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!
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.