Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nighttime with the EF 35mm f/2 IS Lens

Waterford, NY had it's Christmas parade and tree lighting last evening. To walk over from my home I cross a bridge over the Hudson River. Here are some shots of the festivities and some shots from the bridge. This was well after sunset but there was enough reflected light in the sky that the camera meter tried to make it dusk.

These are all made with my EOS 5D Mark III and EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens.

f/2, 1/350 sec., ISO 6400

f/2, 0.3 sec., ISO 6400

f/2, 1/8 sec., ISO 3200

f/2, 1/6 sec., ISO 6400

f/2, 1/6 sec., ISO 6400

Friday, November 18, 2016

Another School Musical

I spent about eighteen hours shooting and processing over 1,000 RAW images of the Lansingburgh school production of the musical Hairspray the past couple of days. Hairspray is a great musical with a great message - especially in the stupid times we find ourselves in -  and the students at this school have embraced the theme.

The show runs tonight through Sunday afternoon and is well worth the effort. I uploaded 439 photos including headshots of the cast to some galleries on zenfolio which can be viewed at All, except for a few, were made with my 5D Mark III and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens.

Here are some from the second dress rehearsal I shot, last evening. All these are at f/2.8 and ISO 3200.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Morning After Rain

Albany, NY registered over 1.5 inches of rain yesterday, a new record for November 15th. I expected to see some results this morning in river levels but there was none. I expected the "bogs" to have water in them on Peebles Island, they had only a little.

I guess that the lack of serious rainfall had left a lot of room for the rain to soak in rather than run off. There were some puddles on the trains and the ground had that nice saturated look that comes with wet and overcast skies.

Here are some shots from this morning, all with my 5D Mark III and EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. These are all bracketed HDR composites. Some were processed using three, four or all five of the bracketed files. I don't remember which ones were which.