show the difficulty of getting everything sharp
in real life. Even the wave photo has much of the image
blurred due to subject motion and limited depth of
field. Only the sign in the second image is in focus
while the background is out of focus.
course with a one second hand-held exposure the last
image isn't perfect, but the critical point is I got
the shot at the exact moment the sky matched the light
in the door. If I had run to get my tripod I would
have missed it, even if I had any idea to where the
guy with the keys to the car had ran.
a new shot, one full second wide open at 18mm. I rested
the camera on a railing and a couple of fingers. Notice
how most of the palm fronds are blowing all over. Click
for the camera-original file.
Sun., May 7, 2006 7:31:54 PM
18 - 200 VR at 18.0 mm
f/3.5 at 1 sec
at ISO 400
How I got this shot
are direct from my camera. No sharpening,
no dust removal, no color or exposure correction, no
format changing, no cropping, no extra NR, no raw processing,
no nothing. Just JPGs direct from my D200. It takes
a lot of patience to get these colors, not Photoshop.
I Get These Colors.
except one were shot at JPG BASIC. The Rt. 66 Motel
was shot at JPG NORMAL. JPG optimization was set to
optimum quality, not the default of size priority.
Optimize Image is set to Color Mode IIIa, and Saturation
to +. Since they are original files all the EXIF data
remains for you to examine.
important to note that these all were made with my
VR lens without a tripod. The first
and last shot were made with me bracing against a pole.
The rest were supported only by my two
feet! Without VR many of these shots would never
have happened, since with a tripod I never would have
gotten into position with enough time to make the shot
in changing light.
you're on Internet Explorer you'll need to find and
deselect "resize to fit browser" to see these
at full size, or hit the mag button each time which
will hover over the image. Each is over 3,800 pixels
wide, the native resolution of my D200.
made my first 10,000 shots in December and January.
My counter rolled over from KEN_9999.JPG to KEN_0000.JPG
in February, 2006. Therefore the shots from February
are actually shot numbers 10,000 higher than indicated
by the file name. file KEN_3545.JPG is actually shot
number 13,545! I'm at over 16,000 as I write this in