Sunday, August 9, 2009
Back in May I posted a photo of my first attempt capturing star trails. I recently returned to the same spot with a different technique to see if I could get a better result. This is a series of ten different pictures taken for five minutes each. I later layered them in photoshop to get this result! During my first attempt I noticed a lot of noise, or grainy specs throughout the photo. It was a 45min exposure at a high ISO. So this time I thought I would take a series of photos, shorter in time, but combined would make up the same time as the first. I added an extra five minutes to get longer star trails.
Next time I'll be including a little light painting where I'll fill in the trees with a flashlight!
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, f/11, bulb setting for 10 photos @ 5 min each, combined later in photoshop, ISO 400
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, f/6.3, bulb setting for 48 min, ISO 400
Monday, August 3, 2009
I'm sure between their grandmother and uncle they're just sick of having their photo taken. But I love it when I can catch these two playing. Can you blame me?
Canon 5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, f/7.1 @ 1/200sec, ISO 200.
Canon 5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, f/7.1 @ 1/320sec, ISO 200.
Okay, I have to say, Brier Island didn't turn out to be much of a photography excursion. Can you say Fog? Anyway, here's what I managed to get during the small breaks.
Of all the things I was expecting to see on Brier Island, this wasn't one of them. But I need a silhouette for a photo assignment. (I'm taking a course through the New York Institute of Photography).
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4.0L IS USM, f/22 @ 1/40sec, ISO 200.
You can see the fog in the background at the base of the lighthouse. There was a very small window to get a few shots. When I was leaving, a family with a young kid came in and he said "Dad, it's so cold here I can't even produce energy!"
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, f/11 @ 1/160sec, ISO 200.
I think the smartest thing for me to do here is not say anything at all. :o)
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, f/11 @ 1/80sec, ISO 200.
What a great day! On our way home from Brier Island, my wife and I stopped in to Annapolis Royal to visit family and friends. Our friends Jonny and Marianne have a beautiful little girl named Ella. It was our first time seeing Ella in almost two years and once she warmed up to us, (which wasn't long), I couldn't resist taking out the camera. This was my first time shooting Ella. She is such a beautiful little girl. The best part about shooting kids is once they forget about the camera you get the best shots!Ella 1
Canon 5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, f/7.1 @ 1/250sec, ISO 200.
Canon 5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, f/7.1 @ 1/125sec, ISO 200.