|Bison in Green - 1Ds3, 500, f/4, 1/800s, ISO 400|
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
|Falling Down - Sony NEX-5N, 18-200 @ 69mm, f/6.3, ISO 200, fusion of 3 exposures|
Saturday, April 28, 2012
|Santa Barbara Sunrise - 1D4, 500 f/4 IS, f/4, 1/8000s, ISO 800|
This is an image where I made a pretty amateur technical error. I was photographing shorebirds hand held that morning and so had my camera set to ISO 800 so that I could get a sufficiently high shutter speed. I then liked the colors in the sky so I tried to find a framing that would work with a sail boat, completely not paying attention to my ISO settings. It wasn't until much later I realized my mistake. Fortunately the 1D4 has pretty clean ISO 800 and this image doesn't have a lot of intricate detail.
P.S. I've been in Red Deer, Alberta for only a day and have already seen a spectacular sunset. I really need to spend more time photographing here.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
|Orange Mist - Leica M9, 50 Summilux, ~f/4, 1/30s, ISO 160|
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
|Two-headed Giraffe - 1Ds3, 500, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 200.|
Monday, April 23, 2012
|Water Explosion - Leica S2, 120 APO-Macro Summarit, f/13, 1/8s, ISO 160|
Successfully making an image like this one requires getting just the right shutter speed. If its too fast, you don't get those long streams, if its too slow the water becomes too smooth and that feeling of power gets lost. Over the years, I've had to do a lot of experimenting to get a feel for what shutter speed I need for a particular effect and taking into account factors like the speed at which the water is moving. Timing is obviously another critical element but with the low lag of modern cameras, it isn't too difficult to manage. Composition is the last critical element since the impact of the wave isn't in the frame when you are composing, requiring you to imagine how big it will be and where it will be in the frame. If you go too tight, the full water explosion would be captured, too loose and it will require too much cropping in post.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
|Growth - Leica S2, 30mm, f/11, fusion of 5 exposures|
Saturday, April 21, 2012
|Into the Storm - M9, 50 Noctilux, f/8, 1/90s, ISO 160|
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
|Calla - Leica S2, 120 APO-Macro Summarit, f/13, 1/15s|
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
|Phantom Falls - Leica S2, 30mm, f/22, 2s, ISO 160|
This area contains several other waterfalls, a couple more which we photographed which I will hopefully finished working on over the coming weeks. Its also an incredible place to hike and the wild flowers this week should be incredible. This will definitely be an area I will return to next spring.
Friday, April 13, 2012
|Garrapata Moonset - Leica S2, 180 APO, f/19, 4s, ISO 160|
Thursday, April 12, 2012
We have a beautiful Jasmine bush which flowers every spring in the backyard. The wonderful fragrance from the bush also carries it pretty far. I find floral photography to be rather challenging but my friend Greg Mitchell seems to have a knack for it which makes me jealous everytime I see one of his wonderful floral images.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
|Soberanes Sea Arch - Leica S2, 30mm, f/16, 3s, ISO 160|
I also spent the entire time shooting with the Leica S2 and a nice kit of lenses. The S lenses are simply gorgeous. Optically superb and built to last a lifetime. The 36 megapixel files from the S2 are richly detailed and for landscape photography I have to admit I am a little jealous of Nikon shooters with the D800 which should deliver files just as detailed. Post-processing the massive files are interesting as they bring my poor computers to their knees. The finished PSD for this image with all its adjustments and layers was over 3 GB!
Saturday, April 07, 2012
I'm at the Big Sur coast this weekend doing a lot of photography. This morning we were back at Garrapata State Beach and it was productive, I'm looking forward to posting more images from that shoot.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
|Roots - Leica S2, 120 Macro Summarit, f/5.6, 1/30s, ISO 160|
Monday, April 02, 2012
|Callas at Garrapata - M9, 35 Summilux, ~f/6.7, 1/2000s, ISO 160|
Sunday, April 01, 2012
|Big Sur Coast in Spring - 5D2, 17 TS-E, f/16, 8s|