Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn by Yoshihiko Wada on 500px

Photograph Breaking Dawn by Yoshihiko Wada on 500px

D7000, DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED, 120sec. f8, ios100,11mm with hoya 10 stops

When it comes to the landmark of San Francisco, Golden gate bridge is the most popular, right?  I love the bridge, of course, and visit there every time I visit S.F. of course.

Shallow Night by Yoshihiko Wada on 500px

Photograph Shallow Night by Yoshihiko Wada on 500px

Shooting at Marshall beach, D600,16-35

However, my favorite one is another bridge: Oakland bay bridge.

Since I’ve just finished my”Black and White fine art Style” of the Oakland bay bridge, I’d like to take a look back the beautiful bridge  for whom haven’t visited there yet.

○Long exposure at the sunrise

Not having any rehearsal, I arrived there pretty much before the sunrise.

Illuminated Oakland bay bridge at night

It was still dark and the bridge was illuminated with the lights.

After a scouting for searching the best composition,   I settled  and starts to shoot the long exposure.

This was the my first try.

123 sec .at f/10, iso 100, 11mm with 9 stops ND filter

123 sec .at f/10, iso 100, 11mm with 9 stops  D7000, DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

It looked dark, and the histogram like this. You can see that the highlight area has more room.

histgrama_test1

the shadow area was too dark and it had more room for the highlight.

I changed the aperture from f10 to f8 before the second shot. exposure time was almost the same, 120 seconds.

raw_bdawn

120 sec .at f/8, iso 100, 11mm with 10 stops

Looks better! and the histogram:

histgrama_bdawn_raw

Still the shadow looked dark but the highlight got improved.

This was the color image of the raw adjusted with Lightroom.

BreakingDawn_color Long exposure before the sunrise is a bit tricky since the constant shift of the light condition.
You can’t rely on the calculated time by app. In my experience,  you’d better to shorten the calculated time around 30 seconds or so if the aperture remain the same.

After the sunrise the harbor was totally full of light,

baybridge_HDR1

HDR with Lightroom 6 “Photo merge to HDR “

I tried to shoot some lxp shot, but they all were went bad.

The sun light is so strong that your shot must have the spot of brown out.

“It’s never too late” is not the word for shooting at the sunrise.

It’s too late to start long exposure after the sun goes up fully.

(I’m saying not for a daytime long exposure. It’ another story)

You should have well prepared before the show starts.

After press the shatter the only thing you do is just listen the sound of waves.

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