Live Oak on a Hill

Live Oak on a HillLive Oak on a Hill – Las Virgenes Canyon, Calabasas, California, USA

copyright 2012 O. Bisogno Scotti  All Rights Reserved.

Nikon D3 DSLR, AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 mm f/2.8D ED, Manfrotto 3221 with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable, exposure: f/22.0, 1/50 sec., ISO 200, exposure index -.67, exposure program: aperture priority, focal length: 200 mm, White Balance: Auto, mirror lock up, processing: Photoshop CS6, Adobe Camera RAW 7, Adobe HDR Pro.


11 thoughts on “Live Oak on a Hill

  1. I just love the vibrant colours here, the sky looks incredible. What an awesome vista!
    The oak really stands out against the blueness of the sky but also the brush around it is so devoid of colour it makes the oak richer in contrast.

    You have made my day! Maybe even my week with this scene!

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    • I’m glad you asked this question. For some reason, I have not mentioned mirror up mode although it was employed in the capture of every image on Blog-Bisogno taken with a tripod. Until the recent wave of mirrorless SLR cameras, all SLR (single lens reflex) and DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras used a pentaprism. This is a mirror located between the lens and shutter that deviates all light rays to the viewfinder for framing the image. When the shutter is tripped, the mirror pops up out of the way so all light rays coming through the lens are directed to the shutter to expose the film (SLR) or be captured by the sensor (DSLR). One caveat of this system is that when the mirror pops up, it creates vibration and vibration creates blur. This is where mirror up mode comes in. With mirror up mode, the image is composed in the viewfinder and then the mirror is locked in the up position. When vibration subsides, the shutter is tripped with an electronic cable release (in my case, a Nikon MC-20).

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