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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Bimjo, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Got this silly idea that I could capture the sun in the cupola of the lighthouse on Clover Island. Close, but... no cigar. However, I did figure out (I think) how to tell when the sun is positioned correctly so when I go back I should be able to nail it. Sounds good anyway. :p

    clover_island140323_01.

    clover_island140323_02.

    clover_island140323_03.

    clover_island140323_04.

    clover_island140323_05.

    All full frame, all with the 5N/Nikkor 80-400 VR.
     
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  2. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    537
    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    They all rock ! Great job !
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    ^^Agree

    but I think #2 is the best execution! :thumbup:
     
  4. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    537
    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    I'd go for #3 #4
     
  5. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Nice idea. I really like #4

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  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    2 and 5 do it for me. But I agree, they all rock! I don't know if you have an iPhone, but you may recall that I used an app called PhotoPils to plan where and when to be on our little meetup out at Palouse Falls. It's a great tool for planning your photography around the position of the sun and moon. Android version coming soon, they say.
     
  7. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Something for everyone! ;)

    I have PhotoPills, but I haven't used it much because looking at maps on my iPhone is a PITA. I do use The Photographer's Ephemeris and Photo Transit on the iPad a lot though. I knew about where to be, but the sun was so bright and it was so hazy it made precise placement difficult.

    Had I had the epiphany of using manual mode to darken this up considerably to place the sun and then switched to Av I'd have been fine I think. Great thoughts, a day late and a dollar short- the story of my life. :p

    Thanks everyone for the comments, I'm glad you enjoyed my humble efforts. :)

    A bonus from the second run through of last nights pics, this one from the long end of the zoom.

    clover_island140323_06.
     
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  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I would agree.
     
  9. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Well, the Boss picked that one too, so you guys are in good company. :p
     
  10. JudyM

    JudyM TalkEmount Regular

    25
    Jan 13, 2014
    Maryland
    Regardless, they're all beautiful. I use Photographer's Ephemeris all the time, it's terrific.
     
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