|Gentoo Penguin - 5D3, 400 f/2.8 IS II, f/2.8, 1/1250s, ISO 200|
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
|Trees in Morning Light - 5D3, 70-200 IS II @ 150mm, f/13, 1/10s, ISO 100|
Also, G+ Photos has a great new pan and zoom feature in the lightbox. If you click on the image above, it will take you to the image in the lightbox and all you have to do is roll the scroll wheel to zoom (or swipe up with two fingers).
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
|Rocks and Water, Evening Light - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 48mm, f/22, 0.5s, ISO 35|
Google+ has a great new pan and zoom feature that lets you zoom in on the details. The version here is resized to 2048, but if you view the image in my album you can see a downsized 50 megapixel version (the original 80mp version can't be uploaded because it exceeds the current size limit).
Sunday, January 20, 2013
|Penguin March - 5D3, 24-70 f/2.8 II @ 24mm, f/10, 1/60s, ISO 200|
Sunday, January 13, 2013
|First Light - 5D3, 70-200 IS II @ 70mm, f/13, ISO 100.|
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
|A Deep Blue - 5D3, 400 f/2.8 IS II, f/4, 1/1600s, ISO 100|
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Sunday, January 06, 2013
|Red Rocks Under Snow - Sony RX-1, f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 100|
Friday, January 04, 2013
|Sutro Baths Sunset - 5D3, 17 TS-E, f/22, ISO 100, long exposure|
I was out this evening with +Amy Trang +Josh Haftel +Dave Cohen and many many other photographers as a part of the San Francisco Bay Area Long Exposure Photowalk. Sutro Baths was the location and though I had some difficulty in finding a composition I was happy with eventually, this image which was the last set of frames I made before leaving is something I'm happy with. The photowalks will continue for the rest of the weekend and though I unfortunately can't participate, if you are in the area, I highly recommend checking it out.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
|San Francisco Sunrise - 5D3, 24 TS-E, f/11, ISO 100.|
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
|Staghorn Cholla and the Superstitions - OM-D EM-5, 7-14 @ 2mm, f/5.6, ISO 200|
One of the reasons I love shooting hand held is that it allows me to quickly explore interesting perspectives and angles which is exactly what I did here. With the swiveling screen of the Olympus EM-5 I could frame the shot without getting on my belly. With the on screen level, I made sure to be level on the horizontal axis and with sensor based image stabilization and high FPS, I could hand hold all 5 frames of this HDR.
I took a lot of cameras with me on my recent trip, so that I could shoot with them all to get a good feel for all of them and to see how the image quality holds up. In this case, the image quality holds up very well. I have a 16x20 print I just made of this image and the results are simply outstanding; it could hang in a gallery. The only criticism I would have is the excessive lateral chromatic aberration on the 7-14 which required quick work in Lightroom and then further masked desaturation in Photoshop.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Happy New Year and welcome to 2013! Being the start of a new year, I am going to make a change to the way my images are made available.
Several months ago, I got rid of all watermarks on images, its time to take it another step. All my images from now on will have full resolution versions available for download. These images also being made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. What this means is that anyone can take any of images and do pretty much what they want with it (with some conditions) without permission from me. There are only two basic requirements with this license, you can't claim the image to be your own, i.e. its still mine (thats the "Attribution" part) and second if you make a derived work then it needs to be made available under a similar license (thats the "ShareAlike" part). Thats about it, everything else is good to go. Its going to take me a while to make the originals available for download on the www.akimagery.com site (mostly due to the way its set up) but if there is an image that someone wants just ping me and I'll make it available right away. All newly posted images from now on Google+ will also be at full resolution and freely available for download.
Second, I won't be posting updates to the Facebook fan page any longer. No issues with Facebook, just that it doesn't get same kind of interaction that this blog does or that I get on with Google+.
Third, for the first time in several years I don't think I can claim I'll be shooting more in the coming year. I suspect 2013 will see less photography from me. I am not planning on doing any major trips or expeditions and will probably be busy with work and family.