This was a once in a blue moon opportunity. I had two parties to go on the New Year’s eve but the full moon was very nice to miss. I took the longest lens I have (70-200mm 2.8L canon) and took this picture. It wasn’t coming out correctly at first, later I took the tripod on the driveway and took this without the slightest vibrations but somehow missed the crystal sharp focus. Here it is ..the first one with 2600K temperature and second with 4000K both zoomed in to the max 200mm.
Over the years, I had tried my hand in different long timed exposures from velvety white water falls or stream to a recent experiment in tunnel.
Here are some of the better photos from each photo shoot along with EXIF details.
This was taken recently on the way to Duluth in a about 1/2 mile long tunnel. With a EF17-40mm lens set at 40mm with an aperture of f4.0 and shutter speed of 0.4 seconds, this was exposed to +0.25ev.
This cotton candy like firework was captured in Dells, Wisconsin a few years back with my 10D. Taken for 1/20 seconds at f/4 with an ISO of 800 at 70mm focal length.
Skiing & Snow Boarding are the popular sport in MN, for at least 6 months, which lately has gone up to 8 months. There are many ski areas and Afton Alps is a one near by which has beginner to pro level course. There are also contests held where the skiier has to cross a water pond cut in the middle on the way down from the hill. This was taken with a shutter speed of 1/90sec at f/13 with a 73mm on the lens.
This lightning picture is a HDR taken in 2006. It is a combination of 4 different exposures taken in 30 seconds shutter speeds with a 50mm prime lens at f/11.
What’s a Timed exposure article without a seamless flowing vevetty falls, right? Here it is. Its taken in Gooseberry Falls, Duluth, MN. This is a HDR of 3 different exposures. The 0 eV was taken with 17mm lens at f/22 for 0.3 seconds.
In the film camera days, there used to be multiple exposure on single frame. Today we can expose in different frames, combine them ‘after the fact’ and finally get one picture. This technique is been popularly called “HDR” or “High Dynamic Range”.
Here is my attempt at HDR (though I should say Photoshop – even CS4 sucks at properly merging the photos. Manually merging them makes it a lot better!)
During my recent visit to India, went to Thrissur, Kerala, a beautiful city often called the cultural center of Kerala, with perfect balance between greenery & concrete and rural & urban population. During the stay at the Hotel, found this amazingly huge Cathedral. Here are 2 photographs of the same at different times of the day.
No, its not the Mitsubishi Eclipse . Its the total Lunar eclipse observed from most parts of North American continent in February 2008. I was in Orlando, Florida and had just checked into the motel. It was a beautiful view from the lawn of the motel the most expected Eclipse event since the next Total Lunar eclipse is not until Dec 21, 2010.
So I grabbed my gear (Canon 10D with 70-200 2L lens). I was experimenting Sunny 16 rules and basic exposure guide to capture moon. Finally, got one.
It was 4:00 PM on 20th Feb. We (me and Brindha) were rushing to the Minneapolis airport to board the non stop flight to a place where we can escape from the winter of Minnesota… Yes, we were going to Florida where it was 85-90F.
This is the land that claims “Scream with the kids for a change”
Very True. We became kids going in all the rides at Universal Studios and the next day at Sea World. Here are some photos from there:
After that we went for scenic spots and one such place is near Key Largo.