Sunset over Soybeans

Sunset over Soybeans

The setting sun created a beautiful golden glow over the field of soybeans and the end of an old prairie road. ISO 250 – f/22 – 1/20s – 25mm – Tripod – Single Exposure Canon EOS 5D Mark2 Body and Canon EF 17-40 L USM Lens with Formatt Hitech Filters 2 Stop Reverse Grad ND Filter and 2 Stop Soft Edge Grad ND Filter. Photographed in Barnes County, North Dakota on 10-6-2014 at 6:30 PM I am very proud of this photo, It won “Photo of the Day” 10-17-2014 on CaptureDakota.com...
Sunset over Soybeans II

Sunset over Soybeans II

Everyone seemed to enjoy the Sunset Photo which I posted yesterday, so I decided to share a followup. This image with a different composition was taken about 5 minutes after the previous photo. Please leave a comment and let me know which one you enjoy looking at the most! The setting sun created a beautiful golden glow over the field of soybeans and the end of an old prairie road. ISO 250 – f/22 – 1/20s – 17mm – Tripod – Single Exposure Canon EOS 5D Mark2 Body and Canon EF 17-40 L USM Lens with Formatt Hitech Filters 2 Stop Reverse Grad ND Filter and 2 Stop Soft Edge Grad ND Filter. Photographed in Barnes County, North Dakota on 10-6-2014 at 6:30...
Minnesota Sunset

Minnesota Sunset

I spent the evening watching the sunset from Mounds Park in St. Paul, Minnesota. The flowers in the foreground seemed to compliment the color of the sunset nicely I thought. To create this image I used several different Neutral Density Filters to help balance out the sky and foreground. I used a 100mm Formatt-Hitech filter holder, 2 stop reverse grad ND and 2 stop soft edge grad ND. ISO 200 – f/11 – 15 sec – 21mm – Tripod – Single Exposure Canon EOS 5D MkII Camera Body and Canon EF 17-40 f/4L Lens with Formatt Hitech Filters Photographed in St. Paul, Minnesota on 8-7-2014 at 8:30...
Clouds over Minneapolis

Clouds over Minneapolis

The clouds were providing a very ominous background to the city skyline yesterday until the sun went down and then turned into quite a spectacular display of colors. I used a 2 Stop Graduated ND filter to balance the sky and a 3 Stop ND filter and allowing me to get an exposure time of 25 seconds. The long exposure time creates the smooth texture on the water which also helps to illustrate the movement of the river. Single Exposure – ISO 50 – f/22 – 25.0s – 28mm Canon EOS 5D MkII Body and Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 Lens. Photographed in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 7-3-2014 at 8:00...
Sunset Over St. Anthony Falls

Sunset Over St. Anthony Falls

Viewed from the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis the Sunset over St. Anthony Falls was very interesting yesterday. By using the multiple shot HDR technique I was able to capture the details of the buildings and bridge, made difficult by the setting sun behind them. Also the details of the clouds and the bright sun were all preserved to create this dramatic view of the waterfall at sunset. 3 Shot HDR with exposure times of 1/200s, 1/800s, 1/50s – ISO 400 – f/16 – 40mm Canon EOS 5D MkII Body and Canon EF 17-40 f/4L Lens. Photographed in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 6-27-2014 at 7:30...