Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Finding Ansel Adams and Lake Georgetown

Lake Georgetown

Oh, to be this guy. To make along story short, he found some long lost Ansel Adams glass negatives that could be worth up to $200 million!  And get this, he only paid $45 for them.  Talk about turning a profit!!!  Check out the story here.  On another note... Do you think Ansel Adams could be considered the first HDR photographer?  With all of the post-processing he did, I wouldn't bet against it.

OK, on to the photo above.  I took this one on the 4th of July this year while wandering around Lake Georgetown.  I walked the hiking trail that makes its way around the perimeter of the lake.  I came upon this little alcove with a nice rocky little beach on it.  Everything there was kind of bleached out from the sun and water and I thought it would make a nice little shot.  The light wasn't quite right  because the sun was still a little high, but I didn't have time to wait for it to go down, because we were going to watch the fireworks later that evening.  Anyway, I still like the way it turned out.

I did the standard processing for this, but I did have to mask in the little waves lapping up on the beach due to the ghosting that happens during the HDR process.

Other settings include:

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom
ISO: 200
Aperture: f11
Exposure Bias: -0.67
Shutter: 1/320
Focal Length: 10mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Bracketing: 5 exposures with EVs ranging from -2 to +2 at 1 stop intervals
White Balance: Auto
Tripod: Induro AB0
Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord

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1 comment:

  1. Well, I guess the prints aren't real, at least according to the Adams family... Look here:

    Sorry to post some BS. "If it's from CNN, it must be true", he said sarcastically. ;-)


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