L2M2AP1 Sunrise with exposure compensation. Nikon D810, Sigma 50mm Art Prime, 1/250, f/10, ISO 160, Exposure Bias -1ev, tripod mounted, 3 exposures with AE lock, stitched in photoshop, final adjustments to bring down white clipping from over exposure of sun in lightroom.

Sunrise with exposure compensation. Nikon Sigma Art Prime, ISO Exposure Bias tripod mounted, 3 exposures with AE lock, stitched in photoshop, final adjustments to bring down white clipping from over exposure of sun in lightroom.

L2M2AP3 The Mane Man, D810, Sigma 150-500, Sjot at 400mm handheld. Spot metering, 1/320, f/6.3. Taken originally as a landscape image of the lion relaxing, it was just an image of a captive lion, zooming in for a more intimate portrait takes the king out of the enclosure and creates an intimate portrait. The B&W conversion brings out the detail in the face and mane.

L2M2AP3 The Mane Man, D810, Sigma 150-500, Sjot at 400mm handheld. Spot metering, 1/320, f/6.3. Taken originally as a landscape image of the lion relaxing, it was just an image of a captive lion, zooming in for a more intimate portrait takes the king out of the enclosure and creates an intimate portrait. The B&W conversion brings out the detail in the face and mane.

L2M2AS2Aa From the South Shore. Manual Exposure compensation. Taken a couple of hours after sunrise (I hope that still fits the brief!)  D810, Sigma 24mm Art Prime, Hoya ND1000 10 stop filter, Tiffen Digital circular polariser, 25 sec exposure, f/16, ISO 64, cropped to remove vignette from stacked filters, B&W conversion in silver effex pro 2. Original colour image had a purple and green sheen across the water, not sure if this was a light leak. Any advice?

L2M2AS2Aa From the South Shore. Manual Exposure compensation. Taken a couple of hours after sunrise (I hope that still fits the brief!) D810, Sigma 24mm Art Prime, Hoya ND1000 10 stop filter, Tiffen Digital circular polariser, 25 sec exposure, f/16, ISO 64, cropped to remove vignette from stacked filters, B&W conversion in silver effex pro 2. Original colour image had a purple and green sheen across the water, not sure if this was a light leak. Any advice?

L2M1AP2 Ugly light, Nikon D810, Sigma 50mm Art Prime, 3 sec, f/16, ISO 64. 3 frames with AE lock stitched in photoshop,Trying to capture a cityscape  sunset, the weather was just dull, and the light was flat with no dimension. I spent time adjusting settings, to get the best exposure, then hammered the image in lightroom to bring out the depth and colour

L2M1AP2 Ugly light, Nikon D810, Sigma 50mm Art Prime, 3 sec, f/16, ISO 64. 3 frames with AE lock stitched in photoshop,Trying to capture a cityscape sunset, the weather was just dull, and the light was flat with no dimension. I spent time adjusting settings, to get the best exposure, then hammered the image in lightroom to bring out the depth and colour

L2M2AS1Cb Orion Falling. D810, Sigma 24mm Art Prime, 30sec, f/13, ISO 1600, Monkey Mia. Taken at Nautical twilight with a bright waxing nearly full moon. The bright planet is Jupiter, Orion is clearly seen above the horizon.  Yvette, The assignment states cloudy, This was a crystal clear night, does this miss the brief?

L2M2AS1Cb Orion Falling. D810, Sigma 24mm Art Prime, 30sec, f/13, ISO 1600, Monkey Mia. Taken at Nautical twilight with a bright waxing nearly full moon. The bright planet is Jupiter, Orion is clearly seen above the horizon. Yvette, The assignment states cloudy, This was a crystal clear night, does this miss the brief?

L2M2AS1Ca Moonlit Jetty. D810, Sigma 24mm Art Prime. 30sec, f/16, ISO 2500, B Mode, shutter release and timing with remote trigger.

ISO B Mode, shutter release and timing with remote trigger.

L2M1AS1Ca Kalbarri Sunset. Golden ratio D810, Sigma 50mm Art Prime, 1/1600, f/4.5, ISO 2000, WB 5250K. Birds in Image follow locus of golden ratio/Spiral. I left the WB setting quite high to capture the gold in the sunset light, reducing would have lost the richness of the sunset.

L2M1AS1Ca Kalbarri Sunset. Golden ratio D810, Sigma 50mm Art Prime, 1/1600, f/4.5, ISO 2000, WB 5250K. Birds in Image follow locus of golden ratio/Spiral. I left the WB setting quite high to capture the gold in the sunset light, reducing would have lost the richness of the sunset.

L2M2AP1 Tyger Tyger Burning Bright. Nikon D810, Sigma 50mm Art Prime, 1/60, f/5.6, ISO 800, Spot metering. Shooting through glass smeared with fingerprints and ice cream is a challenge, Aperture opened to maintain depth of field in the image and still lose the glass. I broke convention editing and placed the eye more centrally to draw the viewer in and create the tension of an unexpected encounter. Spot metering on the tiger, levels adjusted in lightroom, selective radial filter on the eye…

L2M2AP1 Tyger Tyger Burning Bright. Nikon D810, Sigma 50mm Art Prime, 1/60, f/5.6, ISO 800, Spot metering. Shooting through glass smeared with fingerprints and ice cream is a challenge, Aperture opened to maintain depth of field in the image and still lose the glass. I broke convention editing and placed the eye more centrally to draw the viewer in and create the tension of an unexpected encounter. Spot metering on the tiger, levels adjusted in lightroom, selective radial filter on the eye…

L2AS1Ac City Gull. Fozen motion bright background, exposure compensation. Nikon D810, Sigma 24mm Art Prime, 1/8000, f2.5, ISO 200. I opened up the shutter to decrease depth of field, and pushed the shutter to max so as to freeze the bird in flight without over exposing.

Nikon Sigma Art Prime, ISO I opened up the shutter to decrease depth of field, and pushed the shutter to max so as to freeze the bird in flight without over exposing.

L2M1AP3 Lemurs Lunch. Golden triangle composition. Nikon D810, Nikkor 18-200 DX, Shot at 200mm handheld DX crop mode, 1/100, f/5.6, ISO 500 exposure bias +1/3ev. lines and position adjusted to fit the golden triangle crop template in light room, processed with lightroom and silver efex pro 2.

Nikon Nikkor DX, Shot at handheld DX crop mode, ISO 500 exposure bias lines and position adjusted to fit the golden triangle crop template in light room, processed with lightroom and silver efex pro

L2M2AP1 Cityglow. Sunset HDR technique. Nikon D810, Sigma 50mm Art prime, 30 sec, f11 with ND4 filter, ISO 64. Panorama assembled in photoshop, final adjustments in lightroom. The weather was not playing ball, I was experimenting with filters and low ISO to extend exposure time to blur the traffic.  There was a 2 minute break in the clouds and the city was lit with alpenglow. I was able to click off two shots on the tripod with AE lock at 30 secs each and stitched them in photoshop

L2M2AP1 Cityglow. Sunset HDR technique. Nikon D810, Sigma 50mm Art prime, 30 sec, f11 with ND4 filter, ISO 64. Panorama assembled in photoshop, final adjustments in lightroom. The weather was not playing ball, I was experimenting with filters and low ISO to extend exposure time to blur the traffic. There was a 2 minute break in the clouds and the city was lit with alpenglow. I was able to click off two shots on the tripod with AE lock at 30 secs each and stitched them in photoshop

L2M1AS1Ca. Peeking. Golden Ratio/Negative space. Nikon D810, Sigma 50mm Art Prime, P Mode -2/3EV, 1/30, f2.2, ISO 100. Cropped and radial adjustments in Lightroom, B&W conversion with silver efex pro 2,

Nikon Sigma Art Prime, P Mode ISO Cropped and radial adjustments in Lightroom, B&W conversion with silver efex pro

L2M1AS1Cd. Passion Play. Golden Triangle Candlelight. D810, Sigma 24mm Art Prime, 4 Sec, f/16, ISO 100, WB Manual, Shot at 2500K. Major elements (knife and line of candles) of image are set along lines and intersections of Golden triangle, Mask is at locus of golden ratio spiral. Shooting close created some distortion, partly corrected in LR, but I left some to create dreamlike effect. Knife was brightened with radial filter brush (FYI, That's pillar box red food colouring)

L2M1AS1Cd. Passion Play. Golden Triangle Candlelight. D810, Sigma 24mm Art Prime, 4 Sec, f/16, ISO 100, WB Manual, Shot at 2500K. Major elements (knife and line of candles) of image are set along lines and intersections of Golden triangle, Mask is at locus of golden ratio spiral. Shooting close created some distortion, partly corrected in LR, but I left some to create dreamlike effect. Knife was brightened with radial filter brush (FYI, That's pillar box red food colouring)

L2M1AS1Aa Sunlit subject Dark Background. Nikon D810, Sigma 150-500mm, Shot at 500mm Tripod mounted. 1/60, f/16. This shot caused trouble as the white highlights of the Spoonbill kept blowing out. I compensated using the histogram until the exposure was correct.

Nikon Sigma Shot at Tripod mounted. This shot caused trouble as the white highlights of the Spoonbill kept blowing out. I compensated using the histogram until the exposure was correct.

L2M2AS1Ba Dragons Pride, Shallow DoF close up, fluoro lighting, next room (enclosure...) blurred in background. Nikon D810, Sigma 150-500mm , shot at 290mm, tripod mounted. M mode, 1/60, f/6, ISO 1000, WB 3700K.

L2M2AS1Ba Dragons Pride, Shallow DoF close up, fluoro lighting, next room (enclosure...) blurred in background. Nikon D810, Sigma 150-500mm , shot at 290mm, tripod mounted. M mode, 1/60, f/6, ISO 1000, WB 3700K.

L2M1AS1Ad Storm Warning!, Shadowed Subject against bright background. (with rule of odds and negative space) D810, Sigma 24mm Art Prime, 1/320. f/16, ISO 64. I deliberately reduced ISO and underexposed the original shot as did not want to blow out the sky, I stopped down to f/16 to maximise depth of field, and brought the detail out of the shadow in lightroom.

L2M1AS1Ad Storm Warning!, Shadowed Subject against bright background. (with rule of odds and negative space) D810, Sigma 24mm Art Prime, 1/320. f/16, ISO 64. I deliberately reduced ISO and underexposed the original shot as did not want to blow out the sky, I stopped down to f/16 to maximise depth of field, and brought the detail out of the shadow in lightroom.

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