I have a visit to Brunei’s job for three days, of course the capital city – Bandar Seri Begawan, is a city that I looked. In this working visit, In this working visit, I’ve really wanted to shoot landscape photos, so I brought my Nikon D3 DSLR camera and my two lens, they are AFS 24-70mm f/2.8 and 14-24mm f/2.8 AFS. Not many spots of the location I can choose, so I just move around the city’s main mosque.
Upon returning to the hotel from the office, I had walked around the location around the mosque and tried to walk into the village with houses and school location on the river. About almost 100 camera shots I have made. When the sun is still visible and sunny weather, a shot I did with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. When sunset, I do with the 14-24mm f/2.8 lens and I just rely on the fence around the mosque as the holder so as not to shake the camera, because I did not bring a tripod.
This time I also tried to shoot in the direction opposite the sun sets, when the blue hours, it’s amazing shots with the blue sky, with the lights of mosques and buildings in the urban environment; coupled with the reflection of the lights on the surface of the river water around the mosques .
Personally, I like my photos this time. Enjoy the picture,
AFS 14-24mm f/2.8
AFS 24-80mm f/2.8
It’s been a week, I can not take the chance to shoot landscape photos; due to rain in the Yogyakarta area every afternoon. So I do macro photography session in the front yard alone. Here are some choice shots my macro photos, they were shot with a Nikon D800 and D3, the 60mm f/2.8D AF lens. All photos here are the result of post processing and without focus stacking process.
I’ve learned a macro photo with focus stacking process, I will try to write in this blog as I understand the process, from taking shots to post processing and final results.
In the meantime, enjoy these pictures.
These images have not been edited, each set shot with Nikon D800 and Nikon D3, converted from the original RAW file (16bit) to JPG (8bit) then resized to 800×534 pixels each sizes, and then combined in one image.
|Shot with Nikon D800, AF Micro 60mm f/2.8D. | From Macro_2013
|Shot with Nikon D3, AF Micro 60mm f/2.8D.From Macro_2013
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In last few days, I have been trying to shoot macro photos using the single SB800 flash gun, the 60mm f/2.8D AF lens and the camera body Nikon D3. Since I do not have a flash trigger, so I place the external flash gun on the camera body.
I use flash’s setting as TTL-FP-BL mode to reduce the power of -2 EV, to avoid too harsh light on the insect’s body, while reducing its exposure in the background, in addition – you do not have to use a tripod because the shutter speed of 1/60s with micro lens 60mm photos that will fast enough to avoid blurry result, as long as you are not too shake your camera when you press the shutter button. The result …? With exceptional detail and objects clearly captured…!
I still do the processing to increase the sharpness and set the curve, but this time much more easily than with natural lighting from the sun.
The cons of using the flash gun in macro photography that noted are:
- You must be approached slowly in insects, because the appearance of additional flash gun can be daunting for most insects.
- Results overall picture will look darker and sometimes result in harsher colors. So do the experiment by yourself with the power of the flash with the variation of the EV value.
- If you shoot a lot, then you should prepare a backup battery or external power pack for your flash gun.
All photos in this article are the result of a shot using the Nikon D3, AF Micro 60mm f/2.8, SB800 flash gun and handhelds.
Nikkor AF Micro 60mm f/2.8D
Nikon Flash Gun SB800
After failing in a photography session Gesing Coast, then yesterday I re-evaluate the failure. The failure because the images are, harsh, flat colors and bad lighting. In addition, the location of the beach overlooking the southeast with conditions such corridor flanked by two high hills on the right and left.
The mistake I made was:
- Poor planning: I did not plan well before you leave, I didn’t check the location on the map. So I was not aware of the position of the beach overlooking the southeast, while the sunset in the west, even though I went late in the afternoon.
- Wrong Gear Setting: Before leaving, I did not mark the correct position of the CPL filter and GND filter. So when shooting in the field, I was confused and wrong turns the filter. As a result, the dark and light recorded in the wrong position and not in color.
I do correction stages, as follows:
- I went back to see google map location Gesing Beach, I thought this beach facing south, apparently after finding GESING BEACH’S LOCATION, I just realized this beach facing southeast.
- A day after the photography session, I noticed GND filters and CPL, I try to rotate and adjust the position of the camera for landscape or portrait. Apparently the position of arrows on CPL filter must remain in the top position for maximum polarization values, regardless of the position of the camera and its lens.
- Since I combined the GND filter ND8 filter, then it is very difficult to see where the filter GND dark and bright side. The steps I gave a white dot with a marker for the dark side.
The photos on this page, I did post processing and only two decent frames for post processing of the 90 frames that I shot. It is unfortunate, but this failure is the process I need to go through to improve my skills in photography.
AFS Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
AFS Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Two weeks ago, I realized a new and free service for sharing and online photo storage from Nikon Corporation. The service is NIKON IMAGE SPACE, which provides 2GB of storage space members (regular version) and 20GB (special version). All membership is not charged, you need only register (sign up), fill out a form available, which in turn if you have the latest Nikon cameras you can “upgrade” a special member.
How to upgrade to a special member – only available for users of Nikon’s new camera product.
- By clicking the icon at the bottom left of the page upgraded member, you will be asked to download the application for verification of your camera equipment.
- Prepare your camera and USB connection cable provided by Nikon.
- Install the application upgrade that was downloaded, just wait until later required to connect your camera with a USB cable to the computer, and the application will instantly make a direct verification Nikon Image Space web.
- Upload and download pictures of your collection between computers and Nikon Image Space. Coupled with a customized photo album creation service that you want.
- Looking at a collection of photographs of your individual and slideshow. You can also view the properties of each of your photos, including camera data, photo data and the shooting data. In addition you can perform sorting your images by category. Slideshows are also accompanied by a series of photographs with beautiful music.
- Link to your blog or personal website.
- Share icon – will bring up a pop-up menu to share via email.
- Post other site – will be sharing your photo through Facebook.
I may miss some Nikon Image Space service. I just wanted to say that Nikon Image Space is a good service, although the service is still considered less than other photo sharing services, of course, because these other services paid.
Have fun with Nikon Image Space.
Nikon user since 1993