Thursday, March 15, 2007

Strange Tree (HDR)

I have been so busy setting up my new coffee shop in Inverness (as it if needs another one!) that I have had little time to actuate a shutter.

So I revisited this shot which I had tried to work before but did not like the sky no matter what I did. After hdr'ing the three shots taken of this tree I achieved a moody black sky however the clouds had moved during the three shots and the effect was a sort of blurry twin-vision thing which meant that subtle was out. A firmer push to the extreme resulted in this.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse
Originally uploaded by upnorthme.
Been a little while since I posted so what better to get back on track with but a bit of Red moon. We had just came home from dinner with friends when the eclipse started and as the sky was pretty well clear it seemed foolish not to have a go. I struggled (like many others I have learned) with the balance of ISO (to keep noise down) and shutter speed (to keep movement out). This was about the best compromise.