|Purple Gallinule - Canon 1D4, 70-200 II + 1.4x TC @ 280mm, f/5.6, 1/50s, ISO 200|
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
|Bower Ponds Fall Color - Leica M9, 35 'lux II, ~f/8, 1/180s, ISO 160|
|Bower Ponds Fall Color - Leica M9, 35 'lux II, f/8, (varying shutter speeds), ISO 160|
Sunday, September 25, 2011
|Tioga Lake Thaw - Canon 5D2, 24 TS-E II, f/8, 1/160s, ISO 100|
|Stuck - Leica M9, 50 Summicron, ~f/2.8, 1/4000s, ISO 160|
Friday, September 23, 2011
|Sashtiabdhapoorthi Materials - Leica M9, 50 Noct, f/0.95, 1/90s, ISO 640|
|Aarthi - Leica M9, 35 'lux II, ~f/2.8, 1/45s, ISO 640|
|Sashtiabdhapoorthi - Leica M9, 21 'lux, f/1.4, 1/30s, ISO 200|
|Abhishekam -Leica M9, 35 'lux II, f/11, 1/125s, ISO 160|
|Homam - Leica M9, 35 'lux II, f/1.4, 1/30s, ISO 200|
|Homam - Leica M9, 35 'lux II, f/1.4, 1/60s, ISO 500|
|Blessings - Leica M9, 35 'lux II, f/1.4, 1/30s, ISO 400|
|Yum - Leica M9, 35 'lux II, f/5.6, 1/45s, ISO 1250|
Monday, September 19, 2011
|A Quiet Read - M9, 50 f/0.95 Noctilux, f/0.95, 1/90s, ISO 160|
|Pleasant Interruption - M9, 50 f/0.95 Noctilux, f/0.95, 1/60s, ISO 320|
Thursday, September 15, 2011
|White Ginger Dreams - Leica M9, 50 f/0.95 Noctilux, f/0.95, 1/1000s, ISO 160.|
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
|The River Rushes - Leica M9, 28 Elmarit ASPH, ~f/22, 1.5s, ISO 160|
|The River Rushes (B&W) - Canon 5D2, 24 TS-E II, f/11, 2s, ISO 100|
Its interesting, the sRGB JPG version doesn't do the colors justice, its much nicer in print as it is when viewing the original ProPhotoRGB file on my wide gamut display.
So which do you prefer the vertical B&W or the horizontal color image?
Sunday, September 11, 2011
|Hidden Leopard - 1Ds3, 500, f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO 320|
Saturday, September 10, 2011
|Bison Grazing Under the Tetons - Canon 1D4, 70-200 @ 70mm, f/5.6, 1/640s, ISO 100, 6 frame stitch|
Above is the full panorama shown with Zoomify so you can zoom right in on the Bison.
Friday, September 09, 2011
|Shadows on Mesh - Leica M9, 35 Summilux ASPH II, ~f/4, 1/500s, ISO 160|
As a bonus, my 35mm Summilux ASPH II arrived yesterday at the same time so it was like Christmas came early. I've only had a chance to do a handful of around the house shooting with the lens but from what I see this is the finest 35mm lens I've ever used from any manufacturer. The sharpness and contrast wide open is superb and the performance across the frame as you stop down is equally superb. Can't wait to do some actual photography with this gem.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
|Two is Better Than One - Canon 1Ds3, 70-200 f/2.8 IS II @ 70mm, f/5, 1/60s, ISO 100|
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
|Bosque Sunrise - Canon 1Ds3, ZE 21, f/5.6, ISO 200, fusion of 5 exposures|
Saturday, September 03, 2011
I made this 10 frame panorama of the Seattle Skyline last summer. I finished stitching it together but didn't do anything with it since the aspect ratio was so wide and one needs to see the full resolution version to appreciate it. It occurred to me today that I could use Zoomify to show it and so here we are. Be sure to zoom right in, there should be sufficient detail even though I set the JPEG compression fairly high to keep the size reasonable.
Technical: Canon 1Ds3, 70-200 f/2.8 IS II @ 200mm, f/5, 2s, ISO 100. 10 frame stitch in Photoshop CS5.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
|Dawn of a New Day over Emerald Bay - 5D2, 24 TS-E II, f/22, 2s, ISO 100|
So with that in mind I set out early one morning in late July, getting to the spot around 5:30. I quickly found the composition I wanted and knew that I would need heavy filtration to get what I was after. In the end, the sun came up exactly where I was expecting to and ended up making the image I wanted.
A natural question that comes up is whether the reds and purples in the sky are 'real' or whether they were achieved through digital manipulation. The answer is no in both cases. These colors are the result of me using a strong reverse grad filter stacked with a strong soft grad filter with the camera set to daylight white balance. If I had shot film this is close to what I would have gotten. I did add a tinted a virtual grad filter in Lightroom in post to balance out the lake however.