365: Restful…

Themed 365 Project

A great spot in Manasquan, New Jersey. On this morning it was so calm that I could have spent an hour or two just hanging around to watch the different cloud formations. This spot in the warmer months would be impossible to shoot brackets due to the boat traffic in and out of the marinas. Nonetheless, I spend quite a bit of time here in the winter months. Hope it makes you a bit more restful after viewing.



8 thoughts on “365: Restful…

  1. Another great shot, Mike. What were the exposures on your brackets, if you don’t mind my asking? Are you bracketing 1 stop +/- or 2? Or both? (so you have five?) Still trying to master this stuff… Thanks for anything you can share! 🙂

    1. Hi Val and thanks for asking. This particular shot is a 6 shot bracket hdr with the fastest shutter @ 1/1000(for the sun) and the slowest being 1/15 for the pilings. The difference in dynamic range between the sun and pilings warrants all 6. More cloud cover would diffuse the brightness of the sun and probably allowed something closer to 3 shots. But that situation is usually less dramatic.
      hope this helps and let me know if you have further questions.

  2. Hi, Mike. Thanks for the response. Are you using the auto bracketing on your camera, or changing yourself? I think we have similar cameras (I have a Canon xSi). At 1/5, you must be on a tripod, too, yes? Or you are Iron Man! 😀

    1. Val,
      I always auto bracket whenever possible, mainly for alignment issues. I’ve found that when I turn the exposure dial, even though the camera is mounted on a tri, alignment is thrown off slightly. Especially during early morning shoots this makes merging more difficult.

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