Archive for August, 2011

Keep Dreaming

August 16, 2011

We had a long weekend here in Italy, so I spent some time editing some of the pictures taken in the past years.

The picture in this post was taken in “Val di Genova”, a small valley in the Western part of Trentino. The bottom of the valley is run by a river and a road that takes you through the entire valley.

Keep Dreaming

Keep Dreaming - Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L, 17mm@f/16, 0.8s, ISO 200. A second picture taken at ISO 800 was used to freeze the water movements (1/8s).

As starting point of this image, I took a single raw shot taken at 0.8s. However, the fast moving water was still with few details left. So, I took a second shot at ISO 800 with a shutter speed of 1/8s enough for freezing some details in the water. Then, I revealed the details of the water using the high ISO shot.

 

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Wolf Stream

August 8, 2011

Once in a while, I manage to get out with my camera and get some decent pictures. This are the Wolf Falls, that have been already featured in this blog. Actually, I have visited this falls in autumn and winter. Now I wanted to have a picture of the summer season. To have a different composition, this time I went in with a pair of hip waders. In this way, I was able to get in the middle of the stream without any problem.

In the picture below, I used the foam in the stream as a leading line in to the frame. It also works very nice as a balancing element with the falls itself. To achieve maximum deep of field, I took two pictures of the same scene, one focusing on the close rocks and the second one for the far falls. Then, I used theĀ  technique described in Tony Kuyper’s eBook on digital scheimplfug for merging the two pictures (highly recommended). Finally, I gave an overall glow that resembles the foggy atmosphere that I experienced while being there due to the falls spray

Wolf Stream

Wolf Stream - Canon 5D, 24-105 f/4 L, 24mm@f/11, 2s, ISO 100. Two images focused on different points and blended together.