Thursday, July 24, 2008

Absolutely Gorges.

After the 2008 Fingerlakes Wine Festival, I stopped by at Watkins Glen State Park. If you're ever in upstate New York, particularly in the middle-of-nowhere stop by and check out the gorges. And if you're ever up there in July, you definitely must check out the Fingerlakes Wine Festival.

Here are some photos from the gorges.

Gorgeous (gorges) Shutter Speed

I took some photos at Watkins Glen Gorges in upstate New York. The area was beautiful, but it was an overcast day and kinda dim in the gorges. I'm still learning about exposure, and camera-shake, and all that. Thus... I did not get many photos that were crisp or blogworthy - but I wanted to post up some experimental photos to show what shutter-speed adjustments can do.
Camera's auto settings of 1/60sec at F/5.6

Shutter priority mode (tV) set at 1/4 sec and f/20.

I had an ND filter on standby, but this was a shady area and was unnecessary. I didn't have a tripod so this was just loosely propped on a wall. The second photo isnt as crisp but its not bad. I definitely like the whispy look of the water streaming, over the 'frozen-in-action' shot above it.

Auto-settings: 1/80sec F/7.1

Shutter priority: 1/5sec F/25

The difference is much more dramatic in the second set of photos.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Getting Fired and Worked up.

A rather impressive fireworks show outside of Nassau Coliseum. Most of these photos were taken with around 3 second exposure, on a tripod.

View these full screen and save one as your desktop background. After that, don't say I never gave you anything. (They look much better at full resolution, for real, try it out)