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More Highway 20 photos

June 2006

 

Ridge and Moon.

Taken just before sunset.  

Shot data:

Nikon D70s
2006/06/07 13:36:21.8
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 120mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/640 sec - F/6.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Shade
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment: IMAGE c STEVE CLARKE 
Long Exposure NR: Off

 

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Kangaroo Ridge from the road.

Shot Data:

Nikon D70s
2006/06/07 13:43:40.9
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 62mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec - F/7.1
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Shade
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment: IMAGE c STEVE CLARKE 
Long Exposure NR: Off

 

River Rock: image Steve Clarke June 7, 2006

Returning to the scene of an earlier crime.  Skagit River just below George Dam.  Unusual rocks...!

This time, at personal risk, I climbed down upon the rocks.  Some of these are huge enough that, -- if their internal volume were hollow --, you could set up a small studio apartment inside.  Like the one I was standing atop while making this exposure.  The subject of this photo is a smaller rock but with odd foreign matter apparently hardened to its top and side. The photo was taken hand held.    

 

Shot data:

Nikon D70s
2006/06/07  
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 56mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/100 sec - F/5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 1600
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Shade
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment: IMAGE c STEVE CLARKE 
Long Exposure NR: Off

B+W polarizer. 

 

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Pool: Image Steve clarke June 7, 2006

Standing atop the very same rock I made this exposure, hand held,  facing downstream.   

 

Shot Data:

Nikon D70s
2006/06/07  
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 34mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/125 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 1600
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Shade
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment: IMAGE c STEVE CLARKE 
Long Exposure NR: Off

B+W polarizer.

 

  

image Steve Clarke

Hwy 20 at the west end.  The northern tip of Whidbey Island very near Deception Pass.  Looking into the Puget Sound and the setting sun. Date is June 6, 2006.  Nice sunny day with temperatures in the low seventies.

Shooting handheld,  I've made a mistake.  I set iso sensitivity to 1600 when I could have easily gone with much less.  Noise levels in low light do become excessive.  As with film grain, sometimes the effect can be lived with.  Next sunset oportunity I'll drop the sensitivity.  Perhaps use a tripod and with camera sensitivity set to minimum (iso 200).  

 

Shot data:

Nikon D70s
2006/06/06  
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 34mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/1250 sec - F/18
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 1600

B+W UV 010.  

 

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Entrance: Image Steve Clarke

Found near Deception Pass  Hand held.  

Shot data:

Nikon D70s
2005/06/06 14:42:05.1
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 26mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/160 sec - F/6.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 1600
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Shade
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment: IMAGE c STEVE CLARKE 
Long Exposure NR: Off

B+W UV 010 

 

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image Steve Clarke 

Same place as previous sunset but a few moments earlier.  

Shot data:

Nikon D70s
2005/06/06 
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 120mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/3200 sec - F/14
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 1600
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Shade
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment: IMAGE c STEVE CLARKE 
Long Exposure NR: Off

B+W UV 010 

 

 

  Rock and moon 0325_Ab.jpg (206441 bytes) with a little cropping.

Image Steve Clarke.   

Notes: Front-lit rock with moon overhead. Taken --hand held-- near Washington Pass on Hwy 20, June 5, 2006 about 15 minutes before sunset.  I don't know the name of this particular rock, but I'm sure it has one.  I'll look it up sometime.  Moon had conveniently risen into position just prior to this moment.

The D70s is still new to me so I'm experimenting with different settings.  In this shot I left the camera in programmed mode with metering set to 3D matrix.  It seems like the camera thinks for itself pretty well.   For years I used a Pentax MX (full manual with electronic metering) and got used to making all the exposure choices.  With the Nikon F100, which I've been using in recent years, it's matrix metering and programmed mode would probably have resulted in a little more under-exposure in the shadows than what I have here but the front lit portions would have been similar to this.  With the F100 I tended to resort to manual mode and used the spot meter on that camera  quite often in order to avoid under-exposed darker areas.  With this D70s, I may end up changing some old habits. 

Shot data:

Nikon D70s
2006/06/05  
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 56mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/500 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 1600

B+W UV 010 

 

 

Other notes:

6_05_06.  I'm finding that even with sensitivity boosted to the max (ISO 1600) noise levels are quite acceptable with this camera.

6_06_06.  Amend that: In very low light conditions the high sensitivity settings result in noisy shots.  Noise is like film grain and seems to show up under similar conditions.  In low light situations I will use lower iso sensitivity but with a tripod, when possible.