Cruise Ship at Port of Miami

Cruise ship Carnival Valor, on its way out of the Port of Miami. Nikon D200, Nikkor 24 - 50mm F3.3- 4.5 D.

  • Basha 6y

    great capture
  • Mig Rodz 6y

    thanks bhashasy
  • mikemendoza 6y

    Perfect capture!

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  • Michael Wayne Cole 6y

    Yesterday when I was passing that line of cruise ships next to I-395, I was thinking about where I could stop the car to photograph them. But I realized that isn't really possible traveling west.
  • Mig Rodz 6y

    Thanks mikemendoza
  • Mig Rodz 6y

    My Little Photo, the best way is to go to Watson Island and park south of the Island, parallel to the Port of Miami.
  • kenrosz 6y

    Beautiful shot Mig... lots of tonal range... is this another multi-exposure?
  • Mig Rodz 6y

    Hello Kenneth, yes, 2 shots using Nikon 24 - 50mm lens with a Hoya PRO Multi-coated UV plust a B+W ND filter. Camera was on a mono pod. Lucky shot since the ship was moving very slowly, just recovering from doing a 360 turn toward open water.
  • kenrosz 6y

    I'm so impressed with the results you get on these multiple exposures... I have tried some HDR stuff in post, but the fact that you are making these photographs in camera is just amazing. I'm definitely going to try this.
  • Mig Rodz 6y

    thanks Kenneth, I see you have a D700 also. Try with a static object and good light. Set your camera to Multi Exposure at 5 and set Auto Gain to ON. Use a tripod and if you have a remote control use it and you will be happy with the results. I also have both my D200 and D700 set to Vivid, Adobe RGB however, I have seen more saturated dynamic results using vivid, SRGB and large Jpg. Now calculating your exposure is another important element, I do not have a definitive formula, it varies a lot. Some times I use a hand held Sekonic light meter. Let me know how it goes, you might find out that most of the time your photos will turn a little dark. A sharp lens will help too, I use very sharp Nikkor full manual AI and AI-S lenses with my D700. The Nikon AF 50mm F1.8 D is a very good lens, sharp and inexpensive, so I recommend it.
  • kenrosz 6y

    Wow Mig, thanks so much for the tips... I most certainly will give this a try. I have everything you mention (tripod, remote release), except for the light meter... and I usually shoot raw... that will work right? Lens-wise I have both the 50mm f/1.8D and f/1.4G, so I'm covered there too. When I try, I'll be sure to post the results. Thanks!!
  • Mig Rodz 6y

    Kenneth, if you like your 50mm lenses, you should take a look at the Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron Aspherical lens. It is fully manual however it has a CPU like any other Nikon AF lens. I have one on my D700 all the time, it is beautiful and it is very sharp. See the results from other flickr members with this lens, check it out here
  • Roberto Bowyer 6y

    great shot my friend
  • Mig Rodz 6y

    thanks Rober1000x
  • LizAlonso 6y

    Very nice use of the wide angle!! Love the perspective.
  • Stephen Gum 6y

    This is a really excellent picture.
    I have been in the Cruise Business for some time.
    People really Love this ship for some reason.
    I have booked many people on it.

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