Saturday, 28 September 2013

Sky streakes

Weather changes are often announced by interesting cloud patterns in the sky. Yesterday a transition set in to colder weather with easterlies. Early in the morning the sky above my local patch was dotted with altocumulus streaks. I choose a more or less symmetrical composition with the horizon in the middle to emphasize the open space and to create a clear vanishing point. In order to create a more balanced exposure I manoeuvred the rising sun behind a little tree and used a neutral density hard gradient filter of 2 stops.

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 17-40mm/f4 @ 17 mm; ISO-200, f16, 1/80s; -0.3 stop; 2 stop ND hard gradient filter; tripod.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

One minute sunshine

Today was a grey, windy, and rainy Saturday. But we had one minute of sunshine, at the very end of the day the sun said "hello and goodbye". I like these vast empty spaces.

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 17-40mm/f4 @ 19 mm; ISO-50, f20, 2s; 2 stop ND hard gradient filter; tripod.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Backlight Heath

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus/Hooibeestje) in backlight. Photo is taken in the Dommel valley between Eindhoven and Nuenen.

* Canon 7D; 100mm/f2.8; ISO-400, f4.5, 1/100s; -0.3 stop.