Went away last weekend with my new Nikon lens - I left my auto one at home intentionally so I'd have to get used to the new one.
Can do some pretty cool things but with the aperture at f/1.8 the depth of focus is ridiculously shallow.
This is on the main street of where I was staying. About 7pm so it was pretty dark. If I remember right the exposure was about 12s - just long enough for a car to drive by and disappear. You can see my wife getting irritated waiting and my son jumping around behind the lamppost.
This was about 30 mins later so it was actually really dark now - the hyperfocal markings really helped here - I wouldn't have been able to focus just with my eyes. This is in the old graveyard - this is where they used to store the bodies so they would rot before putting them in the graves - to stop graverobbers - a pretty lucrative business around these parts for quite a few years.
It's a little noisy as I only used about a 1 minute exposure and it should have been closer to 2 or 3 mins - I pushed the exposure in my raw editor but it adds a little noise.
This is a lighthouse a few miles away. We'd been there for a few hours - took a picnic and my boys were playing on the beach. I took a few pictures but they were all terrible - just a big white sky and no detail. Just as we were leaving I turned round and the sky suddenly changed - a lot more interesting. Still not a great picture but I just wanted to show what can happen when you wait a little while for a more interesting picture.
Don't take your wife kids with you if you're wanting to shoot landscapes though - too much hanging around.
This is my older boy playing on the beach - a more reasonable aperture here - about f/3.5 I think but still gives a good portrait effect. It's also been modified using my new PS plugin - Virtual Photographer from optikvervelabs.com - makes your shots look a little more like film or slides and I think it gives it a nice finish.
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