We are into the rainy season now, but towards the end of the day it can suddenly fine up and the sky can produce some magic colors. I took this shot a few days ago after the rain was clearing. I liked the mist cloud sitting in the base of one of the mountains. I only had my 50mm lens on the camera so the photo turned out to be more of the river and sky than of the mist in the mountains, but it is still a nice reminder of the evening sunset following the rain.
Another really beautiful photo. Do you always have a tripod on you or how can you get sharp photos with effects like that?
I dont use a tripod although it would be a good idea. My photos are normally snaps rather than preplanned sites waiting for the right moment. They are more of inspiration shots rather than planned ones. The camera is a Nikon D700 which lets me take low light photos at ISO200 most of the time. That way the detail is maintained without a lot of noise. The lens I have here is my favorite one for walking around. It is a Sigma 50mm and goes down to f1.4. I took this photo as a RAW image and a JPEG at the same time. The camera processes the JPEG automatically. I convert the RAW to a JPEG later.
Thanks for all the info. With all that you have listed you still won’t get that color effect, though. Do you use a special filter, HDR or use Photoshop afterwards? 🙂 When it comes to photography I’m still a beginner and I’m trying to figure out how I could get an effect like that. I’m using a Pentax Kx and the standard lense that came with it for now. I sometimes have a tripod with me for night or cave shots.
I am using Photomatix to work with the RAW image to get an HDR effect
I see, thanks! 😀
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I felt the color is very nice indeed. And the place is Kamo river; a nice setting. A rainy season, the time of the sunset; you are like Japanese or maybe more. Kyoto is fit for rain shower every time. I want to go there again, but it’s a little far from Tokyo. By car; no. Shinkansen, expensive, Oh, no.
Thanks. Yes, it is not cheap to travel in Japan is it? It is almost cheaper to go overseas. What a shame. Japan has some great places to visit. I hope you get a chance to come to Kyoto soon