East River Sunrise 2

Posted by Yonatan (New York, United States) on 26 August 2011 in Cityscape & Urban.

Just before the sun rises above the horizon...

For this shot I attempted to bring out the color and vibrancy of the foreground flowers. I used a Cokin filter system with two graduated neutral density filters in order to hold back the bright sky and balance the exposure with the much darker foreground. In order to keep much of the scene in focus, I stopped my aperture down to f/16 and had to bump my ISO up in order to get a short enough shutter speed to freeze the flowers which were swaying in the morning breeze.

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Olympus E-5
1/3 second
ISO 800
34 mm (35mm equiv.)

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