19 February 2008

As the sun goes down

I got finished early tonight from work and decided to catch the sunset. Unfortunately I wanted to go to the Derwent reservoir to catch the sunset but the entrance was closed off. So I made my way up onto the moors and caught last sightings of sunset. However the sky (even though it was a little misty) turned a nice colour as the sun went down. The light was shining on this old barn and the sheep were grazing on a bale of hay, I just couldn't resist a quick shot. I didn't have much time to set up my tripod so I just placed my beanbag onto a wall and took a couple of shots. I'm quite pleased with the results. Up in the top right is the moon. Below is a photo of the sunsetting.


Settings (as the sun goes down)

  • Camera Olymus E500
  • Aperture - f/22
  • Shutter speed - 0.6 sec
  • ISO-100
  • Focal Length - 22mm
  • Exposure compensation -1 step

Settings (Sunset)

  • Camera Olymus E500
  • Aperture - f/22
  • Shutter speed - 1/15 sec
  • ISO-100
  • Focal Length - 22mm
  • Exposure compensation -0.7 step

I am still trying to get used to the settings on my camera. I think these shots could've been improved if I had chosen different settings. It's all a learning curve and I'm always experimenting to get the best results. However, any advice on settings for these lighting conditions is gratefully received. Thanks.

1 comment:

AB said...

I think both photographs work really well, but I particularly love the first one. I would have shot it using the same settings.

I would happily have that first photo on my wall - I hope you get it printed out for the club! :)

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