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Landscape Photography Night Photography Travel Photography

Transition to Dawn

I have been doing early morning shoots which means getting up something on the lines of ass o’clock (recognized time) in the morning to get to where I need to go so I can get my shots. I have been all over the last few days shooting just shooting and then heading home and taking much needed naps so I can be fresh for World Cup and Olympic Qualifies along with Euro 2016 friendlies (football matches for the unknowing).

This shot was taken just as I set the camera on the tripod and got my remote shutter and level cube thing on it. I looked up and saw the sky and thought why not fire off a shot and see how it comes out. I had nothing better to do at that moment. It was around 6:30 in the morning and the sky was just starting to lighten up and there was very little ambient light were I was.

The moon is a bit hot in the image. I get it. Moon shooting is hard and I have only gotten a few shots off of the Moon. The moon really screws with the cameras metering and I tend to leave it in spot meter so it may help out if I switched it to another mode. Still, I liked the image.

Ran it through Photoshop then went into Intensify FX and just started stacking filters until I got something I liked it. Not a world class photo but a cool looking one. Plus its proof that I can drag my ass out of bed at 5 AM to get to some place to do sunrise photos!

Enjoy.

transistion-to-dawn

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Architectural Photography Landscape Photography Landscapes

The Two Towers

I didn’t like this image at first. The distortion caused by the lens just didn’t work for me so I let it sit for a long time. I really like the moon above the two towers and the played with it and just let the image flow the more I went I like it. The sky is perfect to bring out the moon and  the two towers break it up and add color to it all.

The name obviously comes from Tolkien.

Enjoy.

Moon Between Two Towers

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Landscapes Nature Night Photography

Big Bad Voodoo Moon

I debated on Van Morrison’s Moon Dance but instead went with Joe Satriani’s Big Bad Voodoo Moon for the title.  First time I have shot with my Sony A58 on a tripod along with a 400mm lens.  I’m used to long exposures at night to collect details but with the moon being bright I had to play with settings until I got it.  Things got a bit noisy in the corp as I kept bringing out the features in the moon.  Not perfect but it works for me as a first time attempt at shooting the moon.

Big Bad Voodoo Moon
Sony A58, 400mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125