Sunday, April 26, 2015

From sunrise to sunset

There hasn't been much opportunity to capture any serious photography this weekend. I've been in meetings most of the day. The sunrises and skies have been somewhat nondescript but I did attempt a few photos anyway.  Below is a sequence from sunrise to sunset all taken with the Fuji X-T1 and 18-135mm zoom except for the bottom image, which was captured on a cell phone.

Sunrise with the sun behind a thin layer of clouds. The dynamic range of modern digital cameras can keep the shape of the sun as a circle,whereas in the past the its brightness would have completely blasted out the shape. 

Here I tried to work the sunrise into a Mondrian-like composition by framing it with some foreground glass partitions.

With skies so clear the sun is very intense. I tried to capture that intensity with this high-key,  blasted-out shot of the morning sun reflecting off the sea.

Just one tiny cloud on the horizon in late afternoon.

Captured this tree silhouette against a sunset cloud with my cell phone. I've been playing with cell phone shots recently to see what techniques can be applied to improve their quality. 

Ten second night time time-lapse exposure taken with the Nikon D750 and 21mm f/1.8 lens at f/2. 
A beautiful tropical storm blew through here and was gone in less than an hour. Taken with the X-T1 and 18-135mm lens at 18mm.

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