Sunday, November 29, 2015

Winter in Yosemite

Yosemite Valley
Image: D800E, AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
f/7.1, 100mm, 1/500 sec

Image: D800E, AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II 
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Landcsapes in Portrait mode

The Plantation

Image, 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, 70mm, 1/80th sec, ISO 400

When doing my research on this shot, I found most images where done in landscape mode, so an easy way to make something different is to do what others have not, this image highlights the moss more than the trees, yet still gives that vanishing point effect that I wanted. Just wish I had better light that day, another trip to Savannah is in order.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Brick and mortar - Savannah, Georgia

Pulaski Detail

Image: Fort Pulaski Detail. Canon 5D Mk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L II, 67mm,
f/5.6, 1/80th sec, ISO 1600

I recently visited Fort Pulaski, just outside Savannah, GA. on Cockspur Island. A unique history surrounds this fort, the end of an era for brick and mortar.

Fort Pulaski

Image: Fort Pulaski Detail. Canon 5D Mk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L II, 70mm,
f/5.6, 1/80th sec, ISO 1600

Savannah and its environs are a place dear to my heart, I spent two years living there and I have some close friends that still live there. But in all my time there I only visited Pulaski once and never photographed it, now I wish I had more time to go back and fully document this piece of Americas history from the Civil War.

More coming soon....


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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Shooting by moonlight

Moonrise at Panther Beach

Image: 5D Mk III, EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 16mm, 4sec at f/6.3, ISO 100

After a very uneventful sunset at Panther Beach, I decided to stick around and try shooting by moonlight, more for fun than any real serious photography. While trying to keep my ISO as low as possible and not letting my shutter speed get to long, I opened up my aperture to f/6.3 for a 4 sec exposure, that way I would get wave blur instead of completely smoothing out the water, like I would have at shutter speeds of around 20 sec.

I pulled the shadows extensively in Lightroom to balance the image.

If you try this, do it during a full moon for the most light possible, keep your ISO at 100 and try different shutter speeds to see what you get.


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