Canon 7D 10-20mm F4.0
ISO400 Exposure of 20 Sec
Instead of going out looking for animals I went to the front of the lodge and spent a good 4 hours after dark photographing the front of Nkurru. I was quite surprised by the outcome. Even though the lights of Gaborone was to my north and I was facing South west the gloom of Gaborone still shows. What is great about Nkurru is that we are nestled in a small Tambotie forest. The 4 hours out last night was great fun except for all the mosquitos. As I was shooting and concentrating two white rhino’s crept up on for me in the dark for a quick drink, I only realized they were there when it was too late to run away, shows you how silently those animals can move around. Luckily they weren’t interested in me at all.
Canon 7D 10-20mm
F22 ISO640 Exposure of 305sec.
This shot is nice but too dark. In shots like this you want to see some outlines with a bit of a lighter back ground to enhance your subject.
What you need for long exposure shots :
- DSLR with wide angle lens
- Remote switch for camera
Settings I used :
- Manual so you can shoot up to 30sec. exposures
- ISO 200-2000 ( Don’t be scared of High ISO’s )
- High F-stop gives you the starburst look of the lights
- Bulb setting if I want to do long exposures of more then 30 Sec.
ISO 200 F 8,0 Exposure of 150sec.
In this image I tried to create some movements in the clouds above the lodge , for that effect I left my shutter open for longer at a lower ISO to create more movement in the sky.
Well from tomorrow we are getting new guests in for the week. Have a great weekend and catch up on Monday again.