Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good Morning Lake Superior (Part 4)

August 29 & 30th, we went camping up on the north shore of Lake Superior at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Here's Part 1Part 2, and Part 3.
colorful lake superior sunrise

We got up early Sunday morning to watch the sunrise on the lake. I wasn't sure if Kyle was going to get up with me, but he did. And he said how glad he was, besides we went to bed right afterwards again :-)

I had a friend ask how I got such amazing shots, and really it is just a combination of shutter speed (how fast the opening of the camera opens and closes to let light in) and aperture setting (the diameter of the hole that is inside the lens which also controls how much light enters the sensor). Like I mentioned before I took a LOT of pictures this weekend and one way I get such cool shots is trial and error.  There are a LOT of photos I took this morning that don't look very good at all, but out of all of those, I did manage to get some pretty amazing sunrise shots.  I'm still learning, I hope that the more I practice the less 'practice' shots I have to take :-)

Really I have nothing else to say because I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
north shore morning

sunrise on the northshore

superior sunrise

We found a red rock, so I decided to be a little artsy with this one:

This is probably my favorite one of the morning: (and my daily pick for my project Y27) -this one is also SOOC (straight-out-of-camera)
015 lake superior morning rocks

Yeah we look a little tired here, it's funny how it almost looks like I photoshopped us in, but I didn't. I used a fill flash so our faces would expose properly but had my camera settings exposed for the sky.
early risers

This last one is actually three shots at different exposures combined into one. That way I was able to get the rocks exposed nicely along with the sky exposed.
HDR sunrise

Thanks for reading, I just have a few more parts left! ;-)

1 comment:

Rhiannon said...

These photos are absolutely breathtaking! Fantabulous job girl! What are you doing asking ME questions? I could learn a lot from you!

Simply beautiful.

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