"Taking a picture in the woods about a half hour after sunset"
Parksville, British Columbia, CA
After taking some shots of a sunset near home, I entered a local "dry land" forest about a half hour after sunset. I could make out the tree but not much else. As a lark I mounted the camera with its Nikor 18-105 lens onto my tripod. My settings were 4s at f/16 with ISOs set at 800 or 1600. The image was underexposed by -1.5EV for the ISO set at 1600. However, I was able to get a really interesting image after processing the RAW file with PSE10.
Normally when I take a picture in the forest/woods the contrast between the light at the base of the trees and that their tops is huge. So much so that the tops are overexposed and the bases are underexposed. The image recorded after sunset was quite flat, and nothing like I have seen before. Yet there was plenty of detail to make the image interesting.
If anyone is interested then please let me know and I'll post the image. Please provide any requirements about image size, etc.
#1. "RE: Taking a picture in the woods about a half hour after sunset" In response to Reply # 0
David this sounds like something that you might think of posting in one of the picture sharing forums as opposed to a camera specific forum. The picture sharing forums ( and some others) have a 'pinned' topic in them that will give you guidelines and limits for posting images straight to the forums.Your other option is to put them in your Gallery here at Nikonians and then link to them in your post. As a paying member you are able to do it either way. For example if you open up the "A Picture I Took" forum the first post is "Image posting limits and guidelines" http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=175&topic_id=9188&mesg_id=9188&page=
#3. "RE: Taking a picture in the woods about a half hour after sunset" In response to Reply # 0
I'm not sure about your part of the world, but I have just returned from a two month road trip through the centre of Australia.
Shots taken half an hour after sunset (or before sunrise) with the appropriate slow speeds are spectacular. An incredible beauty, also picked up with the naked eye.
One one occasion, we were up on an old limestone ridge overlooking the Bungle Bungle Ranges. There were about 20 people up there from the nearby campsite. Everyone watched the sunset (which was spectacular) as the walls of the Bungles turned blood orange. Then they all went home save for two others and I.
From 25-40 minutes after the sunset the most beautiful light bathed us. Yes, it was almost dark, but we called out to each other how the rest of the people missed out on the best part of the sunset.
A wonderful time of day. Works well before sunrise too. All to do with the angle of sun below the horizon and atmospheric filtering of sunlight I guess.