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Today’s images

I had read that daytime live composite shots were possible on the PEN-F, in addition to the nighttime shots (which let you capture star trails), so I tried it out today. Because the minimum shutter speed for each frame is 0.5 seconds and the smallest aperture is f8, I needed to use an ND filter to compensate for the abundant daylight, but thankfully the one I had did the trick. Since there are no stars out in the daytime, what you can capture are cloud movements, and what you get are some pretty amazing photos, the sort of which I wasn’t able to capture before. You’ll be able to appreciate the difference once you look at a normal photo of the sky and clouds (see below). The same sky captured with Live Composite looks amazing! I’ve also included photos of a couple of our cats, a few spring flowers and the waning moon. Enjoy!

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The dawn sky

Can you think of a better reward for getting up early than the dawn sky?

Or how about this one?

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Cloudy – the cartoon

This is a super-happy cartoon about the life of clouds. It’ll perk you right up! 🙂

Created by Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. Animation by Matías Fernández. Music by Norman Bambi.

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A sunset to remember

Back in 2006, when I got serious about photography, we went up to the roof of our apartment building and were rewarded with a beautiful evening sky and sunset. You know how it is, you always remember the first time, it seems more magical somehow, and this time it was no different. The sky and the sun looked gorgeous.

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The Unseen Sea

A lovely timescape (time lapse) video by Simon Christen, featuring photographs taken over the course of a year in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like the soundtrack, too.

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Munich's New City Hall VI

I'm using "new" in a relative sense here, since it's several centuries old. The fantastic city hall tower contains the famous Rathaus-Glockenspiel. We see it here from below, looking up toward the top.

I'm using "new" in a relative sense here, since it's several centuries old. The fantastic city hall tower contains the famous Rathaus-Glockenspiel. We see it here from below, looking up toward the top.

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Days like these

Days like these

Clouds form unusual shapes at dusk. Taken in North Bethesda, MD, USA.

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Watercolor dawn

Dawn, as seen from our terrace in the early hours of the morning. Taken in North Bethesda, MD, USA.

Dawn, as seen from our terrace in the early hours of the morning. Taken in North Bethesda, MD, USA.

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A particularly gloomy night

A night in recent memory featured an almost-full moon and gloomy skies. I took photos. It looked like something out of a scary movie. I used the digital zoom on my camera in order to get closer to the moon, and this means some of the photos aren’t as clear as they should be. Still, I think they’re interesting.

Photos taken in North Bethesda, MD.

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The evening sky tonight was amazing

It’s raining softly now. About 20 minutes ago, the sky looked like this. Simply amazing. I live in North Bethesda, MD. If you live in the area, maybe you saw it too.

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