From the monthly archives: "May 2012"

Hello folks,

Yesterday, hummm, what a day, a lot about this Supermoon, of course I don’t want to be alone at home watching Nat Geo Channel, so grabbed my gear and head out for photography. the Location, just a place close to home, over the neighbor city of St. Petersburg, when arriving to the place, just got amazed with the number of people were waiting for the Event!.

We waited for about 25 mins, and then the Moon, so majestic and red/orange over the horizon, I started shooting, the shootout lasted for around 2 hours, mosquitoes were killing me but after all, you just prevail there for a good photo.

I am very happy with this photo, the blue hour and the warm color of the Moon make the perfect combination, another point to mention, I did plan this shoot in advanced, deciding what location and knowing the time and azimuth where the moon going to rise. Continue Reading

Here are a few tips that will help you next time you want to photograph this fun ball of cheese:

Even if you missed the “super” close moon, these tips will help you with any photography in the sky, especially at night.

  1. Use a tripod. For all those who said you should use a tripod, some questioned why or said they had taken pictures of the moon without one.  The reason for using a tripod is simple.  Ideally you want to use a shutter speed that is at least 2x your focal length.  But with most people using zoom lenses of 200mm to 300mm, you would be best with speeds of 1/400-1/600+. Based on the math, this wasn’t super likely. So for sharper images, a tripod can help.
  2. Use a remote shutter release or even mirror lock up. If you do this, there is less chance of camera shake from when you press the shutter button or when the mirror flips. Continue Reading

Hello there;

Today wanna share with you a classic, and one of my all time favorite, the Nikkormat FT 1965, here some facts:

  • Nikon SLR for the masses
  • $270 with f2 lens in 1965 ($1869 in 2010 dollars)

The 1965 Nikkormat FT was Nikon’s second attempt at a less-expensive body that could take F lenses; the first was the 1962 Nikkorex F (shown in this post).

The Nikkormat FT was priced at $270 with an f2 lens, which was around $70 less than a Nikon F with the same lens. (Today $70 doesn’t seem like much, but it was equivalent to about $480 in 2009 dollars.) Interestingly, the FT had mirror lock-up, which meant that it really could take all the Nikkor lenses, even the fisheye whose rear element extended into the mirror’s path. This was important if it was to serve as a second body to a Nikon F.

The “T” in FT stood for TTL, or through-the-lens, just as it did in Photomic T, the TTL finder for the Nikon F. Continue Reading

Hello there,

One paragraph post!, just reminding myself I have to get back to St Pete for some photos!

Cesar Out!

Note: Photo taken with Nikon D300 using Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 on Lexar Pro UDMA Digital Film