Sunday, September 19, 2010

I thought i saw a puddy tat

I did! I did saw a puddy tat!

Hey, just because this blog is called bulb mode doesn't mean all my pictures should be created with long exposures :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

False IR

It's been a while since my last post. Sorry to my followers (yeah both of you) :P

Here's a simulated infrared shot. This was taken during our Makati Photowalk a couple of months ago. I used the redrex blue haze preset in lightroom.

Here's another one of my attempts. I tried setting the exposure right but i just can't seem to figure out how to post process this. I set the white balance to a green patch of grass, moved the camera a bit during white balance setting to blur out the image. Did red-blue channel reversal in photoshop, but still, nada. Tips, anyone?

Before PP-

After PP-

Friday, July 9, 2010

Still learning

This photo shows why you should buy high-quality filters, or remove them when there are bright points of light in your photo, especially when using bulb mode. I wonder if using a graduated ND, mounted upside-down would have helped dim the house lights a bit. Exposure at 18mm, f11, 682s. Nikon D90 ISO 200 18-105mm AF-S VR. I'll try to remember to open up the aperture next time :P

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Glimpse of the Milky Way

I took this shot a few weeks ago on a trip to Bohol. For some reason, it's a little more difficult to take pictures of stars here than in Zambales. The tree is very visible because there was a lamp near it. f/3.5 at 30sec, ISO 1000, long-exp NR.

Faint stars

I like this shot, even though i forgot to open up the aperture. The stars would have been brighter at f3.5. Shot at f/10, 30sec, ISO1600. The lamp looks like it's from the 1920s, except for the CFL installed inside.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CDR-King WT-3540 tripod review

The model I'm going to discuss here is the biggest silver one with the pan head CDR King WT-3540. I'll write about the black one with the ballhead (CDRKing BW-23 tripod) next time.

Tripod handle, center column adjustment, label

I have an upcoming trip to an interesting place with snowy mountain ranges so recently, I've been looking for a tripod that will help me take better pictures when travelling. Here are my two option groups with pros and cons:

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Galaxies on earth

The way the light from the streetlamps was scattered in this shot is interesting. I didn't use a special filter. This was shot from behind a car windshield. Dirt on the wiper blades causes very small scratches on the glass, scattering light like this. Kinda looks like galaxies with huge discs viewed from the side.