The new 42.4 megapixel camera is going to be landscape photographers best friend in coming years. Why? Because what its capable of!
As a landscape photographer myself, I always hunt for the best light in a day. This means sunrise and sunset is the most beautiful time in a day because its produce gorgeous colours during that time. But the problem is, getting the exposure correctly is always going to be a problem because the sky is always brighter than the foreground if you metering is at dead center. A classic way to counter this problem is by using a Graduated Neutral Density(GND) filter where it helps to balance the exposure nicely with a simple calculation.
But today, technology has made things little bit easier. Sony A7RII packs with a whole lot dynamic range that most of landscape photographer have been craving for.
Just to show some proof about what I am talking about, few weeks back I went out for sunrise hunting at Symphony Lake, KLCC. As the weather starts to get better here in KL, well at least after almost two month of thick haze from neighbouring country. And surprisingly, I was the only photographer at the scene that morning. Nothing bad about it, nothing bad at all. 🙂
So here’s the first light from that morning. Uncompressed RAW (I’ve updated my camera to the latest firmware which features the new uncompressed RAW file) file open with Adobe Camera Raw. Yes, I does look underexpose because I purposely shoot it that way for this test.
and here is what the camera is capable of. Be ready to amazed! I increased the exposure by 3 stops together with 100% boost on the shadow part. No artifacts or unwanted noise, hot/dead pixels or whatnot seen.
A closer look:
Ok, that’s it for now. Oh, quick note, those are only RAW files open in Adobe Camera Raw. I have not done any post-processing yet. Let’s hope I have some will to process it though. Lol!
Happy weekend everyone! Besok jom sunrise! 🙂
Being a landscape photographer, I used to sacrifice my bed time to chase the best light during sunrise. During my Autumn trip to South Island, New Zealand, I woke up at 4 in the morning and drove for about 30 minutes on a very tight and zig-zag road. Waking up at 4 in the morning and then continue driving can make you feel dizzy because your body is restarting. So it still need some time to reboot completely hence the dizziness. But everything was fine, we manage to arrive to the location safely. Arriving to the location, it was dark, gloomy and very foggy.
It’s very frustrating but being a landscape photographer also taught me to be very patience. I waited for almost 2 hours for the fog to clear up but the light was still not that great. And I just continue shooting and enjoying the morning breeze when suddenly a rainbow started to form just below the mountains in the back. I think it was a double-rainbow but only one had a strong glow.
The rainbow lasted for about 15-20 minutes before disappearing and the weather continues to get better. I couldn’t stop myself for a quick self-portrait with the willow trees! 🙂
Everyone seems to have a really good time despite the bad start. Here’s a series of our selfies from that morning.
The weather continues to get better and better. Here’s an image of sun shining through the famous Red hut in Glenorchy.
Check out my final images from this location here —> New-Zealand-Autumn-2015. Hope you guys enjoy reading this behind the scene story. Feel free to share and spread the love!
Until my next post then… 🙂
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A couple weeks back, a friend of mine asked me to join him to shoot the sunrise in Shah Alam. It took me about 15 minutes to arrive and I met abam Faisal and we was waiting for another friend to arrive. After waiting for a while, he still not turn up so we decided to proceed without him.
It started with a gloomy-grey-sky morning and I’ve taken a few quick random shots and then packed all my gears to called it a day. While we was walking back to our car, suddenly the sun has awakened at far end. We are both rushing to set up our camera quickly and luckily we managed to do that just in time! 🙂
Shots imported to my laptop using Capture One.
It was so wonderful to start my weekend as early as dawn. While everyone else still sleeping, I went out and drove for about 20km to this location. At this time, not much of a traffic going on as it was still early so it just take me about 25 minutes to reached.
A little bit of behind the scenes 🙂
A majestic sunrise view at Masjid Putra in time-lapse motion. There is a shooting star passing through at 0:13. Do watch in HD!
Tech Details: Canon 6D + 17-40 + qDslrDashboard + Intervalometer | 392 shots
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This shot was taken last Sunday during a timelapse shooting lesson with a friend of mine, Kamrul. Supposedly Danial is joining us, but he chose the pillow more over this amazing sunrise.
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Assalamualaikum wr wbt and good day everyone. Just want to share my recent photo from Darul Quran mosque sunrise shooting.
Below is the before and after image of it. As you can see, there are few of my fellow photographer friends in the shot, hence making the shot looks kinda distracting. So what I did is I use the lasso tool and content-aware to removed them from the shot.
Now you can see the final image is much more better right! 🙂
Sorry guys, just had to removed you from the shot lah :p
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