Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mukilteo Light

5D Mk II, 70-200 f4 IS L, f11, 2 sec

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5D Mk II, 24-70 f2.8 L, f11, 1/3 sec

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The moon, sunset and the lighthouse, came together for some interesting images, I was able to get the sunset reflection in the lower windows while the moon was over head and I waited for the light to turn on and took the lower image about one second in to its cycle, so as not to over power the shot with the lighthouses "light"

The upper shot I used a zoom to isolate the light and the moon and processed it in Lightroom for the dark and forboding look.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Longer Shutter Speeds

Image: 5D MkII, 24-105 f4 IS L, f11 at 1.6 sec
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Set up on a tripod you can change the mood of water by giving it a slight misty feel or a feeling of motion, the eye doesn't see stop action, unless you blink really fast, so allowing the water to move while shooting gives the image a more realistic feel. Rather than shooting a fast shutter speed, I chose a slower one, in this case 1.6 seconds, I like the mood of images like this.
No filters used, single shot.

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