The Agile Fox Friday Foto – 04.20.2012

After a year and a half of including a ‘pic of the week’ at the end of my weekly training summary, I’ve decided to move it to a separate post.  This will free me up to post more pictures along with my training entries (it never made much sense to post pictures from some of my runs, and then include a picture of the week on top of that).  I’m also implementing a rule that the Friday Foto needs to have been taken sometime in the last week.  No recycling.  I’m hoping this will keep me engaged in building my photography skills and help me to work harder for good shots.

This week’s photo was taken on a hike my wife and I went on last Friday night to the summit of Green Mountain in Lakewood.  We got to the top just as darkness fell, and I set up the tripod for a few shots that I bracketed at +/-2EV.  The wind was blowing hard as a cold front was moving through, and I thought I wouldn’t get anything usable due to the tripod shaking during the long exposures.  I held it down and hoped for the best.  The resulting shot is a composite of 3 exposures @ 3 sec, 13 sec, and 30 sec.  The HDR technique is good for bringing out the detail in the foreground, while not blowing out the sky with the slow shutter speed needed to get that detail.

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Singletrack City
f/8.0, 200 ISO

Posted on April 20, 2012, in photography and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. very cool!
    What HDR tools are you using?

    • Thanks!
      Using Photomatix (cheap version) right now, still trying out others. I have Lightroom on order and there is a HDR plug-in for that I want to check out.

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