Thursday, April 23, 2015

More Northern Lights

Went out past molt a few nights ago and found northern lights again! This is what I managed to get pictures of. Again its very hard to focus at night. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Final Portfolio

ISO200 160mm f/5.3  1/100

ISO200 29mm f/4.8 1/250

ISO200 200mm f/5.6 1/400

ISO1600 24mm f/11 1/2000

ISO1600 26mm f/11 1/320

ISO100 55mm f/9.0 1/1000

ISO400 200mm f/6.3 1/400

ISO100 55mm f/8.0 1/250

ISO1600 18mm f/3.5 20

ISO100 44mm f/8.0 1/250

ISO200 200mm f/5.6 1/320

ISO200 92mm f/4.5 1/640

ISO200 200mm f/5.6 1/640

ISO200 200mm f/10 1/160

ISO800 55mm f/5.0 1/4000

ISO200 200mm f/5.6 1/200

ISO200 55mm f/9.0 1/500

ISO200 18mm f/16 1/400

ISO100 18mm f/13 1/500

ISO100 40mm f/13 1/640

ISO100 65mm f/5.6 1/2500

ISO100 200mm f/5.6 1/160

ISO100 24mm f/9.0 1/25

ISO200 18mm f/6.3 1036

ISO200 18mm f/13 1108
ISO3200 18mm f/13 30

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Northern Lights

Went out to Alkali Creek and took some pictures of the northern lights. Each picture was about a 20 minute exposure. I like the results quite a bit. Focusing is super  hard in the dark, I'm very glad they are focused

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Star Trails

Cowichan Lake Star Trails by Anne McKinnell. I am going to attempt to take star trails this semester. The below site gives good tips on how to start.

Some tips include.
Use 20-30 second exposures stacked to limit noise and hot spots on censors. Have a remote sensor or duck tape the sensor down to not have camera shake. 2-3 hours can get good trails. To stitch the pictures together there are dedicated programs or Photoshop can be used.
Another great tip is go early and plan your shoot so you don't miss twilight to get the foreground.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

5 Picture

These are 5 of my better pictures from the Yellowstone trip.
ISO200 200mm f/5.6 1/640
I am happy with this picture. I think all my settings were set correctly and am happy with how I composed it. I used a brush to brighten the face of the bison and also brightened the shadows to ring out some more detail in the bison.

ISO200 55mm f/9.0 1/500
 I am mostly happy with this picture. I wish I would have shot an a higher aperture as to get the tree a bit more in focus. It was very foggy so I'm not sure how in focus the tree could have been in through the fog.
ISO100 40mm f/13 1/640
 I really like this picture, it is one of my personal favorites. I took this picture as a landscape and cropped to this aspect ratio. It does not have a high resolution and wont be able to be blown up big but that's not a problem for me because I wont ever blow it up! Im very happy with how this came out regardless of the resolution.
ISO200 200mm f/5.6 1/200
 I'm happy with how this picture came out. The only thing which I think could be improved is to make the mountains in focus. I was limited to f5.6 because I didn't want to raise my ISO  any more and couldn't shoot any longer of an exposure without having blur happen. For the early morning situation with lower light this turned out very well for me.
ISO200 200mm f/10 1/160
I like how the rocks look. The crack in the rock makes this much more interesting to me.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


These are a quick selection of some of the better pictures I took at Yellowstone. I haven't finished editing all of my pictures yet but these are looking like some of the best. I had a 55mm-200mm lens on a cropped camera at Yellowstone which almost worked perfect. I was unable to get any good pictures of the wolfs or coyotes. Anything somewhat close to me I was able to capture.