santamonica812: It's a very nice image, with a soothing mood. But typically, long-exposure images have more visual interest if there is some movement. So, if there were moving clouds, or moving water, or a moving person or animal or vehicle, then that adds tension, and therefore more interest to the final shot.
Next time you are in a situation like this, take the same sort of photo. But then take a few more, with someone or something moving in the short. Experiment with different shutter speeds, to figure out what type of blur looks best to your own eyes.
My two cents only, of course! :-)
Thanks for taking your time to comment! I'll try to remember next time. I did take the shot in pure fascination of the lightning. The balance of the moon light and the light of the stars.
Can't be better! Congrats!
bikinchris: This photo is too good to be placed so low.
Thanks! :-)And I must admit that the finish of the model makes an easy job for me as photographer. And the sound.... Can't be reproduced on a photo.
A true winner!
It works... :-)And very often we simply cant tell the difference!
David Hart: I have the 24-105 F/4L on my 40D and love it. I paid $1040 for it in 2008. Today, it's selling for $100 more ($1150) for a new one on Amazon. The pre-order price of the 16-35mm is about $50 more.
Since I have the 24-105mm, I was wondering if having the 16-35mm would be useful on my 40D, allowing for the 1.6x crop factor. The 16-35mm would be equivalent to starting at 25.6mm and the 24-105mm would be equivalent to starting at 38.4mm.
I found this image on canonlensblog.com which gives an approximate of the difference . Personally, I'm thinking that the 16-35mm increased wide angle would be worth adding to my camera bag.
I just wish that Canon had made this lens a 12-32mm as it would have been a more useful range for a crop camera, given the 24-105mm. However, I understand that they also need to appeal to the FF crowd as they will sell more that way...
Talking about the 17-40 and the numerous reviews at fredmiranda. The best cons I have ever read about a lens is a comment on the 17-40"cons: Now I don't like my other lenses anymore" :-)soft corners have newer been an issue to me. I use the 5dmk3. on a 40D or any other crop, the soft corners are - cropped - so what is left is just top quality glass for a good price. But no IS though.
David,I own the 17-40 and the 24-105. And I can tell that the difference between 17 and 24 is bigger than expected. I also expect that the new 16-35 is expected to be at least as good as the older 17-40L.So my recommendation will be: yes if you are in "buy mode" this will probably be a good pick.brgØystein Bach
This proves the fact that the patent agency doesn't do their jobs. I simply don't understand how it is possible to get such a patent. I just wonder what the next will be.
This is quite good news. However, my experience is that long time storage that kills batteries like Li-ion or LiPo is perhaps more important than super quick charge.. OK, super quick charge a 200mAh battery is OK, it is just 24A charge current. Super quick charge a Tesla Car is simply impossible due to the high energy capacity.
Exceptional!A true winner! :-)
Et meget bra bilde! Gratulerer! :-)
Nice shot. Imagine this pic with a black background...
@RuthCYou are welcome any time! And yes, you are so right. A wonderful country, just like a post card :-)To all the others: Bring your camera and visit Norway.About the pictures: Norway is best in colors, for sure! :-)
A true winner!Shapes, lines, sharpness, colors, expo. Couldn't be done better.
HiWell the coffee isn't there, but the "damp ghost" will give you a cup well worth waiting for!
HiPicture was taken some time ago, and the subject was "steam" at that time.The flame-like blown out region is simply from the flash that was placed behind the cup. The flash was placed a few centimeters behind the cup.No coffee? The gost comeing out of the cup will give you a coffee you haven't tasted before! :-) Jokes aside, It wasn't allowed at the time the picture was taken. But I agreee, some visible coffee would make the picture even better. Next time!