This week I ask you to continue to work on your night shots.
This is an image that I shot a while back at our hotel in Irvine, CA. I could not sleep so I got up at 3:00 am took my camera and tripod and started photographing. This image is actually a HDR image. I created three exposures which I combined in post production.
Enjoy and keep on working on your images!
After photographing star trails in the city of Merced I wanted to find out if I could capture the Milky Way in my back yard. In our area the Milky Way is visible around midnight during the month of May. This is what I got. You can clearly see the effect of the light pollution but I still like the image.
Enjoy and keep on trying and working on your images!
Actually I did almost everything wrong to photograph star trails. Normally you look for a non light polluted area, I photographed in a park in the middle of a populated area. You pick a time when there is no moon (New Moon phase) in the sky. Yesterday the moon was shining quite bright luckily it was not full moon yet. You pick a still standing subject like a rock or building, I picked a group of palm trees that were moved by the wind and still I like the image.
Enjoy and keep on working and improving your images!
I photographed the stars in Yosemite National Park at around 10:15PM. The clouds were still moving through the area. I used a 28mm lens at f2.8, 21 seconds exposure time at an ISO setting of 6400!
Enjoy the image and keep on photographing!
This week I challenge you to work on “Night Shots.” Go out after sunset and start with the so called “blue hour.” Observe how your camera picks up colors in low light conditions and watch the noise level as you increase your ISO settings.
I took this image without a tripod but setting the camera on night shots meaning that the camera takes three exposures and creates a sharp image.
Enjoy the image and have fun with this exercise!
I created this image in Yosemite NP photographing the upper cascades from a bridge. Enjoy and keep on photographing!
I shot this image about 1:00 pm in brought daylight. The two barns are located in Yosemite NP.
Enjoy and keep on photographing!
It is good practice to photograph with an infrared filter around high noon when the sun shines really bright. Wee, I was curious to see what kind of image I would get photographing before sunset. I created this image at a place called “tunnel vision” and indeed it looks like you are looking through a tunnel.
Enjoy and keep on photographing.
This image is shot at a very high ISO (20.000) setting. Of course there is some noise in the image. Actually, this is okay because if you shot infrared film there is also noise in the picture.
Enjoy and keep on experimenting with your images!
I challenge you to continue to work on your infrared images.
Right after the last rain storm I went out into my front yard and photographed this branch of my rose bush.
As always, enjoy this exercise!