river sunset

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Bimjo, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    So I went down to the river last night intending to shoot the sunset. Unfortunately it didn't live up to the advaned billing. And I got there late. [sigh] The river is quite low right now and there was a lot more "beach" than when I've been here before.

    Everything shot with my 5N and various rangefinder lenses.

    CV 21/4 @ f/8

    A little bit more sky than water.

    Not wide enough, let's get really wide. CV 12/5.6 @ f/8 (I'd love to shoot this on a FF camera)

    I know, let's switch to the CV 50/2.5 (@ f/8) and shoot a long exposure comparison series! Post processed to nearly equal apparent exposure levels for the comparison.

    1/13 seconds

    0.3 seconds

    15 seconds (sorry for the big jump, I got ahead of myself with the ND400 filter)

    30 seconds

    79 seconds

    I would have kept going, but I was getting bored. Short attention span and all that. ;) Notice that the clouds don't start to really smoooth out until that last shot, but the water isn't much different between 15 & 79 seconds. The wind was almost nil until it actually got dark so the water was pretty smooth to start with.

    Still with the 50. I wanted to see if the blimp shaped balloon flying above the park (car dealer thing or something) across the river would disappear with a 95 second exposure. It did. ;)

    And right in the middle of this 2 minute exposure a flock of duckes landed just out-of-frame on the left and calmly paddled through the pic. Fortunately it only took them about 20 seconds or so to traverse the frame so they don't show.

    One more toward the west, this with the CV 28/3.5 @ f/8 (15 seconds)

    And we end with a shot of this cool glow in the sky using the M-Rokkor 90/4 @ f/8 (8 seconds)
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    What beautiful set
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  3. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
    Beautiful series some amazing cloud patterns you got there :D
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  4. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Really beautiful!
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  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Brilliant!!! I'm very much attracted by your 3 long exposure shots (#6, #7 and #8) :thumbup:
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  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    Wow...a beautiful set of shots !!
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  7. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Very nice set
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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    What Nick said!
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  9. mashiro2004

    mashiro2004 TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 5, 2014
    Aosta Valley - Italy
    Beautifull set, for me last image is the best...
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  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Thanks for all the kind comments guys. I've not been taking many pics since early summer so it was good to get out and shoot for a change. :)
  11. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Those are indeed quite nice, Jim.

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