Peak Condition

Peak Condition

It is fascinating to hear what some people have been up to, before and during the lockdown.👂👂
An example of this were the actions of Mrs Trebogus, her sister Trixie Trebillcock and Betty Beswetherick, shall we say these three ladies are of mature years but nobodies fool.👵👵👵

At the beginning of March following their instincts the three ladies decided to move in together. They had several articulated lorry loads of beer delivered by Sharps Brewery, plus quite a consignment from Camel Valley Vineyard. 🚛🚛🚛🍺🍺🍺🍷🍷🍷

Mrs Trebogus always kept much food in her freezer, plus she had a large vegetable garden and of course the ladies culinary skills were legendary, they were well prepared. 🍖🍖🍖🍎🍏🍋🍊

The ladies felt they would be good company for each other, sure enough their hunch was proved correct as three weeks later the whole country went into lock down, which the ladies had no problem with as they were the type of people in common with so many others that did as they were told. The ladies were able to follow instruction, had respect and complied, plus these ladies all came from special forces backgrounds which required them working in some hostile environments, Trixie worked as a bouncer at Mothercare for many years, yes these ladies are tough.👹👹👹

As the lockdown progressed many on line fitness videos sprang up, the ladies were very keen to keep themselves in peak condition so they followed along with many of these workouts, however none of the videos were of such intensity in order to keep the ladies bodies in absolute peak condition, it just did not stretch the ladies enough, Mrs Trebogus had an idea.💃💃💃

She owns a Mercedes ML63 AMG, so the three ladies went into the garage, Mrs Trebogus got hold of the front bumper and lifted the Mercedes up and down in order to tone her arm muscles.
The other two ladies also carried out this manoeuvre, as mentioned they are tough.
Trixie suggested to Betty that she got underneath the Mercedes, put her feet under the bumper and lifted it up and down with her legs in order to strengthen the thighs.💪💪💪

Everything was going swimmingly then Mrs Trebogus had a go as she likes to keep her thighs in special peak condition, there was an enormous crack, Mrs Trebogus’s left leg fell off. Nothing to do with the vacuum cleaner incident I must add.

Like you do, Mrs Trebogus dusted herself off and said this is not a problem as my car is an automatic (You still have to be there) but when the time comes and we are allowed out I still have my right leg in order to be able to drive. So she picked up her leg, hopped over and placed it in the big chest freezer she had in the garage.🏡

Trixie said “you should seek medical help”, no responded Mrs Trebogus we know the rules, we have been instructed to stay home, not to go out, we will wait until the lockdown is eased, I can still walk on the one good leg, do cart wheels with a slight shimmy, so I have nothing to complain about. Anyway like so many people, if we were really desperate there is always someone locally that can help out, that is human instinct. ‍🏃‍♀️💪

The weeks went by, sure enough, some of the lockdown measures were eased and in May people were allowed to drive for over an hour, but return on the same day. Not wishing to trouble the medical profession, Mrs Trebogus went onto the internet to look for alternative medical assistance, one name caught her eye, Mystic Peg, who specialised in limb reattachment services.👩‍💻

As Mrs Trebogus herself had worked with some of our special forces, she respected the anonymity of Mystic Peg who would only provide her post code, and a time to meet.👩‍💼

Like most of us long car journeys need to be planned, first you need a full tank of petrol, how many people keep a full tank of fuel just in case they need to go off at a minutes notice. Mrs Trebogus went and filled her Mercedes with fuel so that they could go off to the secret location.⛽️🚘

The sat nav coordinates were plumbed in and after quite some journey the three ladies reached their destination. Sure enough as our ladies got out of the car a fairy was waiting dressed in a Knights of the round table uniform, yes this was Mystic Peg, she said “come with me”, so Mrs Trebogus, with her leg under her arm, Trixie and Betty followed, they all set off into a park, keeping two meters away from Mystic Peg ‍

Mystic Peg instructed Mrs Trebogus to sit on a special little stool, with a bit of her left hip hanging over the edge of the stool. Mystic Peg asked Mrs Trebogus to align the detached leg against her hip. Mystic Peg closed her eyes, muttered a couple of words and within moments, hey presto Mrs Trebogus’s leg was reattached and working like a new one.

As you can imagine (I can) Mrs Trebogus was so grateful to Mystic Peg for her services and asked what she owed her. Mystic Peg said "it is my pleasure to help good people like you and really it was such a simple job".😇👛👜💷💷💷

Mystic Peg went on to say, “as I have not seen many people for a while could I share a confidence with you Mrs Trebogus. Well don’t tell anyone but during the lockdown we had been made aware of a bloke who drove to this very location who could not see his hand in front of his face.
As none of us were on duty during lockdown he allegedly sat over there on a park bench, he gazed up towards the Magic Castle, bingo his eyesight came back, a miracle and he was able to drive all the way home to London”.🏰🙈😱

Mrs Trebogus responded to the fairy “you just cannot make that up”.😉

Thank you so much for looking at my photographs, the comments and banter you leave are so appreciated.
Have a good weekend
🍺🍺🍺🍷🍷🍷🐎🐷💃😎😂😂😂

Posted by Brian + H & H on 2020-05-29 13:28:35

Tagged: , Cornwall , Bude , Sunset , Seascape , Mrs Trebogus , Trixie Trebillcock , Betty Beswetherick , Mystic Peg , Leg Fell Off , Peak Condition , Sharp’s Brewery , Camel Valley Wine , Act Under Instruction , Respect & Behave , Mother Care , Mercedes ML63 AMG

Havila Borg – Aberdeen Harbour Scotland -03/01/2019

Havila Borg - Aberdeen Harbour Scotland -03/01/2019

It is always a joy to capture this beauty in the harbour , she sailed in a few minutes before I was due to leave as darkness had began to fall .

MEASUREMENTS
Length o.a. : 78.60 m
Length b.p.p.: 69.00 m
Breath moulded:. 17.60 m
Depth moulded: 7.70 m
Draught, Max.: 6.502 m
Freeboard, min: 1208 mm
Ligth ship 2220 T
Deadweight 3787.4 T
Gross tonnage: 2954 T
Net tonnage: 998 T
Classificati on
DNV 1A1 – FIFI I – SF LFL* COMF-V(3) E0 DYNPOS-AUTR NAUTOSV(
A) CLEAN DESIGN DK(+) HL(2.8) OILREC According to NOFO 2005

CARGO C A PA C I T I E S
Deck cargo 2500 tons
Deck area max L x B = 55.5 m x 14.4 m = 800 m 2
+-Deck strength Main deck from stern to fr. 85 = 5 t/m2
Fuel Oil 910 m3 Flow meter with printer
Liquid Mud: SG 2,8 975 m3 Total in 8 combi tanks
1 Agitators in each tank (EL. Driven)
Brine : SG 2,8 975 m3 Total in 8 combi tanks
Base oil: 414 m3 in combi tanks
Pot water: 933 m3
Drillwater / ballast: 1004 m3 / 1827 m3
Methanol + 178 m3
Nitrogen bottle rack system + 1 Nitrogene Comp.
MEG / Glycol 156 m3
ORO: 1122 m3
Cement / Barite/bentonit: 302 m3 in 5 vertical tanks

DISCHARGE RATES
Fuel Oil 2 x spindle Screw0- 200 m3 9 bar
Liquid Mud 2 x Ecc. Screw 0-100 m3 24 bar
Brine: 2 x Ecc. Screw 0-100 m3 24 bar
Base Oil 1 x two Spindle Screw 100 m3
Pot.water 2 x Spindle Screw 0-200 m3 9 bar
Drillwater/ballast: 2 x Spindle Screw 0-250 m3 9 bar
Methanol: 2 x Spindle 0-75 m3 9 bar
MEG / Glycol 2 x two spindle screw pump 0-75 m3 9 bar
ORO: 4 x Ecc. Screw 0-100 m3 24 bar
1 x 2 Spindle Screw 100 m3 9 bar
Cement / Barite: 2 x Comp. 30m3/min – 5.6 bar
2 x Cyclone
2 x Dust Collector

TANK CLEANING SYSTEM
A total of 8 cleaning machines fitted in: MUD,& Brine
Slop Tank 1 x 20.0 m3

MACHINERY / D/E-PROPULSION Resiliently Mounted
Main Engines: 4 x 1380 BkW/1800 rpm
MTV: Type 12 V 4000M50B
Main generators: 4 x 1445 EkW. 690 V, 60 Hz
Type: Marelli MJR 450 LA4B3
Emergency Engine: 1 x 99 BKW/1800 rpm
John Deere 6068 TFM 50
Emergency generator: 1 x 125 kVA-690 V 60 Hz

PERFORMANCE / CONSUMPTION a t 4 , 8 m d r a f t
Max speed: 13.8 knots
Econ- speed: 9-12 knots /
Service. speed: 12.0 knots / 9.1 t pr 24 hrs
Econ. speed: 10.0 knots /5.5 t pr 24 hrs
DP II Average: Draft 5,0 mtr / 9.3 t pr 24 hrs
HS: 2.5 m wind 25 knots
Harbor Mode 1 t pr 24 hrs

MAIN PROPULSION
Frequency controlled 2 x 1600 kW Schottel Twin
probeller Type STB 1212
Fwd. Tunnel thrusters 2 x 880 kW
Brunvoll Type FU-80-LTC-2000
BRI DGE D E S IGN : N A U T – OSV
1 x Consol forward bridge
2 x Consol aft bridge
1 x Radio station

AUTOMATION SYSTEM
IAS Powertec
LOADING COMPUTER
1 x Shipload
D P 2 S Y S T E M KONGSBERG K – POS – 2 1
1 x Fanbeam laser 4.1
1 x Radius
1 x Kongsberg DPS 200 CM
1 x Kongsberg DPS 116 CM
2 x Spotbeam
2 x Gill ultrasonic wind sensor

THRUSTER CONTROL
RR Helikone-x
BRI DGE WATCH MON I TORI NG SYSTEM
Havyard Powertec
ACCOMMODAT ION 2 3 P ERSONS
Cabins 11 off single cabins
2 off double cabins
2 off 4 men cabin
1 off office
1 off Hospital with additional 1 bed.

LIFE S AVI NG EQUIPM E N T 2 3 p e r s o n s
Safety Equipment: Acc to NMD/SOLAS for 23 persons
Life Raft: 4 x 25 persons
Mob boat: Type mako 5.55 m Water jet version, 6 persons
Survival suits: 23 persons
S t a n d b y r e s c u e e q u i p m e n t
Rescue class 250 persons
Mob boat: Type mako 5.55 m Water jet version, 6 persons
Rescue scoop 1 x Dacon
I N C I N ERATOR
1 x Atlas 200 SL WS P
Bo i l e r
1 x Parat Electrical 1600 kW

ENTERTAINING EQUIPMENTS
1 x Sat. TV: Seatel
1 x Rack with 4 x Tuners
1 x TV in all crew cabins
1 x TV in all lounges
1 x Radio / CD in all cabins
1 x Gymnasium w/Equipments

DECK EQUIPMENT
Windless 1 x NDM AWE-42 K3 8.7 T
Tugger winch 2 x NDM 7 ATC 180L4 10 T
Capstan 2 x NDM Capstan 101 10 T
Deck Crane 1 x Abas 3T 1.7 m -12 m
Provision crane
Hose Connection all substance Midship and aftship Starboard and Port
Methanol connection station starboard side aftship

A N T I ROL L I NG SYSTEM
2 x Stabilizing tanks. Passive anti.roll system.
navi gAT ION EQUIPMENT
1 x Furuno S-Band ARPA Radar, Model FAR-2137S (10 cm)
1 x Furuno X-Band ARPA Radar, Model FCR-2117. (3 cm) Chart Radar
2 x Furuno Conning system, Model Furuno
2 x Furuno DGPS Navigator, Model GP-150
2 x Furuno ECDIS, Model TECDIS
3 x Sperry navigate X mk1
1 x Sperry Marin Navpilot 4000
1 x Furuno Echosounder FE-700
1 x Athe doppler logg
1 x Jotron uais tr-2500
1 x Tayio td-1550A direction finder
1 x Furuno Voyage Data Recorder, Model VR-3000

COMMUNICAT ION EQUIPMENT GMDSS A 3
1 x Furuno FS 2571C MF/HF/DSC 250 W Simplex radio station
2 x Furuno Felkon 15 Inmarsat C
1 x Fleet 33
3 x Jotron. Tron TR-20 GMDSS Portable VHF
2 x Furuno FM 8800D VHF
2 x Sailor RT 2048 VHF
3 x Motorola GP360 VHF Portable
3 x Motorola GM380 UHF
2 x GSM mobile phone Fax/Voice
1 x V-sat
1 x Furuno navtex NX 7000

Posted by DanoAberdeen on 2019-01-03 23:55:17

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Moods of LIght #3 of 3 – Sausalito, Ca

Moods of LIght #3 of 3 - Sausalito, Ca

Pic #1 of 3 – 6:22:08am – Here
Pic #2 of 3 – 6:33:53am – Here
Pic #3 of 3 – 6:44:33am – This One 🙂

Visit Here to see where we shot after this set.

So last night as I was falling asleep on my old friend Dimpi‘s couch in the Marina District, I had very little confidence that this morning’s shoot would be anything but a bust. Mainly do to the fact that at Midnight when I checked weather.com the forecast was solid rain all Saturday starting at 5am this morning and it was pouring buckets when I finally went to bed. But, having made plans with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart , I decided to get some rest and meet him at Starbucks in the morning.

Well, when I woke up and checked the whether at 5am it showed partly cloudy skis until 8am, then solid rain from then on out. And they were right on. So, after meeting Steve and Grabbing a coffee. We were off.

So, usually the way it works, at least for me; is you go out to a location; you take a bunch of shots; of basically the same subject, from different angles and then you pick the best shot when you get home and open your files on the computer.

Well, when I got out to this spot with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart this morning, I notice that both the light and clouds where changing very rapidly. So, I got an idea. If after making my initial calculations for my long exposure and taking my first shot, my calculations turned out to be correct; I’d try to show how the light changes very quickly in the morning. Depending on when you start and end your exposure, your results can be stunningly different.

In this set of 3 shots, taken approximately 11 minutes apart you can clearly see what I am talking about. For example reason only, I did no post processing (except using iPhoto’s crude retouch tool to make a piece of lint or something disappear from the sky of all 3 shoots). BTW I Hate dust, it plagues me. If anyone has a method of keeping it off my sensor PLEASE let me know.

So, here is my mini set of 3 shots, all in a row, on a morning that I almost certainly thought that I and Steve would be standing in the rain getting nothing more then a cold.

Enjoy 🙂

For the Techies 🙂

Canon 5D Mark II
Exposure: 160
Aperture: f/16.0
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 50 (to control noise in the Long Exposure)
Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f2.8L II
Tripod Gitzo G 026
Head Gitzo G1178M
No Filters (Just UV to protect the front of the lens) Just adding this note because I had a few questions about which filters I used. The changes in color are due to the moving clouds acting as "filter" and "reflectors", upon the emerging sun.

Posted by Rich Capture on 2009-12-13 05:16:42

Tagged: , Sausalito , California , Bay Bridge , Richard , Matyskiewicz , Richard Matyskiewicz , wood , wharf , lighthouse , Alcatraz , San Francisco , water , bay , sea , seascape , landscape , city lights , sun rise , east , glow , golden hour , bueatiful light , Tell me a story… , TMS

Foamy Waters

Foamy Waters

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The "For Sale" Miniseries
"Foamy Waters" is the twelfth photo in a miniseries that I recently started. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be covering all of my photographs available as prints on my website. I’ll be uploading one every weekday (except Friday), as usual, but you’ll find a lot more information on the photographs themselves – I might sneak in a few tutorials, quick tips, etc. It’ll be great for new and old photographers alike – If you have any friends who might be interested, be sure to let them know! I’ll be updating everything on my blog as well as my other social networks, so if you would prefer to follow it there, just click on one of the links above. 🙂

About "Foamy Waters"
"Foamy Waters" was taken just south of Garie Beach, in the Royal National Park. Garie Beach has some of the best surfing waves in Sydney and is a very popular family beach destination. The Garie Surf Life Saving Club provide an essential community service in helping to keep the public safe at the beach. Garie is home to the Garie Boardriders Club. Garie Boardriders has an active membership of just over 100 member on average and has been continually running as a boardriders club since 1978. The club’s books now have over 500 members on them and a lot of older members are returning to compete in the senior and masters divisions.

Taking "Foamy Waters"
Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20mm
1/40 sec | f/6.3 | ISO100 | 13mm

This shot is a little different to my normal seascapes, that being that I really want to capture the waves hitting the rocks with very little motion blur (though enough to show movement). Usually I go with slightly longer exposures, but with this shot I used a relatively ‘quick’ shutter speed to ‘freeze’ the water. I spent about 15 minutes in the one location – once I had composed the shot, I used a remote trigger and took about 80 photos, trying to get the incoming waves just at the right time. I liked the composition of the waves in this shot the best.

Processing "Foamy Waters"
A lot of processing time went into this shot (about 2 and a half hours). In Adobe Camera Raw I cloned out some dust spots and straightened a slightly wonky horizon (the tripod slipped a little while taking shots). I applied some global contrast, clarity, recovery and fill light boosts. I desaturated, and then started working on getting the tone just right. I wanted this image to really pop – the orginal was quite flat. So I used the graduated filter tool to boost the exposure and contrast of the pool in the foreground, then used the effect brush to highlight certain parts of the rock face and waves. The clouds required some special attention too – I used a combination of graduated filters and the effect brush to highlight certain parts of the cloud. Then in Photoshop I adjusted curves and levels, and also added more contrast just to the pool in the foreground.

Enjoy!

Posted by J.Shultz Photography on 2011-09-08 02:32:40

Tagged: , foamy , waters , water , sea , ocean , land , scape , waterscape , seascape , oceanscape , lanscape , garie beach , beach , beachscape , garie , era , era beach , woollongong , royal national park , royal , park , south , coast , coastal , south coast , sydney south , south sydney , sydney , cliff , cilhouette , wave , stop , reflection , overcast , moody , black and white , black white , b & w , b , w , black , white , pool , rough

Disaster [7/365]

Disaster [7/365]

something terrible happened yesterday. my camera decided that it wanted to almost bathe the sensor in dust. i am not talking one or two dust spots, i am talking many. so i attempted to dislodge them with a blower. worst. idea. ever. now i have to send away my camera to be properly cleaned 🙁 and will be cameraless for 3-5 days.

as if this wasnt enough, in the morning i went to turn on my computer, and it refused to boot. having some knowledge of computers i attempted a fix, but this issue was beyond me. i enlisted the help of another far greater than i at computer repair, and managed to bring it back from the brink of death. however all of this meant that i didnt have time to post a photo of the day.

now because i no longer have a camera to work with, i have decided to scour through my old photos and re-edit them, and show some of my best work.

this was a shot taken at the beginning of 2015 down at petrel cove SA. i was lucky enough for this photo to be chosen for an editors choice on 500px, so far the proudest moment of my photography journey to date.

i feel i have rambled enough. but if you have happened to have read this far, i thank you. feel free to offer some CC below if you wish

Posted by StevenFox(Mortalitas) on 2015-02-03 13:56:29

Tagged: , nikon , d600 , petrel , cove , south , australia , editors , choice , steven , fox , seascape , sea , sun , sky , clouds , stormy , 16mm , wide , angle

Night Sky above Lough Foyle, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland.

Night Sky above Lough Foyle, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland.

A view of the Night Sky above Lough Foyle. The most visible and recognisable stars are – Orion, Sirius, Procyon, and Pleiades – The Seven Sisters The planet Jupiter shines brightest at the top centre of the image.

Orion is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous and recognizable constellations in the night sky. It was named after Orion, a hunter in Greek mythology. Its brightest stars are Rigel (Beta Orionis) and Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis), a blue-white and a red supergiant respectively. Many of the other brighter stars in the constellation are hot, blue supergiant stars. The three stars in the middle of the constellation form an asterism known as Orion’s belt. The Orion Nebula is located south of Orion’s belt.

Sirius – Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky. With a visual apparent magnitude of −1.46, it is almost twice as bright as Canopus, the next brightest star. The name "Sirius" is derived from the Ancient Greek: Σείριος Seirios ("glowing" or "scorcher"). The star has the Bayer designation Alpha Canis Majoris (α CMa). What the naked eye perceives as a single star is actually a binary star system, consisting of a white main-sequence star of spectral type A1V, termed Sirius A, and a faint white dwarf companion of spectral type DA2, called Sirius B. The distance separating Sirius A from its companion varies between 8.2 and 31.5 AU.

Procyon (α CMi, α Canis Minoris, Alpha Canis Minoris; Br. pronunciation /ˈprəʊsɪən/) is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor. To the naked eye, it appears to be a single star, the eighth brightest in the night sky with a visual apparent magnitude of 0.34. It is actually a binary star system, consisting of a white main-sequence star of spectral type F5 IV–V, named Procyon A, and a faint white dwarf companion of spectral type DQZ, named Procyon B. The reason for its brightness is not its intrinsic luminosity but its relative closeness to the Sun; as determined by the European Space Agency Hipparcos astrometry satellite, it lies at a distance of just 11.46 light-years (3.51 parsecs), and is therefore one of our nearest stellar neighbours. Its closest neighbour is Luyten’s Star, about 1.12 ly (0.34 pc) away, and the latter would appear as a visual magnitude 2.7 star in the night sky of a hypothetical planet orbiting Procyon.

In astronomy, the Pleiades (/ˈplaɪ.ədiːz/ or /ˈpliː.ədiːz/), or Seven Sisters (Messier object 45 or M45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.
The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster (hence the alternate name Maia Nebula after the star Maia), but is now known to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium, through which the stars are currently passing. Computer simulations have shown that the Pleiades was probably formed from a compact configuration that resembled the Orion Nebula. Astronomers estimate that the cluster will survive for about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighbourhood

The planet Jupiter shines brightest at the top centre of the image.upiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System. It is a gas giant with mass one-thousandth of that of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in the Solar System combined. Jupiter is classified as a gas giant along with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Together, these four planets are sometimes referred to as the Jovian or outer planets. The planet was known by astronomers of ancient times, and was associated with the mythology and religious beliefs of many cultures. The Romans named the planet after the Roman god Jupiter. When viewed from Earth, Jupiter can reach an apparent magnitude of −2.94, bright enough to cast shadows, and making it on average the third-brightest object in the night sky after the Moon and Venus. (Mars can briefly match Jupiter’s brightness at certain points in its orbit.)

Posted by MNM Photography 2014 on 2014-03-24 14:36:45

Tagged: , Night , Sky , Beach , County , Derry , L’Derry , Northern , Ireland , astrophotography , astronomy , benone , long , exposure , limavady , lough , foyle , seascape , ulster , skys , star , stars , Astrometrydotnet:id=nova254571 , Astrometrydotnet:status=solved

Moods of LIght #1 of 3 – Sausalito, Ca

Moods of LIght #1 of 3 - Sausalito, Ca

Pic #1 of 3 – 6:22:08am – This One 🙂
Pic #2 of 3 – 6:33:53am – Here
Pic #3 of 3 – 6:44:33am – Here

Visit Here to see where we shot after this set.

So last night as I was falling asleep on my old friend Dimpi‘s couch in the Marina District, I had very little confidence that this morning’s shoot would be anything but a bust. Mainly do to the fact that at Midnight when I checked weather.com the forecast was solid rain all Saturday starting at 5am this morning and it was pouring buckets when I finally went to bed. But, having made plans with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart (www.flickr.com/photos/maxxwellsmart/), I decided to get some rest and meet him at Starbucks in the morning.

Well, when I woke up and checked the whether at 5am it showed partly cloudy skis until 8am, then solid rain from then on out. And they were right on. So, after meeting Steve and Grabbing a coffee. We were off.

So, usually the way it works, at least for me; is you go out to a location; you take a bunch of shots; of basically the same subject, from different angles and then you pick the best shot when you get home and open your files on the computer.

Well, when I got out to this spot with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart (www.flickr.com/photos/maxxwellsmart/) this morning, I notice that both the light and clouds where changing very rapidly. So, I got an idea. If after making my initial calculations for my long exposure and taking my first shot, my calculations turned out to be correct; I’d try to show how the light changes very quickly in the morning. Depending on when you start and end your exposure, your results can be stunningly different.

In this set of 3 shots, taken approximately 11 minutes apart you can clearly see what I am talking about. For example reason only, I did no post processing (except using iPhoto’s crude retouch tool to make a piece of lint or something disappear from the sky of all 3 shoots). BTW I Hate dust, it plagues me. If anyone has a method of keeping it off my sensor PLEASE let me know.

So, here is my mini set of 3 shots, all in a row, on a morning that I almost certainly thought that I and Steve (www.flickr.com/photos/maxxwellsmart/) would be standing in the rain getting nothing more then a cold.

Enjoy 🙂

For the Techies 🙂

Canon 5D Mark II
Exposure: 240
Aperture: f/16.0
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 100 (to get enough light for a proper exposure) (It was still very dark out at this time)
Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f2.8L II
Tripod Gitzo G 026
Head Gitzo G1178M
No Filters (Just UV to protect the front of the lens) Just adding this note because I had a few questions about which filters I used. The changes in color are due to the moving clouds acting as "filter" and "reflectors", upon the emerging sun.

Posted by Rich Capture on 2009-12-13 05:16:37

Tagged: , Sausalito , California , Bay Bridge , Richard , Matyskiewicz , Richard Matyskiewicz , wood , wharf , lighthouse , Alcatraz , San Francisco , water , bay , sea , seascape , landscape , city lights , sun rise , east , glow , golden hour , bueatiful light , TheUnforgettablePictures , Tell me a story… , TMS

Moods of LIght #2 of 3 – Sausalito, Ca

Moods of LIght #2 of 3 - Sausalito, Ca

Pic #1 of 3 – 6:22:08am – Here
Pic #2 of 3 – 6:33:53am – This One 🙂
Pic #3 of 3 – 6:44:33am – Here

Visit Here to see where we shot after this set.

So last night as I was falling asleep on my old friend Dimpi‘s couch in the Marina District, I had very little confidence that this morning’s shoot would be anything but a bust. Mainly do to the fact that at Midnight when I checked weather.com the forecast was solid rain all Saturday starting at 5am this morning and it was pouring buckets when I finally went to bed. But, having made plans with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart , I decided to get some rest and meet him at Starbucks in the morning.

Well, when I woke up and checked the whether at 5am it showed partly cloudy skis until 8am, then solid rain from then on out. And they were right on. So, after meeting Steve and Grabbing a coffee. We were off.

So, usually the way it works, at least for me; is you go out to a location; you take a bunch of shots; of basically the same subject, from different angles and then you pick the best shot when you get home and open your files on the computer.

Well, when I got out to this spot with fellow photographer and flickerite maxxsmart this morning, I notice that both the light and clouds where changing very rapidly. So, I got an idea. If after making my initial calculations for my long exposure and taking my first shot, my calculations turned out to be correct; I’d try to show how the light changes very quickly in the morning. Depending on when you start and end your exposure, your results can be stunningly different.

In this set of 3 shots, taken approximately 11 minutes apart you can clearly see what I am talking about. For example reason only, I did no post processing (except using iPhoto’s crude retouch tool to make a piece of lint or something disappear from the sky of all 3 shoots). BTW I Hate dust, it plagues me. If anyone has a method of keeping it off my sensor PLEASE let me know.

So, here is my mini set of 3 shots, all in a row, on a morning that I almost certainly thought that I and Steve would be standing in the rain getting nothing more then a cold.

Enjoy 🙂

For the Techies 🙂

Canon 5D Mark II
Exposure: 240
Aperture: f/16.0
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 50 (to control noise in the Long Exposure)
Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f2.8L II
Tripod Gitzo G 026
Head Gitzo G1178M
No Filters (Just UV to protect the front of the lens) Just adding this note because I had a few questions about which filters I used. The changes in color are due to the moving clouds acting as "filter" and "reflectors", upon the emerging sun.

Posted by Rich Capture on 2009-12-13 05:16:40

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Malibu Pier, Ca – Perseids and the dance of the mossy rock fish.

Malibu Pier, Ca - Perseids and the dance of the mossy rock fish.

I’m feeling inspired this morning. A night filled with shooting stars will do that to me ya know.
I suddenly awoke at 2:30 in the morning…. i think the ghost in my apartment turned off my computers…. maybe it was trying to wake me up….. i spent the entire night doing post video stuff and photo this or that…. my computers run all night like tiny digital transmitters of me…. processing data and computing colors and compositions like circuit board puppets…. artistic nanobots hell bent on crunching numbers for lord button pusher… yummy… some nights i feel like Neo in the matrix with all the mumbo jumbo I got rockin in my apartment…. i can’t seem to find more than 3 hours of sleep each night…. this to shall pass…. anyway…. I crept up to my rooftop in the middle of the night with that someone special to watch the Perseids Meteor Shower…. under our north star…. with my Ugg boots and a fresh pot of Manhattan mud from The Urth Cafe…. overlooking the Valley of the dolls….. rooftops among rooftops… while tiny scrapes dash across the sky hovering over Los Angeles…. like monsters with huge sharp nails tearing rips in our plastic sky…. revealing the light behind our perception of space…. for moments I glimpsed at the fiery light from that hidden dimension…. for brief seconds only… until the blanket of blackness rushed in again to keep things in order….. or…. you can call it dust from flying asteroids burning up in our atmosphere…. whatever…. i consider it a tear in the very veil that protects us from the truth…. and the truth iz… there is no space…. no stars…. no asteroids or dust :)…. What a life. What a view.
Thanks hun.

When i arrived downstairs… i decided to dig thru some older images I took from last year…. here’s one that I could have never planned… OH sure, I scouted the area and I planned the tide, the foreground rocks and time of day with the sunset…. but the starfish, seagull and waves have a mind of their own, not to mention the frantic dance of the green mossy rock fish… so inquisitive…. so enticing and random are his steps… to time a shot with his cooperation is simply ludicrous. I take only partial credit for capturing this moment. I have quite a few shots of this seagull all around my pics this day… looking this way and looking that way…. it’s actually really hard to pick one… they all tell a slightly different story…….. for example, in this image he’s (or she’s) staring out of my image…. out to sea…. watching something more interesting than me for sure…I liked that about him (or her)…. with everything that’s happening at this precise moment… HE DOESN’T CARE! Well FINE! And those sneaky starfish, always up to no good, do you think they consulted with me before i left my house to say "Hey Mizz… we’re gonna hang out on the favorable side of these rocks.. away from crashing waves and perfectly in a position for a Malibu Pier Sunset Photo… just lettin ya know!!" … I didn’t think so… hey… i love the luck of the draw. So… You feeling lucky PUNK.. well… are ya!

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Posted by ™ Pacheco on 2010-08-13 13:35:17

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Holey Glow, Batman – Hole in the Wall Beach, Santa Cruz (Explored #3 – Thanks!)

Holey Glow, Batman - Hole in the Wall Beach, Santa Cruz (Explored #3 - Thanks!)

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"I’ll just fix it in post." Soapbox time! (but I promise I’ll keep it short :). It seems to me that many photographers today are using post-processing to create their shots, rather than just fine-tune them. Add in some color here, clone out an annoying rock there, cut-n-paste in a sky from another day, and voila, a beautiful photo! I don’t condemn these actions, but I do feel that relying on post to make your shot is a bad idea, because it turns off your brain in the field.

When you know that you can change anything you need to on the computer, you no longer put the effort into finding just the perfect comp, waiting for the perfect light, understanding how to properly expose a scene, and doing a million other things that are so crucial to photography. Post is great, but it’s not a substitute for making the best image you can in the field. When you are able to slow down and work (yes, WORK) to make a killer image in camera, then post-processing serves as the polish which makes the image shine. And this is the real role of post-processing, not the invention of something new.

I bring this up because last night I was guilty of a lazy-photographer mentality myself. I hadn’t found the perfect comp by the time the peak light hit, so I started rushing. Rushing around trying to find something, anything to shoot before the sky blew its proverbial load. Luckily I came across this comp as the light was waning but I was still rushing: I didn’t take the time to take a test shot to make sure my filters were in place, I had my finger in the frame in the lower right, and my filters were spotted with spray. As such, my final shot had water drops everywhere, a blown out sky, and a bit of red haze down in the lower right from my finger. "I’ll just fix it in post" I said to myself, and so I made a real frankenstein of an image here: the foreground and water motion from one shot, the rocky shelves from another, and the sky from yet another. Way too much work to create this image in post when a few extra seconds in the field could have got me the same result.

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Tech Notes on this Photo
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Nikon D300s
Tokina 12-24 mm
ISO200 – It was getting pretty dark but I wanted a fast-ish shutter speed to catch the streaky wave action so I bumped the ISO to 200
f/8 – sharpest spot on my lens but still provides sufficient DOF at 12mm; helps defocus scratches, drops, and dust on my filters/lens
3 sec – 3 seconds is a pretty long time if you want to catch streaky wave action (0.5 sec – 2 sec is better), so for this shot I had to open the shutter just as the wave reached is peak surge up the beach. That way I caught the full motion as it flowed back out to the sea.
12 mm on a crop sensor
Lee 3-stop and 2-stop soft GND Filters, handheld

Post-Processing
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3 separate shots with the above settings, hand blended to produce the final image
In Raw Converter (Nikon Capture NX2)
– Global contrast for added pop
– Slightly darkened and added contrast to the sky to add oomph
– Brightened foreground rocks and added contrast to enhance shine

In Photoshop:
– Noise reduction via Neat Image
– Selective sharpening of sand and rocks
– Curves layer to slightly darken and enrich the sky
– Curves layer to brighten and add contrast to foreground rocks
– Curves layer to darken and add contrast to sand and water streaks in mid-ground

Thanks for looking!

~Josh

Posted by Joshua Cripps on 2010-12-28 18:12:23

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