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

    www.flickr.com/groups/cv40/
  • 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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