Wednesday 9 May 2007

Mirror II - 投影

Totara Flats, Nelson, New Zealand

Nikon D200
AF Nikkor 24mm F2.8
F5.6, 1/160, ISO-100, -1/3EV
F5.6, 1/160, ISO-100, -1/3EV
F5.6, 1/125, ISO-100, -1/3EV
F5.6, 1/125, ISO-100, -1/3EV
F5.6, 1/200, ISO-100, -1/3EV

5 portrait images merged with Photomearge (CS3)


  1. Outstanding reflection photo. Love the sky. Nice job

  2. Sensational! I love the compositional quality of perspective in this. It's very Zen.

  3. Spectacular. What a beautiful place. I didn't know what photomerge is and went and looked it up, quite amazing. I would have never known this was stiched, though I suspected this from the info you provided.

    It's one of those photographs where I would love to step into the picture and stick my feet in the water and sit and look at the nice scenery.

  4. Ben, I like this photomerge more than the previous one. This one, to my eye, has more rich and deeper tones and makes a stronger image but that is probably just my personal liking. I love the depths of the water in the shaded part. The trees and their deep shadowy parts are great too. This is a very lovely location.
    You mentioned about 300 mm lens a couple of posts ago in your comment. You need to be careful with such a lond lens; mine is not good quality and is soft when zoomed right in. It tries to get too much from itself. For that size I think you need a wider objective lens and good glass.

  5. Thanks, everyone.
    I also like this image because the depth of colour. As you can see the sightly different exposure on each of individual shot this gives quite good dynamic range. I found if I overlap image a lot and takes more number of shot for merging, it gives a better result. May be better than using ultra wide angle? It may depends on what perspective I want to capture.

    Gavin, thanks for advise on 300mm. More I thing about the new lens, I'm more lean to the wide angle 10-20mm or 17/18-50mm (F2.8) class for all around. I'm not in shape for new purchase right now, so you never know what comes when I actually throw my budget to it. But research is good and I can also lean a lot from this and find some solution for substituting with what I've got now.


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