Brazil – Day 1

I just finished my first day in Brazil.  After landing this morning in Rio de Janeiro, I took a four-and-a-half hour bus ride to the city of Macae.  Shooting through the filthy and dark-tinted windows of the bus made getting a decent shot quite the challenge!  The D600 and 50mm f/1.4 handled the high ISO that was required to keep the shutter speed over 1/1000 second to freeze all the motion generated by the bus.  I’m going to try to post photos each day – time and bandwidth permitting.  One way or another I’ll get all of these up on the site.  I hope you enjoy looking at them as they show up!

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Technical Details:

Nikon D600 w/ Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-D lens.  Exposure: f/2 @ 1/1500 sec, ISO – 360 – Manual Mode but with Auto ISO.  I didn’t want to use Shutter Priority because the camera would have opened the lens up to f/1.4 before it would start to raise the ISO.  In this case, I didn’t mind the ISO increasing so long as I could stop the aperture down just a smidge.  This improved depth of field and corner-to-corner sharpness.  If I hadn’t been shooting from a moving bus, I would have much preferred Aperture Priority or Manual everything so that I could have f/11 and ISO 100.  Just goes to show that even when we have to make a compromise, it still can result in pleasing images.  Photography is all about compromises.

One thought on “Brazil – Day 1

  1. Just beautiful! I can’t wait to see more and more, Hun! I can’t believe this came out of a filthy van window! Just amazing~


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