So it’s early morning… Sun’s rising, fog’s coming up from the water, which, by the way, is totally still…
Lovely! It was kind of chilly, but refreshing. If I wasn’t dying to go back to bed (after sleeping for only a few hours), I would’ve sat down on the pier and… just sat…
D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm
D800, ISO200, 1/350 sec @ f/9.5, Nikkor 50mm
Not too long ago I bought a new toy for my camera. Had been drooling over it for a looooong time already, but never got it, because they’re hard to get from here (and with a hefty price-tag) and it would still be quite expensive to order from the States anyway. But then the other day I finally made up my mind and ordered it from B&H.
It took me awhile before I got the chance to actually test it, but some nights ago I went out to this place I’ve been looking at for some time, and set up the “gear”. And in these neck of the woods you really NEED this gear. Especially around this time, when the sun sets around midnight and rises again an hour later without it getting dark completely. And even then it was still so light and bright that I couldn’t get it exposed any longer than 30 secs. It worked fairly ok. There was a decent wind that kept the waves rolling and the boat bobbing on the waves, so that gives a nice little touch to the image.
This image was shot just after 8pm, and it was like mid-day. I really need to go out after midnight to catch some of that civil twilight. Maybe then I can up the clock to a minute or so…
Question now is (again): which one’s better? The color one or the black and white one?
Both images shot with D700, ISO200, 30sec @ f/16, Nikkor 50mm, 8-stop VariND filter
… then you just wait until the ball’s gone and all that’s left is the smoldering sky…
D700, ISO1600, 1/750 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm
aka A guy’s world of oblivion, Day 18
One (two in this case) picture tells more than 1000 words…
D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/9.5, Nikkor 50mm
D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/6.7, Nikkor 50mm
It’s something everyone should try. It’s a whole different world out there when the lights are out. Or on, actually 😉 And especially now with the snow and the cold weather when everything looks (and feels) crisp.
Note that you don’t need a star filter to create the star effect. A small aperture and a long exposure time do the trick very well.
D200, ISO100, 267 sec @ f/27, Tamron 28-75mm