The Way I See It

dreaming with my eyes wide open, part ii

with 2 comments

I shot this at dusk a couple of evenings ago. It had been one of those clear, cloudless sunsets and even as twilight approached, there was a gorgeous orange-gold light in the sky. By this time, the water had taken on it’s twilight color but at the surface, the twinkling tones continued to dance…

tobacco-smoke

tobacco-smoke

Photog Notes
Due to the extremely low light levels by this point, making this image was an exercise in finding just the right combination – of ISO to maintain image quality, of shutter speed to capture some motion while maintaining some sharpness, and of aperture to allow for an interesting depth of focus. I ended up using an ISO of 400; this image was shot at ¼ of a second at f/9.5.

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Written by xinapray

September 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm

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  1. What lovely colours. And the movement makes the picture so dreamlike and almost esoteric. You did indeed find the right combination between shutter speed and aperture.

    munchow

    September 14, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    • Thanks for your kind words, Otto!

      xinapray

      September 15, 2011 at 11:47 am


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