All photos with a Nikon D5100 18-85 Nikon Kit Zoom APC.
Airplane Lake. Standard photo, with polarizer. 1/800, f3.5. EV+0, ISO 200. 18mm(27mm). Handheld.
|Airplane Lake, 2 miles short of Ship Island. Click for larger view.|
Cathedral Lake, rising full Moon. 1/80", F8. EV+0. ISO 800, 26mm(40mm). No polarizer. Exposure guessed. At ISO 800, the picture is grainy. Used a boulder and a shirt for a tripod.
|Cathedral Lake, rising full Moon. Click for larger view.|
Portrait of my daughter. 1/125 f 3.5. EV+0. ISO 100, 18mm(27mm). 3/4 power auto-flash for fill, plus a polarizer. Auto-exposure, with some white-balance and brightness corrections post-processing. Note vignetting from a stacked polarizer and UV filter. Probably should have stepped-back a bit and zoomed to 50mm, that would have helped to shallow the depth-of-field -- but I always forget I have a zoom lens -- I am still used to prime lenses.
|Daughter. Click for larger view|
Ship Island Lake, HDR. Because the photo was essentially hand-held, the HDR fell apart and the photo was not very good. The quality is very soft, but I still tolerate the picture; it has an old-timer quality. I would have preferred better results.
|Ship Island Lake, HDR - Soft. Click for larger view|
I took two HDR landscapes, but without a tripod, the results were poor. The first was un-recoverable. The second was "soft" (see above). Without a tripod, other photos suffered too. Next time, I am bringing a light-weight tripod, as much as I hate the weight.
Forgetting the 18% grey-card was a colossal irritation.
Although not evident here, dozens of other pictures were taken, with most of them being of people. For a father-daughter trip, such as this, the landscapes are nice, but it is the pictures of us that will be cherished. We even took selfies. I am glad I devoted as much film to ourselves.
The moon was full during the five-day trip and there was no glory in the night sky. My next backpacking trip will be at new moon.
Using an 18% Grey Card
HDR Techniques: Stanley Forest Burn
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