Y-1002, Mirror Lake, Yosemite

© Marianna Safronova

Y-1002, Mirror Lake, Yosemite

April Bryant 4/22/2007 7:33:52 AM

Beautiful reflection. #642314

BILLY R. PARKER 4/22/2007 7:40:28 AM


Lisa J. Boulden 4/22/2007 8:31:30 AM

What a wonderful capture, Marianna! #4196725

Erin Tyler 4/22/2007 9:18:14 AM

Stunning capture, beautiful colors. #4196783

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/22/2007 10:26:29 AM

This is beautiful Marianna...Dominick #4196958

Lynn Haack 4/30/2007 2:08:51 PM

Very beautiful reflection! Lynn #4232167

William F. Clair 4/30/2007 3:54:47 PM

I took this same photo, but I love this one much better. #4232541

Barbara D. Davis 6/17/2007 6:33:10 AM

I love this shot - I just got a D200 and am going to WA/OR next month - wondering what kind of settings did you use and what lens size. I have one of the 18-200mm VR lenses - so, I'm assuming I'd have it on 18mm with ISO at 100 - F/16?? Shutter?? I don't see mountains around me and don't have anything like it to practice on!
Thanks for any help you can give me!
(South Texas) #4405357

Marianna Safronova 6/17/2007 10:00:53 PM

Thank you all very much for comments!


What you see is a high dynamic range
merge of two versions of the same image -
1/80 sec at F/8 and 1/60 sec at F/7.1.
(ISO 160).
The first one got most of the image ok but some spots were too dark. The next one is too light but the dark spots are good. The merge is done with masks in PS. The lens is 10-20 mm (Sigma) at 19 mm with circular polarizer. I used auto white balance and it got most of the image ok but some parts were too white, so I shifted white balance in Nikon Capture to warmer color and merged again in PS using mask.

In general, I shot in A (aperture priority setting), making sure parts
of the image I need sharp are sharp
and use smallest possible exposure
and ISO to keep it sharp (+ some safety limit) unless
I got really plenty of light (it
almost never is for me :) ).
So I adjust in sequence: aperture,
exposure (+ - from auto in A setting),
then ISO from 100 and up.
This works for me, you may find difference scheme
working better for you. The great thing about D200 is that it allows to check
lifesize image for sharpness.
The rules I use for exposure won't apply for you since you got vibration reduction which I do not.

OR/WA are absolutely great. If you plan to hike in North Cascades I can recommend a book.

Best regards,
Marianna #4406937

Jim Britt 10/21/2008 7:41:20 AM

Beautiful HDR. Great job being featured here: http://www.betterphoto.com/snapshots.asp

Yours is #391 (scroll all the way to the bottom) which I don't see on there yet but will be soon probably. #6632332

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/21/2008 11:07:21 AM

Absolutely gorgeous SnapShot feature. Well done Marianna! #6633153

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Uploaded on 4/22/2007 7:29:14 AM

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Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera

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