I considered cropping this to as a vertical image to push the eye down toward the glow from the light but ... I like it better this way.
This is the Nikon version of one of the images I captured with my iPhone 6 and the Slow Shutter app. I like the orange-red of the sky and how it is reflected off the water on the beach.
The image was shot my Nikon D5100 on a tripod at three exposures (-2/0/2) and combined in Photomatix Pro with the Natural preset to create an HDR.
I removed several sensor spots in Adobe Lightroom and then applied the Kodak Gold 100 Warm preset from VSCO Film 00 (grain to zero). I levelled the horizon and added a post-crop vignette by setting the amount to -21, midpoint to 0, and roundness to 51.
- Nikon D5100
- Tokina 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0
- Manfrotto tripod
- Hoya 0.9 ND filter
I drove down to Rodanthe Pier this morning. I was determined to get a shot of the pier in the early morning light of magic hour. I had my Nikon, my tripod, my neutral density filter.
But while waiting between frames, I placed my iPhone 6 in the side mount on my tripod. I mostly use it for controlling my camera when using the TriggerTrap software and dongle.
I took a few test shots using the Slow Shutter app set to a shutter speed of 60 seconds. I locked in the focus on the end of the pier and set the initial exposure but enabled auto exposure. I applied the Dramatic preset in Photogene 4.
I like the result. I hope the images I captured on my Nikon are as good. I think I understand why the compact camera market has declined.