It looked like it was going to rain so I thought I would get some great cloud action. This was shot through a window. Set the camera to run at the defaults of 1 shot every 5 seconds and ran it for about an hour. This was the second test. A small aperture works best to prevent flicker from the aperture variations of each shot. Manual focus and manual exposure to achieve the light variations. I changed the default from 30fps to 24fps to get more time from my storage media. It’s so easy, the camera compiles the movie and it’s ready to go.
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Some trial and error yielded a few pretty good results. I experimented with different stops from f22 down to f5.6. I settled for f8. Timing for holding the shutter open is critical. I used my cable release on Bulb. Too short and you don’t get any trails. Too long and the fireworks explode over each other and you get a mess. Most shots were about 4 seconds.
D3s 16-25 Nikkor
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Nothing like a little frost in the morning to let you know that winter is still around. The sun was shining directly on the windows and the crystals were melting while I was shooting them.
D300 Tamron 90mm macro
What do you do when it’s nasty outside? Go and shoot. Sometimes you don’t have to go very far. I was running an errand and of course brought my camera. On the way back I noticed this river as I drove over a bridge. There was a close parking lot so I parked and found my way down to the banks. 10 minutes later I came away with a few decent shots. Quick processing in camera RAW and Nik Silver Effects Pro and voila.