Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
I had been wanting to take one of these silky-water-effect photos for quite some time and I had the chance a couple of weeks back. I took this one during our holidays, on a rainy day on the Baltic Sea (they seem to have quite a few of these over there). I have no ND filters to reduce the amount of light further and get the silky effect on the water, so even at F36 and ISO 100 the exposure time was still two seconds. Luckily for me there was no wind at all and the sea looked pretty flat itself without photo tricks. The one unexpected factor was the movement of the sea bridge, which spoiled quite a few shots. But I have learned the trick and took more than one.
Friday, 19 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Most of my photos do not require a lot of preparation. This one above did not require a lot of preparation either. But getting the timing right and "learning" to drop the lemon into the flower vase so that it would present a good view, that took time. Actually, some 40 trials, give or take a few.
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Although only in transit, we had to go through inmigration and we were actually able to leave the airport terminal building. Unfortunately we only had a few hours available and I tried to catch up a bit with my sleep trying to readjust to my time zone.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
I did not really get to see anything in NZ. On the day of arrival we tried to get close to the city center, but it was just not possible. While I was there, there was one small earthquake during the night. For a few seconds, the bed was moving and then, nothing. Lucky.