May 3, 2013

Sauvie Island

Sauvie Island is this wonderful little place. From driving around on it for a morning, I know there are farms, vineyards, bird refuges, historic sites, house boats, and lots of fishermen. I got to spend some time with a couple of best friends making pictures the other morning, and this is one from that excursion.

Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.4 D lens, f/11, 9 frame HDR, ISO 100, Nik HDR Efex Pro 2.
Photoshop isn't the way to make the sun burst on the sun, nor is it a trick filter on the lens. It's simply done by using a small aperture (f/11, f/16, f/22). It's a cool feature of having blades inside the lens. The rays are accentuated by catching only the edge of the sun, obscuring most of the sun with an object like a tree limb, or the corner of a building. It should be pretty simple to do this even with your iPhone camera: looking at the screen (not the sun!) position the sun behind the edge of a building and snap away. I predict that you'll get pretty good rays.
Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.4 D lens, f/11, 9 frame HDR, ISO 100, Nik HDR Efex Pro 2.

Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.4 D lens, f/11, 9 frame HDR, ISO 100, Nik HDR Efex Pro 2.
 

2 comments:

  1. absolutely gorgeous! thanks for the info, too! :)

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