|Deadvlei from the air - Sony RX10, ~39mm equiv., f/4, 1/1250s, ISO 400|
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
|Dead Trees, Clay Pan - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 32 HR, ~f/13, 1/30s, ISO 35|
This image was made to be captured either by a technical camera or a tilt-shift lens. Wanting to keep the trees plane parallel, I used about 10mm of fall to pull in more of the clay pan. I also had around a couple of degrees of tilt to make sure that everything from the nearest point of the clay pan to the top of the dunes and the tree were in focus.
From the previous day I knew that the sun would rise quickly and that the penumbra of the shadow of the dune behind us would add a very soft, natural gradient. This is also the time where the trees themselves were also fully side lit with the soft morning light.
Monday, April 21, 2014
|untitled - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 180 HR, ~f/13, 0.5s, ISO 35|
Friday, April 18, 2014
|Clouds at Sossusvlei - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 32 HR, ~f/11, 1/125s, ISO 35|
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
In the time I've spent here I think I've started to understand why and its a combination of several things. The most obvious of course is that the desert is slowly taking this place over and there is something so appealing about making images with and decaying structures. One thing I noticed about Kolmanskop was the quality of the construction. These people had money and they spent it in building well constructed buildings. They even had electricity here when much of the world was still lit with gas lamps and had the first x-ray machine in southern Africa in the hospital. Then within about 45 years the town was abandoned. What makes Kolmanskop special is the money they spent in the construction, the fancy wallpaper, the hand painted edging on the walls and the bright colors. This combined with the desert reclaiming the town is what IMO makes this place appealing to many types of photographers.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
|Aloe Dichotoma - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 32 HR, ~f/11, 1/4s, ISO 35|
Monday, April 07, 2014
|Dome - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 23 HR, ~f/13, 1/8s, ISO 35|
Saturday, April 05, 2014
|Memorial - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 23 HR, f/11, 1/8s, ISO 35|
Friday, April 04, 2014
|Tables and Chairs - Sony RX10, ~26.4mm equiv., f/5.6, 1/40s, ISO 125|