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Emerald Waters…

by on Dec.09, 2015, under Life, Photography

With this fantastic emerald green water in Circular Pool I was looking to try out some selfie action with the smooth reflective waters.

I moved further around the pool to my left from where I’d taken my previous shots and setup on a higher point overlooking the pool.

Up first is this single frame taken with the ultrawide at 19mm which takes in quite a bit of the pool. I wanted a reasonable shutter speed so I could try and stand as still as possible when taking the frame. I was using my wireless remote trigger so I could casually walk over the rocks around the pool edge to the other side and trigger my camera at my convenience. I bumped the ISO to 400 and opened the aperture to f/8 to bring the shutter up to around half a second.

Emerald Waters

Emerald Waters

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 1/2 sec at f/8, ISO 400

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.

Next I changed lenses (to the 24-70/2.8) and setup for a tighter stitched panorama shot at 62mm. It encompasses a wider overall view but with a much more limited height. The final stitch comprises nine (9) vertical frames which I shot from right to left. I took all the frames first using my target ISO (100) and aperture (f/11) and then moved back one frame from the left and took a couple shots with me standing in position in the middle of that single frame. I also took some with the ISO bumped to 400 to improve the shutter speed but didn’t need to use them in the end.

Circular Vision

Circular Vision

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 62 mm, 2.5 sec at f/11, ISO 100

These are the sorts of selfies I like best with me just being a tiny element in the overall landscape :). Plus who can resist that stunning emerald green glass.

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