Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Motorcycle Trip  (Read 1468 times)

60HzShuffle

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 20
Motorcycle Trip
« on: December 14, 2014, 07:55:32 am »

I've been shooting out of "auto" for a few weeks now!  Anyway, attached are a few pics from a day trip on the bike.  Suggestions/recommended improvements are appreciated as I am just getting started.  The pictures were taken with a Nikon D810 and a 16-35mm lens freehanded (I need a good travel tripod/head for the bike).  I left my CP filter at home and think that would have made the landscape photos a lot better as I had to adjust the exposure in Lightroom quite a bit.  Here goes with my first post here.
Logged

60HzShuffle

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 20
Re: Motorcycle Trip
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 07:56:15 am »

Another one
Logged

60HzShuffle

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 20
Re: Motorcycle Trip
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2014, 07:59:34 am »

Two more, found the link button ;)



Logged

60HzShuffle

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 20
Re: Motorcycle Trip
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2014, 08:02:12 am »

Last one, seems like the pictures look better uploaded rather than linked.
Logged

thierrylegros396

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1947
Re: Motorcycle Trip
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 11:58:00 am »

You seem to have a tendency to blow highlights.

Consider reading some articles about ETTR (Expose to the right) by Michaël.

Thierry
Logged

60HzShuffle

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 20
Re: Motorcycle Trip
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 02:18:14 pm »

Thanks, I will check that out.  On the pictures of the field with the bright sky, the image is obviously over exposed.  I was in aperture priority mode at f/5.6.  Looks like the camera set iso to 6400 and shutter speed to 1/8000.  It was a very clear day, so in this situation would I have been better off to have been in complete manual mode and set the iso to something more like 100?
Logged

60HzShuffle

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 20
Re: Motorcycle Trip
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2014, 09:09:02 am »

@ Thierry - just got around to finding that exact article.  I guess the trick would be to take one shot in Aperture mode, note what the auto-iso setting was and bump it up little?  My shots were way overexposed because the ISO was 6400, way too much for a sunny day.


You seem to have a tendency to blow highlights.

Consider reading some articles about ETTR (Expose to the right) by Michaël.

Thierry
Logged

thierrylegros396

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1947
Re: Motorcycle Trip
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2014, 12:47:28 pm »

For such photos you don't need to shoot in Av or Manual Mode.

If you want to freeze water movement, use Tv Move and choose more than 1/30 sec.

But if you want to have water smoothed, use less than 1/5 sec and a good tripod.

With such a sunny day, use ISO100 or 200.

Thierry
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up