Saturday, February 17, 2007

Dark and stormy?

Dark and Stormy?, Amherst, NH, February 2007, Nikon D40 with 18-200mm VR lens, Focal length 62mm, Exposure 1/4000 sec @ f32.0, ISO 200, exposure bias -5 stops, no flash © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Looks like a rather ominous full moon peering through stormy clouds, doesn't it?

Actually, it was my first day out with my new camera, and I was playing with the settings. If you look at the exposure info, you'll see a very fast shutter, very high f-number (which implies very, very bright conditions), and then a maximum under-exposire bias of 5 f-stops.

This was actually a photo looking directly into the sun as it broke through some clouds.

Ah well, it gives me some understanding of the range and potential of this new tool. I'm expecting to have lots of fun.


Honeybee said...

That is great! Look at how much you can have with just a camera! 8)

Steven Crisp said...

That honeybee -- yes, it can be lots of fun to both capture photos (images of what was there), and to make photos (putting your own twist on reality).

Thanks for the visit.