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'Melody' with Setting Sun | by aksoykaan1
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'Melody' with Setting Sun

I introduce you the tanker ship "Melody".


I had the opportunity to take its shot with the setting sun by Canon 6D fitted with MC Rubinar 10/1000 super telephoto mirror lens.


Using a manual lens with 1000mm focal length is really a challange. I hoped that it would be rather easy due its its fixed and narrow aperture of f/10. However it revealed out that it requires a quite good effort to focus with a 1000mm lens.

Meanwhile such narrow aperture forces rather slow shutter speeds like 1/100s or 1/200s for such a super telephoto lens without image stabilization.


This photograph is post-processed via Lightroom CC. The tone curve is set to 'strong contrast'. There are a bit of minor adjustments as well.

Considering that this ship was about 2 to 2,5 km away, the result is impressive... It is impressive as least at the first attempt. I hope that there would be better results with more practice.



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Taken on March 4, 2017