Bar Harbor in Purple

I'm back from the off-line outback of Maine. I was without Internet access for a few days, that's why I failed to upload the daily posts...

This is an HDR I created just 45 minutes ago while staying at the Best Western in Bar Harbor, ME. I shot 4 bracketed exposures 2 stops apart - I actually shot 9 exposures, 1-stop apart but just used the 4. The sky was so bright red, I had to desaturate it slightly. I wanted to shoot a second set of exposures with a slightly wider focal length but the magic was already gone - it lasted for just around 2 minutes....

Exif Info:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

  • Exposure Time: 3.2s (32/10)

  • Aperture: f/14

  • ISO: 100

  • Focal Length: 23mm (23mm in 35mm)


The Deamonizer

I shot this portrait of a working colleague in the parking garage of our office building over lunch. It was a very simple lighting setup with a shoot-through umbrella on camera right (check the catch-light in the eye) plus a bare speedlight on camera left behind the subject.

Exif Info:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II set to Manual Mode

  • Exposure Time: 1/30th second

  • Aperture: f/8

  • ISO: 200

  • Focal Length: 200mm


Hays Gallery London

I was shooting at Hays Gallery in London with my tripod and I didn't get sent away by the security guards - they just wanted to know if I'm shooting commercially. Once I told them, no - they left me alone.

This is not an HDR, btw. Single exposure processed in Adobe Lightroom 3.

Exif Data:

  • Date Taken: 2010-07-23 22:53:29

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

  • Exposure Time: 30s (30/1)

  • Aperture: f/16

  • ISO: 200

  • Focal Length: 15mm (15mm in 35mm)


Tiny World in Europa Park

Europa Park in Rust/Germany is the second most popular theme park in Europe after Disney World in Paris. It has awesome photo locations and is very photography friendly. I was shooting around in several theme hotels at night with my tripod and wasn't approached by a single security guard.

I was not using a tripod for this particular picture.

Exif Info:

  • Date Taken: 2010-09-03 21:32:46

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

  • Exposure Time: 0.0666s (1/15)

  • Aperture: f/2.8

  • ISO: 3200

  • Focal Length: 16mm (16mm in 35mm)


No tripod