Ton Orga Photography

Week twenty-eight

= WHAT IF THE SKY FALLS OVER OUR HEADS? =

There’s something I’ve learned during this project: The importance of having a location catalog. Yesterday I was driving home when I saw an amazing sky over my head. At the same time, I got a message from a friend saying “Hey! This week’s picture must be about this sky! Amazing!”, so I immediately started thinking on a location where to take those pictures. This is not an easy task, trying to be original but as quick as possible because the light was already quite low at that moment. I decided to drive to “Les Maioles”, mostly because of this lack of any other well known location, but it’s quite far away and the result was pictures taken without tripod and at very low light conditions.

On the first photo I merged 8 pictures to obtain a circular panorama. Hugin (a free SW I use in those cases) didn’t work as expected, so the merge is 100% manual, rotating, cropping and using masks to match the edges.

The second photo is a single shot. I corrected the fish eye lens effect and converted it to black and white. The shot is not perfectly focused (1/6” without tripod) but, as this project’s purpose is to learn, I’m posting it to remember me the importance of having all my gear with me at any time ;-)

Location: “Les Maioles”
Camera: Nikon D80 + DX AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED — Focal length: 10.5mm (15mm equivalent)
Aperture: 2.8f — Speed: 8 shots at 1/40”  — ISO: 400

Bonus picture:

= WHAT IF THE SKY FALLS OVER OUR HEADS? II =

Location: “Les Maioles”
Camera: Nikon D80 + DX AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED — Focal length: 10.5mm (15mm equivalent)
Aperture: 2.8f — Speed: 1/6”  — ISO: 400