My first Touit 12mm shot

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Poki, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    I have the Touit now for about 10 days, and actually, it rained every single day since I got it. Now, tonight the weather forecast was brilliant, and the clouds got less and less every hour. So I headed out, looking for the perfect landscape for my little Touit. Just as I started shooting, clouds began moving into my frame, and faster than Steve Huff could say 'Leica' all stars were gone.

    Shooting a night landscape when it's cloudy? That's not gonna happen. So I put everything back in the backpack and headed back home. On my way, I saw this beautiful spot of light on the sky (probably reflected moonlight). I thought I had to do something with this unexpected opportunity, and it didn't take long until I ended up with this shot. I quite like how it ended up, and the 12mm focal length as usual helped making it look a bit more dramatic.

    I only really took this shot with my Touit until now, but I think I like it. How do you like my first Touit shot?

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  2. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 4, 2013
    It looks like a scene from the X-files.

    Awesome :)
  3. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Perfect first.

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  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Love it. :)
  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    I think your first shot is brilliant! Looking forward to more.
  6. Lucille

    Lucille TalkEmount Veteran

    May 22, 2013
    I approve of this thread!
  7. Hypocaffeinic

    Hypocaffeinic TalkEmount Regular

    Jun 16, 2013
    Qld, Australia
    Beautiful! I love shooting the night sky, but have never thought to compose a shot like this. What setting did you use, and did you set focus to infinity? Thanks, this is a real beauty!
  8. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    Awesome work Poki!
  9. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    Good thinking and execution, great shot! I am sure we'll see more of your excellent skyscapes with 12mm, keep them coming!
  10. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thanks. Yeah, when the weather gets that bad, you have to look for every tiny opportunity.

    Settings: ISO 1600, f/2.8, 25 seconds. Yes, I focused to infinity, but as it's a 12mm lens, even wide open everything from 2,5 meters to infinity is in focus.
  11. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    I like that shot. Well done.

  12. tmldds

    tmldds New to TalkEmount

    Jun 5, 2013
  13. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    As a test shot it sucks. But seriously, what a beautiful and mysterious shot.
  14. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Agree that this is a great shot.
  15. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Fantastic shot!!!
  16. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Of course you're right. But I don't care about its performance. I paid good money in order to not have to care about quality control problems or other performance issues. What I care is if it can produce photos I like (especially with the tiny color separations needed here), and yes, it does. :)
  17. the-donut-man

    the-donut-man TalkEmount Rookie

    Jun 29, 2013
    Freakishly cool. Not that I can see a deer's and a clown's head in the clouds.
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