9- Taking pictures at sunset
...or, actually, trying my very best to do so
Official twilight time was at 17h51. All pictures were taken half an hour before with a smc DA* 60-250mm F4 [IF] SDM lens and are un-post-processed. I went up to iso1600.
This is La Défense
area, nicknamed the French Manhattan. While Manhattan has a very clear linear structure, La Défense is rather chaotic with curved avenues, multi-levels streets and endless tunnels.
Distance: ~ 2 km or 1 1/4 mi
17:29:18 f/4.0 1/400s iso1600 60.0 mm
17:29:11 f/4.0 1/200s iso1600 98.0 mm
17:29:14 f/5.6 1/60s iso1600 250.0 mm
Distance: ~ 20 m or 66 ft
17:23:00 f/5.6 1/80s iso1600 250.0 mm
17:33:09 f/5.6 1/40s iso800 250.0 mm
Unfortunately, all birds are not as quiet as the ducks. The seagulls were flying and fishing in the Seine river.
Distance: ~ 100 m or 330 ft
I know there're some ratios about distance, focal length and speed to take care about, otherwise result is blurred.
17:24:04 f/5.6 1/60s iso1600 250.0 mm
17:27:49 f/5.6 1/15s iso1600 250.0 mm
The birds are moving too fast for the camera speed
17:27:51 f/5.6 1/13s iso1600 250.0 mm
17:28:23 f/5.6 1/13s iso1600 250.0 mm
The positive aspect is the K-7 sensor catches every bit of light. Reality was much darker but the colors are consistent.
I hope those pictures could help you. Otherwise, give me some advice and tell me whether I should go sooner before twilight, use higher ISO, select faster speed or something else
I've only 360 shots with the K-7 so I need more time to climb the learning curve
Pentax K-5 + BG4 + DA* 16-50 + DA* 50-135 + DA* 60-250 + AF-540FGZreivilophotography.weebly.com