This is probably my favourite shot from Venice, from our recent four day trip during the summer of 2016. It was taken from the Ponte dell’Accademia towards Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. I used a x400 ND filter to get the two-minute exposure.
Shot with Fuji X100T: f/8, 125 s, ISO 200.
I took these two photos a few days ago. Unfortunately, the weather was terrible — Wrocław experienced intense smog and barely and wind.
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Available in three sizes, with the option to completely cover the lens and camera back, this is finally the cover that I was looking for all these years. On my way to buy one in a few minutes…
This was taken over the weekend, in the southwest of Poland, not far from Jelenia Góra — I just had to stop the car to take in that sight.
Shot with Sony A7R II + FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM: f/8, 1/100, ISO 400.
Lightroom CC (2015.7) and Lightroom 6.7 are now available. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support and lens profile support, and to address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
Please note that this version of Lightroom contains compatibility fixes for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and also requires macOS 10.10 and greater.
This update also adds full support for the new iPhones, including lens profiles.
And yes, let’s be straight: It’s designed to be a system, working in tandem with the Camera app to minimize shortcomings or aberrations that come from taking a photo with a smartphone camera one-fifth the size of a DSLR or pro mirrorless camera. Those two photos of Rene, above, were both taken using the Camera app’s “2x” setting — but only one of them actually used the telephoto lens. (The one on the right.)
That’s because the telephoto lens on the iPhone 7 Plus isn’t really designed to be a stand-alone shooter, no matter Apple’s “Shoot at 2x!” marketing: It shines, appropriately, when in bright light and adding detail. If you don’t find yourself taking lots of sunlit images with the Camera app, however, you may not actually be looking through that telephoto lens when framing pictures as often as you might think.
This is fascinating. Can’t wait to dive into my own tests. Please remember that you will be able to choose which camera you want to use via third-party apps, such as Obscura — the feature should be added soon. I’m pretty sure other apps will adopt this soon enough
We spent today’s evening on top of one of Warsaw’s best vista points, near the Royal Castle, waiting for the sunset. Before that happened, I snapped this panorama (total of 8 shots) of Krakowskie Przedmieście, with Warsaw’s ‘sky scrapers’ in the background.
Shot with Fuji X100T: f/8, 1/125, ISO 200.
I have been lucky enough to visit Paris many times in my life, but I never had the opportunity to capture the Eiffel Tower at sunset. The sky on that day was strangely amazing and definitely not a typical sunset.
Shot with Fuji X100T: f/8, 1/25, ISO 200.
The monkeys would come down from the trees every morning to feed on the lush greenery on the ground. On this particular day they were much less shy, which allowed me to approach them. The wisdom in their eyes is astonishing.
Shot with Nikon D700 + Zeiss 100 mm f/2: f/2.8, 1/160, ISO 360.
At 1:21am on May 6, 2016, SpaceX continued its run of aerospace brilliance with a night launch of its Falcon 9 rocket, carrying its Japanese communication satellite payload to geostationary orbit. The most spectacular portion of this event was the first successful night landing of the Falcon 9’s first stage onboard their floating platform called “Of Course I Still Love You.” While this was not the first successful landing for SpaceX, it was the first one at sea at night and also one that they predicted to have a high probability of failure due to the dynamics involved with the much higher energy needed to send the satellite to a higher orbit than previous launches.
What does that have to do with me? Well, at the time, I was on Hunting Island in the southern portion of South Carolina doing what I love to do, shooting the Milky Way…. and I captured the moment!
I love a good story and this one is as good as they come – make sure to read it from beginning to end. And there’s a tutorial thrown in for those who want to learn a bit more about astrophotography.
Please check out Zach’s prints too — some wonderful images there.
We drove down to Bielawa today, which is more or less south of Wrocław in Poland, for the Balloon Festival. I did not expect to get the shots that I did, despite the weather not playing nice. The sunset, some two hours after the above photo was taken, was close to perfect.
Shot with DJI Phantom 4 @ f/2.8, 1/640, ISO 100.
I haven’t been posting much lately for a number of reasons, but the major one is that I now have a drone in my life, which means I’ve been spending a lot of time learning the ropes. And there are a lot of things to learn…
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I travelled to Las Vegas in 2009 for NAB. The trip there took close to 24 hours from Europe, and I went straight to bed when I got to my hotel room in the evening. I woke up around 5:00 in the morning, surprisingly fresh after the long journey, and looked out of the window — the sky was already showing a hint of blue, and things to come. The first rays hit the Encore hotel at 5:47, and I got the shot above four minutes later. I’m partial to it because of the missing three windows, creating an anomaly in the otherwise serene mirror of the Encore façade.
Shot with Canon 50D + Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS — f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 1250, ~168 mm.
We went to Rome last year to a concert by Ludovico Einaudi. Naturally, I couldn’t resist going out and shooting one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The sun was starting to go down as we arrived at our hotel, so we quickly went out not to miss the evening magic hour.
Shot with Fuji X100T: f/8, 1/120, ISO 200.
We arrived in Paharganj in New Delhi on 11 November 2014 and spent the day sightseeing the district. We were walking down Qutab Road and suddenly came upon these public urinals. Not something we expected.
Shot with Nikon D700 + Nikkor 35 mm f/2D: f/4, 1/160, ISO 1250.
I’m still deciding between the X-Pro2 and upcoming X-T2, but I’m planning to get the XF 23 mm f/1.4, XF 56 mm f/1.2 and XF 10-24 f/4. Not sure about the XF 90 mm f/2, but it will probably end up in my bag sooner or later.