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Martian Sunrise…

by on Jun.24, 2015, under Life, Photography

Another day, another sunrise opportunity (almost) missed…

A spectacular dawn was approaching, it’s just before 7AM and here I was at home lamenting the fact that it was Tuesday and I was soon off to work…

Still it’s quite beautiful and the colour amazing – feeling like I was on the surface of Mars viewing a Martian city in the distance with the firestorms sweeping overhead. Just enough time to get the 70-300mm and camera out and onto the tripod to shoot out the window…

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Armageddon City

Armageddon City

NIKON D600 + 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 70 mm, 1/50 sec at f/11, ISO 100

I bracketed all my frames this morning thinking I’d need to rescue the highlights and shadows from the frames. I’m basically facing east here towards where the sun is just about to rise above the horizon. In the end however I’ve just processed the zero frames – it’s simply amazing just how much dynamic range you can now get in these modern Sony sensors in these new Nikon full frame D-SLR’s.

This Martian Rise is my favourite shot of the morning – the colour palette and the texture of the ribbons and layers of cloud was spectacular and this captures exactly my memory of how it looked and felt.

Martian Rise

Martian Rise

NIKON D600 + 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 195 mm, 1/100 sec at f/11, ISO 100

The sun has now risen to the right so I’ve zoomed right in to reveal the shapes and colours of a new day dawning over new construction on Mars :).

Rising Skyward

Rising Skyward

NIKON D600 + 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 260 mm, 1/160 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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