Truland Photography

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Five Favorites for 2013

Here are five of my favorite shots from 2013 shown here in chronological order, along with some technical information.

The first shot, from April 15th, was made with the EOS 5D Mark II and EF 300mm f/4L IS USM lens. Aperture was f/8 and shutter speed was 1/2000th of a second. ISO was 800


The second shot, at a high school production of Grease, was made on April 17th, again with the 5D Mark II but with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens at 115mm. Aperture was f/2.8 and shutter speed was 1/350th of a second, ISO was 1600.

The Teen Angel

The third shot is a three file HDR image of Cohoes Falls made on June 12th. I used the 5D mark II and EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 31mm. Aperture was f/11 and the shutter speeds were 1/10th, 1/30th and 1/90th of a second. ISO was 100. I believe that I also used a 3 stop neutral density filter to obtain the slow shutter speeds.

Cohoes Falls Rainbow

The fourth image was made with a Canon EOS 7D and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens plus an EF 2X Extender II at a focal length of 342mm. Aperture was f/5.6 and shutter speed was 1/1500th of a second. ISO was 400.

Hummingbird Moth and Bee Balm

The fifth image was made with the 5D Mark II and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens at 102mm. Aperture was f/8 and shutter speed was 1/250th of a second. ISO was 100.

Sandscape in Maine

Of the gear used for the photographs, I no longer have the EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM or EF 2X Extender II lenses. The 300mm and 70-200mm lenses were sold to purchase the IS II version of the 70-200 f/2.8 lens. I rarely used the 17-40mm lens wider than 24mm and I have the 24-70mm f/2.8L lens. Proceeds from that sale were used to purchase an EOS M and a couple of EF-M lenses. I was seldom pleased with the quality of images made with the 2X extender and found that I was frequently using it in the range that could be reached with the base lens or the lens with the 1.4X extender anyway.

I have decided to keep both camera bodies I've used for these shots, at least for the time being. 

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