Posted: Sunday, November 28, 2010 by Stained in Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

With a full moon shinning upon us, me and SJ made our way once again to Jadaf; our little escape in the big city. She went off to do her daylight exposures with the film camera while I tried my hand at some light painting again. After some trial and error that led to some amateurish results, I decided to try some daylight exposures of my own.

Digital cameras can't handle very long exposures so to compensate I decided to shoot at f2.8. Some more trial and error brought me to this Pier that I initially shot for a daylight exposure but then brought it down by 2 stops to get this. This in fact is a composite of two images, a technique called focus stacking where I've focused on the horizon in one shot while focusing on the pier in the second shot and they've been put together in photoshop with some layer gradient masking. This allows me to achieve a larger depth of field even though I was shooting at f2.8 giving me the same result that a 30sec shot would have given at a higher aperture but without the noise. Simple but effective.

Camera Model : Canon 7D
Shooting Date/Time : 11/21/2010 22:53:27 PM
Tv(Shutter Speed) : 6secs
Av(Aperture Value) : f2.8
Metering Mode : Pattern
ISO Speed : 200
Lens : EF 16-35mm f2.8 L
Focal Length : 35mm


  1. Stained says:

    Not really. To get it perfect, I should have combined three shots i.e in the third shot I should have focused somewhere in the middle but unfortunately that shot ended up being blurry so I had to use two shots instead. :)

  1. Ahmed says:

    Awesome result!!!

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