Friday, 26 October 2012

MNS - Inya Lake Moonset

Exposure: Aperture F8|Shutter Speed 20s|ISO 200
The moon set within the two trees in Inya Lake, Yangon, creating the romance mood for the scene since this location is popular for lovers at night.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

National Geography: Crypts & Catacombs

National Geography always shows off the amazing stuffs and this set of images really catch my eyes and heart, it generates the sacred and unexplained feeling though, you can find the set of images here -

There are more to explore in the world we live in, whether known or unknown ...

Monday, 15 October 2012

MNS - Split Tone

Exposure: Aperture F8|Shutter Speed 15s|ISO 200
It's Playing Time, light painting is always fun to do, I use the blue color light(cold) to split the foreground subject from the background which is illuminated by the street light(warm).

Awesome, I have plastic bag in the foreground "again", I wonder how many times I have to do housekeeping when shooting at night. Of course I can clone it out during post-processing but it's always better to have clean image taken whenever possible.

MNS: Night Romance

Exposure: Aperture F8|Shutter Speed 4s|ISO 100|WB 5500k

Friday, 12 October 2012

Nikon D7000 Intervalometer

The built-in intervalometer of D7000 can be very useful when comes to creating star trails or timelapse, however even myself is confused and frustrated by the setting there, so to clear it out and remind myself in case I may forget next time, I better note it down here to share with people who needs clear instruction on how to use it correctly.

The steps to use intervalometer -

Shooting Menu -> Interval Timer Shooting -> Start time(Basically select Now) -> Interval -> Select intervals X no. of shots -> Start(Basically select On and press ok button if you want to start now)

The confusing part is actually these particular options, most people tend to think that Interval as interval duration between each shot and in fact it is wrong.

Interval = Shutter Speed + Interval Between Shot
Select intervals X no. of Shots = Number Of Interval x Number of shot

To configure the setting, you first need to know your shutter speed, say your shutter speed is 10 seconds, and you want 5 seconds interval between each shot, you need to set 15 seconds in Interval.

For shooting total 50 frames, what you need to do is set Select intervals to 50 and no. of shots to 1 so it becomes 50 x 1 = Total 50 frames.

Basically this means that it will run 50 times of 15 seconds interval so you get the idea of total time too.

Unless my shutter speed needs to go over 30 seconds since that's the max for D7000, otherwise there's no point for me to use external remote device for the job. Cheers ;)

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

NP - Burning Legion

Exposure: Aperture F5.6|Shutter Speed 30s|ISO 250
Illuminated by the strong sodium vapor(street light), fluorescent white balance is used to retain blue sky while keeping the orange color, post-process to saturate the orange color to give the sense of burning.

This area is found at Selama, Perak, it was under ruthless fire few years back, today the only remained is the skeleton of the buildings. There's no sign of reconstruction, the ferns are growing happily in the building. As the location is at the main road of the town and you can never tell when it will be rebuilt. 

Monday, 8 October 2012

MNS - Rain With The Moon

The image stacking is done on 30 minutes set of images and each single image exposure: Aperture F8|Shutter Speed 10s|ISO 800|WB Tungsten, with ISO 800 I have to use shorter shutter speed to avoid blown highlight while able to capture the stars in not so light polluted area, would like to open up aperture but the street light is blowing me back to F8, also proof again white subject is not easy to shot with changing light that can be easily reflected by the white surface.

The stars have big brother here, rain with the moon ;)