|Cauldron of Fire - M240, 35 'lux.|
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Adobe started shipping Lightroom 5 yesterday and though the public beta has been available for a while, I didn't use it that much for my day to day images. However, now that its official, it was time to switch and there are two features that are going to be very useful to me. First is "Upright" which automatically applies rotation correction as well as horizontal and vertical distortion correction. Second and arguably even more powerful is radial local adjustments. I've been waiting to use something like this on the image above because I wanted a vignette which didn't apply to the Penguins but did to the ocean and the beach below. Here's what the image looks like without the adjustment.
What I really like about this new tool is that its very simple, yet extremely powerful. With just a few clicks you can specify an ellipse, orient it and then apply whatever local adjustments either to the region covered by the ellipse or its inverse. Only one slider option, "feather, and nothing else to make it complicated. Yet with the ability to define an ellipse and orient it arbitrarily and stack multiples non-destructively, for the many this becomes a really powerful tool.
Sunday, June 02, 2013
|Sea Arch and Flowers - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 32 HR, ~f/13, 2s, ISO 35. ~11mm rise, 2 degrees tilt.|
Friday, May 31, 2013
|Antarctic Terns by Risting Glacier - 5D3, 70-200 II + 1.4x @ 280, f/4, 1/2500s, ISO 200|
Thursday, May 30, 2013
|Lichens and Snow - 5D3, 70-200 IS II + 1.4x TC @ 280, f/5, 1/640s, ISO 100|
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
|Risting Glacier at the end of Drygalski Fjord - 5D3, 24-70 II @ 24mm, f/7.1, 1/500s, ISO 100|
Sunday, May 26, 2013
|Snow and Clouds - 5D3, 70-200 IS II @ 70mm, f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 100|
We were going to go for a landing at Cave Cove in King Haakon Bay that morning and waking up at 6, I quickly got ready and went upstairs hoping for some dramatic sky. The sun kept going behind and then emerging from layers of light cloud, giving some really nice light.
I had originally fully intended to keep this image in color. I love images with snow, clouds and glacier in them as there are subtle color differences (and not so subtle with glaciers) but in this case the black & white appealed to me more bringing more attention to the differences in texture and tone, even though I had to sacrifice not having the blue of glacier at the bottom.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
|Giraffe Dance - 1Ds3, 70-200 IS II @ 200mm, f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 100|
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
|King Penguin Colony - 5D3, 24-70 II @ 35mm, f/8, 1/320s, ISO 100, 12 panels.|