Scrumhalf wrote in post #14853768
Lovely photos! Steve, I noticed that you were in bulb mode for photo 3 (gorgeous!). How long was the shutter open? And did you take several with varying shutter open times to nail it?
Thanks Bud yeah like someone said below yeah just click on my flickr link below the pics and it takes you to the picture then look on the right side of the page and click on the shot with Canon 7D part and you can see my shot settings, and thanks for the comps
dkizzle wrote in post #14854129
I like #3 the most. I will be there in Sept / Oct and hope to take some good shots of the area.
Thanks dkizzle, I was thinking of going back next year in one of those months. since my brother and SIL live out there now, its gonna be a annual trip to colorado for me for sure. good luck on some kickazz weather for you.
CRobH wrote in post #14854291
Great shots Captain Steve!!! You captured it well. Good luck finding the photographer from the lake. Hopefully he is a regular on here.
Thanks CRobH yeah hopefully there was a regular potn Canon shooter in that large group that will recognize the title of my thread. would love to find out who that instructor was cause the picture he was taking of himself in the water was very very clever!
katgrl82 wrote in post #14854409
Thanks. The Maroon Bells are a beautiful place. Your last shot is really outstanding, much better than my mid-day windy day shots of the same place.
Im Sasquatch wrote in post #14854860
=I'm Sasquatch;14854860]Shot number 3 is stunning-I love it!
Scrumhalf, how did you see that he shot in bulb? I didn't find any exif info here or on Flickr.
thanks on 3 hopefully I explained it well above on how to find the exif on my Flickr
Scrumhalf wrote in post #14854936
^Hmmm... are you looking at this site on a mobile phone or handheld device? When I click on the photograph on my laptop, it takes me to Steve's flickr page. When I click on the camera name on the right side below his name, it displays the exif data.
And when I look at the exif data more carefully, I realize that I have the answer to my question. The "exposure" entry is 79, which I assume means 79 seconds.
As a newbie photographer, my question still is on how Steve figures out that 79 seconds is the right exposure for a bulb shot. Experience? Several exposures? Since I have never used the bulb mode, does the LCD display the image after the shutter is closed manually at the end of the bulb exposure, and one could figure out whether the shot is correctly exposed? Sorry for the elementary questions, I am learning so much by just looking at the exif data for the various photos!
Yeup 79 seconds was trial and error but not much error cause I've gotten good at guessing with my combo(lots of practice with Long exposures this year) and as you said once the 79 seconds is done I do check the histogram and see if there is enough light accross the bottom and also the actual image on the LCD does a great job of showing a good example of what I'm gonna have.
another thing I've used alot on the 7D is live view on adjusting exposure before I take the shot, that and the internal level comes in really really handy for Landscape photography. NP on the questions like with anything its practice and practice and educate yourself & come to the POTN boards to learn thats what I do.
I too am always learning from others photo's by looking at Exif of awesome pics
Hikin Mike wrote in post #14855169
It has nothing to do with the font. It's distracting because its very visible, especially #2 and #4. Putting it on the bottom left or right may help.
Mike thanks, yeah on the top placement,, (and Mike I've admired your websites in the past and have bookmarked them long ago, very inspiring stuff!) with me and I assume many photogs out there , they have presets in there lightroom for each corner of putting there watermark on export. I try to place my watermark in the right position for each picture, I ask myself before export ok whats the most important thing in this photo? what is the viewers eye gonna see or gravitate to first? and being the trick of those shots are that I blurred the water and I did'nt want to disrupt that part of the photo, also I consider if something is framed Square and not left or right or 2/3rds I feel the lines shuold have the watermark top or bottom. putting it on any side to my eyes does'nt feel right. well maybe if the watermark was less abstrusive in color as mine its ok,, anyways haha yeah I consider it all probally toooooooooooo much.IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/35720279@N08/7784281392/ Colorado-S&C&K-2012-0694
ok another picture from the day, this is right before the sun came accross the water, I left the bells shortly after this picture.
got a bit of a blue tone to it does'nt it haha maybe a bit much (and threw the sig on the bottom just because is it better? )
& I'll Save you exif viewers a click 23 seconds at f16
by Steve Loop
, on Flickr
thanks all for the replys