Interesting things get ignored everyday. Walking by this fountain at the Lab in Costa Masa, it seemed eco friendly but not all that inspiring. The sun was blowing out the foreground and the whole thing seemed flat. It turns out, walking around the side and getting a new perspective changed this scene entirely. Suddenly the barrels were in the shade and it had loads of depth and contrast.
I was inspired by Chris Orwig’s “Blue” and decided to try doing a little tinting myself.
Clearly Chris Orwig and I are working with different types of shots and even different blues.
This shot was taken while at the Night Owl session posted earlier at the mouth of the San Francisco Bay. Originally this was a throw away because of poor color, lack of detail and haze on the hillsides. What it had going for it was clouds and contrast which gave me something to work with.
When using Bulb mode, the LCD display shows the exposure time in the upper right corner, so there is no need to use a watch. You will however need a flashlight at night because the LCD light will not stay on during a long exposure.
This is probably in the documentation and from doing a little research, it looks like it has been around since the EOS 20D (through to the 60D). As of this posting it appears Nikon does not offer this feature.
I was inspired by the San Francisco tour last week. I decided to walk around Sacramento last night and take some pictures. I never realized how close Old Town was to the Capitol building.
Aperture Academy runs a Night Owl session. I had the opportunity to take one the other night and collected these shots.