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2nd May 2011
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i'm thinking of you, i do every year when we count all our blessings and wonder what we're doing here
as i was saying yesterday, in general i haven't been too happy with the photos i've taken this month. after saturday night i didn't really mind though - putting modesty aside - i freaking love this photo. after seeing it back it got me thinking how this reflects on my skills. to bring the modesty back to the table, i think that this shot is more about luck and tools than it is about technique and vision. for example it would be impossible to get a shot that looks like this without a wide angle lens, remote control and to an extent a tripod. i was certainly lucky that halfway through a dude walked down the beach with a torch, creating a cool lighttrail. and of course lucky that i had such a beautiful sky above me. whilst i practiced this technique in chile, i still had no idea that i'd end up with a photo that looked like this. the only real skill was pointing the camera in the right direction, and selecting the best settings for the exposure. but i guess you could apply that logic to any photo you take. meh - what does it matter - the end result is more important than the journey to get there.

i was so happy with the result from the camera that i didn't change too much in post. i increased the brightness/exposure which brought out the green colour you see. i also left in the purple corners, which i think technically speaking are an error as a result of the sensor heating up, but i liked the effect of the different colours. anyways, here's the original
THIS IS A M A Z I N G !!!!
posted by Michael Behlen on 03 May 2011 15:00
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i've posted 871 photos taken with my nikon d60 - here are the last few i posted - view the rest here

this is the only picture i've taken with a shutter speed of 1599 sec

i've posted 136 photos taken with an aperture of f/4 - here are the last few i posted - view the rest here

i've posted 94 photos taken with a focal length of 10.0 mm - here are the last few i posted - view the rest here

i've posted 2 photos taken on 28th April 2011

02/05/2011
wonder what we're doing here
as i was saying yesterday, in general i haven't been too happy with the photos i've taken this month. after saturday night i didn't really mind though - putting modesty aside - i freaking love this photo. after seeing it back it got me thinking how this reflects on my skills. to bring the modesty back to the table, i think that this shot is more about luck and tools than it is about technique and vision. for example it would be impossible to get a shot that looks like this without a wide angle lens, remote control and to an extent a tripod. i was certainly lucky that halfway through a dude walked down the beach with a torch, creating a cool lighttrail. and of course lucky that i had such a beautiful sky above me. whilst i practiced this technique in chile, i still had no idea that i'd end up with a photo that looked like this. the only real skill was pointing the camera in the right direction, and selecting the best settings for the exposure. but i guess you could apply that logic to any photo you take. meh - what does it matter - the end result is more important than the journey to get there.

i was so happy with the result from the camera that i didn't change too much in post. i increased the brightness/exposure which brought out the green colour you see. i also left in the purple corners, which i think technically speaking are an error as a result of the sensor heating up, but i liked the effect of the different colours. anyways, here's the original