Dusk Amusement

© Aimee C. Eisaman

Dusk Amusement

Uploaded: September 20, 2012


F/16 1/6sec ISO-800 105mm

While at the beach with my huband I wanted nothing more than 1 pretty shot to remember the trip by. Since he isn't into photography I limited my camera carrying/shuttering around. Well this evening I decided to take my D700 down to the water and see if I could play with slow shutter speeds and the waves. By the time we got down there it was way to dark for that sort of thing, but I turned around and there was this glowing roller coaster off the boardwalk. Didn't trust myself to change my 105mm lens on the beach in the dim light so we got as close as we dare trust the surf so I could fit it all in the frame. My husband held my broken tripod level while I gave it my all. Ended up with a ton of black beach on the bottom of the shot. I started solving that with a pano crop, but then the idea hit me to create a reflection to fill the rest of the frame. Looking to have this printed and framed soon to hang in our dinning room! :~)

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/6 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700


Dale Hardin September 20, 2012

Superb. Lovely tones, excellent compostion and super reflection. What's not to like? #1487449

Gloria Matyszyk level-addict September 20, 2012

Great shot! That reflection is super. #10330708

Ken Beatty September 20, 2012

Very Nice! The 700 is a full Frame RIght? I think that's why the detail is awesome with lower light levels. #10330815

Aimee C. Eisaman September 20, 2012

Thanks so much Dale...I worked hard to make this one just right...couldn't have done without you and my Phellos! :~)

Thank you Gloria...wish the reflection was real. Would have been a pretty view, but I'd be lying if I said it were so. I created it in CS5. :~)

:~) Thanks Kenneth! Yes the 700 is full frame and does take fantastic low light images. I owned a D90 prior and it was well worth the upgrade. #10330847

Dayna Cain level-classic September 20, 2012

I agree with Dale. What's not to like? This is fantastic! #10330887

Ken Beatty September 20, 2012

I'm toying with the thought of getting the new D600... #10330897

Aimee C. Eisaman September 20, 2012

Appreciate your kind comments Dayna! :~)

D600? O jeeze I'm so far behind in technology I haven't even read anything about it. But alas I'm a mother of 3 young boys and on a budget so the D700 will have to get me thru the next ____ years. #10330971

Joannie Bertucci level-classic September 20, 2012

Absolutely outstanding work Aimee! A delightful, surprising image! #10331190

Mark Seiter level-deluxe September 21, 2012

beautiful shot Aimee......this will look awesome on your wall #10331633

David M. Montero September 21, 2012

Excellent capture and work Aimee!!! #10331637

Aimee C. Eisaman September 21, 2012

:~) Thank you so very much Joannie, Mark, and Dave! I sure do hope it looks nice when printed as a 20X24...always get nervous when having prints made that big. Alot of money to spend if it turns out bad! lol I really do need to get in the habit of having more of my work printed because it's so rewarding ya know? #10331719

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