On Hampton Beach in New Hampshire.
When shooting fireworks I'm always interested in not just the sky, but the interesting light you get on the people on the ground.
This shot is a composite of four photos, all handheld.
This came out of my list of photos from Italy that needed further editing. In this case I had a very high-contrast scene and needed two exposures to cover it all.
Eileen moved from one exposure to the next, but a careful blend gives a pretty acceptable result, unless you zoom in very close.
Aligned with Hugin, blended with Gimp.
Posted by Ed at 7:52 PM
I'm just back from two weeks in northern Italy. Here are three shots from the most beautiful day of the trip, while hiking in the Dolomites.
When you're fortunate enough to have a day like this, it's hard not to get fantastic shots. Which is why rule number one is: be prepared. You don't want to be without a working camera. I'm fanatical about packing light for backpacking, but the SLR with both a long and a wide lens was high enough priority to come along, despite the significant weight. And I'm quite glad I brought the two lenses, because on this particular morning my wide lens had a big ugly condensation spot right in the middle. It eventually cured itself, but without a second lens I would have missed all of these shots.
Posted by Ed at 11:13 PM
The light was very low, so I had auto-ISO enabled and it selected ISO 1600 -- a very high sensitivity, with added graininess and noise. Thankfully my Nikon does a pretty good job at ISO 1600. This is a shot you couldn't really get with a smaller digital camera, because the sensor is just too small.
He or she stuck around surprisingly long, and I was firing in bursts the whole time. These two shots were the best poses that managed to come out sharp.
The moose is lit with several spotlights. Apparently the lights don't scare them away. While it was nice to see one so close, it was more exciting to run into one out in the woods earlier that evening:
Posted by Ed at 3:06 PM