Thursday, February 28, 2013
Gallery on smugmug. set of images on flickr. Set on facebook.
Monument star. Buy a print. Nikon D600, Tokina 16-28 mm f/2.8 at 16mm, f/14, 1/40s, ISO 100
This is close to the end of Otto's trail looking towards Independence Monument. I had never realized it is a fin instead of a pinnacle (see last image below). The sunstar is caused by diffraction of the small diaphragm opening (i.e. high f-stop) that I used.
Clinging. Buy a print.
Nikon D600, Tokina 16-28 mm f/2.8 at 16mm, f/11, 1/20s, ISO 100
Compare this to a nearby horizontal composition:
Hot and Cold. Buy a print.
Nikon D600, Tokina 16-28 mm f/2.8 at 16mm, f/16, 1/6s, ISO 100
I love the contrast of warm and cold tones here. The color was overwhelmingly brilliant and real life.
Perspective/Monument light. Buy a print.
Nikon D600, Tokina 16-28 mm f/2.8 at 28mm, f/11, 1/20s, ISO 100
This shows the Independence Monument rock from the other side. It looks much more like a pinnacle from here.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Warning: To those interested mostly in my pictures, please ignore this nerdy gear related post.
After quite a bit of analysis and renting lenses (I like lensrentals.com I settled on the new Nikon 70-200mm f/4 VR lens as a good compromise between weight and image quality. It came in the mail a few days ago and I tested it out the first chance I got two days ago. I knew it was good but I am still astounded at the enormous detail you can get out of this when used correctly. Here is a sample image:
Snowy Canyon. Bigger and prints.
Nikon D600, Nikkor 70-200 mm f/4.0 at 70mm, f/5.6, 1/50s (handheld), ISO 100.
Of course this a web image so you won't really see how sharp this really is, so here is the central portion of the image with the top of the little S in the road showing.
I did not optimize this image for retina displays, nor display sharpen it. The only real adjustment in Lightroom is a +1EV exposure adjustment ( I forgot to overexpose for the white snow). So on retina it will not look as good as it does on normal screens. Just look at that detail. On most computer screens (usually around 100 ppi), you are looking at the equivalent of a 60"x40" (1.5 x 1 m) print.
Here is another example:
Powdered sugar. Bigger and prints.
Nikon D600, Nikkor 70-200 mm f/4.0 at 120mm, f/8.0, 1/30s (handheld), ISO 100.
That is handheld at 1/30s at 120 mm! Now check out the 1:1
Pretty amazing if you ask me.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Airport Sunrise. Buy a Print. On flickr, On facebook, on Google+.
Composite of 9 images from Nikon D300, Nikon 18-55mm at 35mm, f/16, 1/6s, ISO 200.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
One of the first 1000 images I took with my new D600. I am now at 6600 or so shutter events and had to clean the sensor for the second time.
Up and down. Buy a print. Flickr. Facebook. Google+.
Nikon D600. Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 at 24mm, f/11, 0.6s, ISO 100.