Dogs on Beach – 1

Dogs on Beach – 1, Carmel Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Photographing outside after a long long time. Gone are my Canon equipment. Now shooting with Olympus Micro-thirds exclusively. And this is with my favourite 25mm lens! This was also shot in JPG – with \’art\’ filter – Diorama.

The little white dog looked like it was lost – and kept bothering all the dogs in a 5m radius. Later on, we saw the the owner – a stout old lady was sitting around, smoking and enjoying people\’s confusion and concern over her \’lost\’ dog. Crazy how some people entertain themselves!

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-P5
Exposure: 1/250s at f/2.5
Focal Length: 25mm (35mm conversion – 50mm)
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G Micro 4/3 LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm f/1.4 Leica Aspherical Lens
ISO: 200

Trees

Trees

Trees on Mt. Hamilton Road, San Jose, California

Last spring, there was snow forecast down to 3000ft here in the bay area. There was snow on Mt. Hamilton (just like this spring). One Sunday morning, I decided to drive up there and see what I could photograph. Alas, the road all the way to the observatory was closed. And it was raining. And it was foggy. So, on my way down, I stopped by a couple of places and took a few photos. This is one of them. I love how these trees look in the fog – and the minute I saw these, I knew I had to try a black and white conversion.

Post Processing: Raw image + Lightroom 3 processing. I used this develop preset called Soft Highlights by Joop Snijder as a starting point and then did the black and white conversion. Here is the sample image and download link at Joop\’s blog. This lightroom preset is highly recommended – one of the staples in my workflow.

Other photographs in this series:
Barn: www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2250
Lake: www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2253

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 1/160 at f/4.0
Focal Length: 33mm
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 L
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: February 19, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Lake

Lake

Lake on Mt. Hamilton Road, San Jose, California

Last spring, there was snow forecast down to 3000ft here in the bay area. There was snow on Mt. Hamilton (just like this spring). One Sunday morning, I decided to drive up there and see what I could photograph. Alas, the road all the way to the observatory was closed. And it was raining. And it was foggy. So, on my way down, I stopped by a couple of places and took a few photos. One of the photos on this trip was this lake.

Post Processing: Raw image + Lightroom 3 processing. I used this develop preset called Soft Highlights by Joop Snijder as a starting point and tweaked some. Here is the sample image and download link at Joop\’s blog. This lightroom preset is highly recommended – one of the staples in my workflow.

Other photographs in this series:
Barn: /www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2250

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 1/160 at f/4.0
Focal Length: 36mm
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 L
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: February 19, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Barn

Barn

Some barn on Mt. Hamilton Road, San Jose, California

Last spring, there was snow forecast down to 3000ft here in the bay area. There was snow on Mt. Hamilton (just like this spring). One Sunday morning, I decided to drive up there and see what I could photograph. Alas, the road all the way to the observatory was closed. And it was raining. And it was foggy. So, on my way down, I stopped by a couple of places and took a few photos. One of the photos on this trip was this barn.

Post Processing: Raw image + Lightroom 3 processing. I used this develop preset called Soft Highlights by Joop Snijder as a starting point and tweaked some. Here is the sample image and download link at Joop\’s blog. This lightroom preset is highly recommended – one of the staples in my workflow.

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 1/400 at f/4.0
Focal Length: 40mm
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 L
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: February 19, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Tree Rays

Tree Rays

Merced River outside Housekeeping camp, Yosemite National Park.

For the first time ever, I ended up staying at the housekeeping camp in Yosemite National Park. I have previously stayed at the tent city in Curry village – and this was a treat. The housekeeping cabin consisted of three concrete walls, concrete roof, one canvas entrance, beds, and a patio with a fire ring. It was also right next to the Merced river. It was so cold in the night that the two space
heaters we got were life savers.

Waking up in the morning and walking to the Merced is a treat in itself. Add to that the fog burning away, the smell of wood smoke and breakfast cooking at various campfires, the sound of the Merced flowing over the rocks, the muted sounds of humanity waking up…and the sun light streaming through the trees… what a sight! I had to try to photograph and this is what I ended up with.

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 0.6s at f22
Focal Length: 17mm
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 8, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Housekeeping Camp

Housekeeping Camp

Merced River outside Housekeeping camp, Yosemite National Park.

For the first time ever, I ended up staying at the housekeeping camp in Yosemite National Park. I have previously stayed at the tent city in Curry village – and this was a treat. The housekeeping cabin consisted of three concrete walls, concrete roof, one canvas entrance, beds, and a patio with a fire ring. It was also right next to the Merced river. It was so cold in the night that the two space
heaters we got were life savers.

I was walking to the Merced to set up for a night shot – to try to stack for star trails (Click here to see what I got). I happened to look back and this is what I saw …Moon light and camplight almost merging all separated by these tall tall trees.

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 10s at f/4.0
Focal Length: 10mm
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5
ISO: 3200
WB: Daylight
Date: October 8, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Star Trail on Merced

Star Trail on Merced

Merced River outside Housekeeping camp, Yosemite National Park.

For the first time ever, I ended up staying at the housekeeping camp in Yosemite National Park. I have previously stayed at the tent city in Curry village – this was a treat. The housekeeping cabin consisted of three concrete walls, concrete roof, one canvas entrance, beds, and a patio with a fire ring. It was also right next to the Merced river. It was so cold in the night that the two space
heaters we got were life savers.

At night, I went and setup my camera and tripod with an intervelometer menaing to let it run through the night while I sleep happily. However, within about an hour, there was mist and then fog – I bailed out on this plan at this point. This photograph is a stack of the images in about a 50 min span.

Below are some links to tutorials about Star Trails for those interested:
Star Circle Academy star trails – http://blog.starcircleacademy.com/2011/03/star-trail-creation/
Photo extremist – some tricks – http://photoextremist.com/star-trails-tutorial
Another nice tutorial – http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/725769/0

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: Stack of 120s, f4.0 exposures
Focal Length: 12mm
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 8, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Half Dome and Moon

Half Dome and moon

Half Dome from Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park.

I am back from Barcelona – a long two weeks of work and a little vacation. I\’ll have more photos from that trip in a bit. meanwhile, here is one from good old Yosemite.

We were at the Glacier View Point in Yosemite National Park for Sunset. It was very crowded, along with a range program about the history of Yosemite as a National park. He was talking about how the sunsets from Glacier Point are either \”Wow\’ or \”oh..that was all?\”..

Luckily for us we got a very nice sunset, with the sun kissing Half Dome and the snow topped mountains behind it. The moon in the sky was just the right touch.

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 1/13s at f/20.0
Focal Length: 17mm
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
ISO: 400
WB: Daylight
Date: October 8, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Mission Peak Sunset

Mission Peak Sunset

Mission Peak, Bench at the Flagpole, Fremont, California.

This was an attempt at HDR. I was hiking up Mission Peak via the Ohlone trail with a friend, after work. We walked up to the bench next to the flagpole. And I set up there to photograph the glorious sunset over the bay area. It was awesome…until I strated getting bitten by mosquitoes. And thats when we headed down.

I used FDR Tools Advanced – Compressor algorithm to blend into HDR. It is an amazing piece of software… and I seem to like it much better than Photomatix.

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: HDR blend of three exposures using FDR Tools Advanced
Focal Length: 22mm
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 L
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: September 1, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Lightning from Barcroft Station

Lightning from Barcroft Station

Sunset on White Mountain, View from above Barcroft Station, California

In August (2011), I attended a workshop – \”Dark of the Night Star Photography\”. This was organized by the Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association and the instructors were the really good Harold Davis, Steven Christenson and Eric Harness. (Side Note: Check this interview I did with Harold Davis a while back – its an awesome read.)

On Day 2 of the workshop, we drove up to the Barcroft Research Station at 12500ft, and got a tour of the facility. After that we hiked up about 3/4th of a mile to a view point to see sunset on white mountain. I made it up there with difficult due to a bad case of altitude sickness.

We saw a spectacular sunset up there, and headed back down. As we were heading down back to our vehicles, thunder storms were playing in the sky opposite to us. This is the first photograph of lightning I have ever made.
Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 1s at f/4.5
Focal Length: 20mm
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
ISO: 1250
WB: Daylight
Date: August 27, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

White Mountain Sunset

White Mountain Sunset

Sunset on White Mountain, View from above Barcroft Station, California

View
In August (2011), I attended a workshop – \”Dark of the Night Star Photography\”. This was organized by the Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association and the instructors were the really good Harold Davis, Steven Christenson and Eric Harness. (Side Note: Check this interview I did with Harold Davis a while back – its an awesome read.)

On Day 2 of the workshop, we drove up to the Barcroft Research Station at 12500ft, and got a tour of the facility. After that we hiked up about 3/4th of a mile to a view point to see sunset on white mountain. I made it up there with difficult due to a bad case of altitude sickness. However once up there, I recovered pretty fast. It was a spectacular sunset.

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 1/20 at f/14.0
Focal Length: 40mm
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 L
ISO: 1250
WB: Daylight
Date: August 27, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
Loading...

Bristlecone Pine and Blue Skies

Bristlecone Pine and Blue Skies

Bristlecone Pine and Blue Skies, Patriarch Grove, Ancient Bristlecone pines.

In August (2011), I attended a workshop – \”Dark of the Night Star Photography\”. This was organized by the Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association and the instructors were the really good Harold Davis, Steven Christenson and Eric Harness. (Side Note: Check this interview I did with Harold Davis a while back – its an awesome read.)

On this workshop, we stayed at the Crooked Creek Research Station at 10,200 feet altitude. The accomodation was good – clean, warm. Not your luxury accommodation you would find at a five star hotel, but dorm style with very clean bathrooms, and beds, and a heater and with a very nice view – just perfect for people on a photography workshop.

The point of the workshop – of course was night photography. However, one afternoon, my room mate (for the workshop) Debbie and I drove up to Patriarch grove to enjoy the place in daylight. This was a photograph taken then.

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 1/125 at f/16.0
Focal Length: 24mm
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 L
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: August 28, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Bristlecone Pine Star Trail

Bristlecone Pine Star Trail

Star Trail midst the Bristlecone pines, Patriarch Grove, Ancient Bristlecone pines.

Here is the star trail at the Bristlecone Pine – White Mountains in California.

In August (2011), I attended a workshop – \”Dark of the Night Star Photography\”. This was organized by the Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association and the instructors were the really good Harold Davis, Steven Christenson and Eric Harness. (Side Note: Check this interview I did with Harold Davis a while back – its an awesome read.)

On this workshop, we stayed at the Crooked Creek Research Station at 10,200 feet altitude. The accomodation was good – clean, warm. Not your luxury accommodation you would find at a five star hotel, but dorm style with very clean bathrooms, and beds, and a heater and with a very nice view – just perfect for people on a photography workshop.

The classroom area was pretty nice and comfortable as well. We did have intermittent cell phone service (AT&T and Verizon) in some areas. We also had satellite Internet and wifi – though only from 2.00am till 9.30am – which really sucked. I do wish we had 24 hr internet access.

The point of the workshop – of course was night photography. We went to Patrirach Grove on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. This photograph was taken at the Patriarch grove. It is a stack of about 23 images, hand blended with one more for foreground detail. The different colors of circles in the star trail are due to the different colors of stars. Isn\’t that amazing?

Below are some links to tutorials about Star Trails for those interested:
Star Circle Academy star trails – http://blog.starcircleacademy.com/2011/03/star-trail-creation/
Photo extremist – some tricks – http://photoextremist.com/star-trails-tutorial
Another nice tutorial – http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/725769/0

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 30s (aperture manual)
Focal Length: 8mm
Lens: Peleng 8mm f3.5 Fisheye for Canon
ISO: 1600
WB: Daylight
Date: August 28, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Milky Way and Bristlecone Pine

Milky Way and Bristlecone Pines

Milky Way, Patriarch Grove, Ancient Bristlecone pines.

Here is another photograph of the Milky way at the Bristlecone Pine – White Mountains in California.

This August (2011), I attended a workshop – \”Dark of the Night Star Photography\”. This was organized by the Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association and the instructors were the really good Harold Davis, Steven Christenson and Eric Harness. (Side Note: Check this interview I did with Harold Davis a while back – its an awesome read.)

On this workshop, we stayed at the Crooked Creek Research Station at 10,200 feet altitude. The accomodation was good – clean, warm. Not your luxury accommodation you would find at a five star hotel, but dorm style with very clean bathrooms, and beds, and a heater and with a very nice view – just perfect for people on a photography workshop.

The classroom area was pretty nice and comfortable as well. We did have intermittent cell phone service (AT&T and Verizon) in some areas. We also had satellite Internet and wifi – though only from 2.00am till 9.30am – which really sucked. I do wish we had 24 hr internet access.

The point of the workshop – of course was night photography. We went to Patrirach Grove on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. This photograph was taken on the last night at the Patriarch grove. I really wanted to get a shot of the milky way and here it is!

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 30s (aperture manual)
Focal Length: 8mm
Lens: Peleng 8mm f3.5 Fisheye for Canon
ISO: 1600
WB: Daylight
Date: August 28, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5)
Loading...

The Milky Way

The Milky Way

Milky Way, Patriarch Grove, Ancient Bristlecone pines.

This August (2011), I attended a workshop – \”Dark of the Night Star Photography\”. This was organized by the Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association and the instructors were the really good Harold Davis, Steven Christenson and Eric Harness. (Side Note: Check this interview I did with Harold Davis a while back – its an awesome read.)

On this workshop, we stayed at the Crooked Creek Research Station at 10,200 feet altitude. The accomodation was good – clean, warm. Not your luxury accommodation you would find at a five star hotel, but dorm style with very clean bathrooms, and beds, and a heater and with a very nice view – just perfect for people on a photography workshop.

The classroom area was pretty nice and comfortable as well. We did have intermittent cell phone service (AT&T and Verizon) in some areas. We also had satellite Internet and wifi – though only from 2.00am till 9.30am – which really sucked. I do wish we had 24 hr internet access.

The point of the workshop – of course was night photography. We went to Patrirach Grove on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. This photograph was taken on the last night at the Patriarch grove. I really wanted to get a shot of the milky way and here it is!

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 30s (aperture manual)
Focal Length: 8mm
Lens: Peleng 8mm f3.5 Fisheye for Canon
ISO: 1600
WB: Daylight
Date: August 28, 2011

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading...