October 18th, 2009
Continuing the Nick-attempts-sunset-photos series, here are a few pictures I took from the plane back from Oslo this evening. (More blogging of this to follow.)
This is a cropped but otherwise unmodified picture from the window. The glass was a bit dirty unfortunately.
This was taken slightly later, but I’ve used the “auto levels” tool in Digikam. I don’t think it really looked like this, but I like the effect.
This one’s using a red filter (option on the camera). Looks nice but unrealistic.
I really like the way the clouds look blurry like a painting. Was very pretty to watch.
September 28th, 2009
Tried again to take photo of sunset. Found a low-light mode on the camera and fiddle with some settings. Much better this time!
Admittedly I cheated a bit and used the GIMP to remove a few artefacts from the foreground.
September 18th, 2009
I can see some lovely sunsets from the window here, but my attempts to take photos of them have been a bit of a failure. If I leave the automatic settings on it comes out either very bright or very dark, but generally fail. Experiment! Set the ISO setting very high and made these:
Lots of noise though, and Digikam’s de-noising algorithm, after churning away for a good 30 seconds makes absolutely no difference at all. Hmm.
July 13th, 2009
It was a really nice evening yesterday. Went up on the hill near my parents’ house to take some pictures. I think they came out quite well!