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Zeppelin Ride Over Painted Ladies | by ScottHampton
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Zeppelin Ride Over Painted Ladies

I was hesitant to post this one because I cheated a little. I pasted in the Zeppelin because the original shot was too blurry due the exposure time. The Zeppelin you see here was copied from a shot I took a few frames before and then pasted over the blurry spot. The previous shot was sharp because I removed my ND grad filters (.9 +.6) so the exposure was faster. Unfortunately the Zeppelin wasn’t in a good position yet so I didn’t want to use that one. So when the Zeppelin did get into position I popped on my ND grads to help knock out some of the moonlight. Now here is where I wish I could say that it was on automatic exposure and I just forgot but that’s not quite true. It was on manual exposure and instead of spinning the F-stop dial I adjusted (increased) the exposure time. Guess I just got too excited and didn’t think about what I was doing. Needless to say, I was very disappointed!

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Taken on January 8, 2012