Sunday, May 15, 2011

Photo of the Week - Ahu Vai Uri at Sunset

Ahu Vai Uri at sunset

This was a 0.4 sec exposure at f/16 at ISO 100 and a focal length of 92mm using the 24-105mm lens on a Canon 5D Mark II. It appears to have been processed with Lightroom 3.3 to create what I think is a spectacular color gradient. This is one I like enough that I’d love to have a print to hang in my own home! The clouds look pretty fantastic too.

It probably didn’t need to be at f/16 because the subjects and the clouds in the sunset were so far from the camera, but a good exposure is a good exposure, so who cares about the technical details right?

Congrats to Mandy Paul on an extremely well done shot from start to end!

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Mandy Paul said...

Thanks Ron, I have seen some stunning pics in your previous PoW selections, so I'm feeling proud to be in such company! Re: f/16 - yeah, that was less about the focusing distance than the exposure time. I used the narrow aperture + a couple ND filters to get a longer exposure, because for whatever reason the reds really saturate with longer exposures (esp. using a cloudy or shady WB) and then I don't have to add much punch in post.

Ron Martinsen said...

Hi Mandy,

Thanks for sharing your tip. I can't argue with the results because its better than anything I've done with a sunset.

Fantastic stuff!

plumbing said...

This is one of the most beautiful sunset I've ever seen. Even if that was just only in picture, it made me feel like I am really there.