Night shot of a Nanjing street

It couldn’t be helped.
The colors!

  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Taken: 4 January, 2012
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 30s


HDR Nanjing


Dreamy city (effect made possible by lots of pollution)

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Taken: 3 January, 2012
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/6s


Huawei Mansion


  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Taken: 3 January, 2012
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

More pics to come soon, all pics will be upped when I get home.


Phew, Photos

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  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Taken: 18 November, 2011
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s

Also, the alcohol and photos is not necessarily the order.



  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Taken: 2 December, 2011
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s



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HDR – an Aperture study.

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So, very simple. I took the exact same set of -2, 0, +2 exposure (A-lock) pictures and used the exact same settings to photoshop-auto-merge into HDR. This is (in my opinion) a decent study of HDR and aperture settings. I wanted to do way more, but it was unseasonably cold and I called it quits after only a few shots (12 to be exact, with 3 focal screw ups)
I am definitely going to find a better composition and repeat this experiment but with ISO as well. A true full factorial experimental design. Maybe if I can, I’ll paste in a poll and get feedback and figure out statistically what affects general appeal, and the weight of which each factor carries.


  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Taken: 17 November, 2011
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s


  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Taken: 17 November, 2011
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Taken: 17 November, 2011
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/3s


HDR play time

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I’ve never shot HDR before. I KNOW RIGHT?! Knowing my loud, highly contrasting, and vibrant personality it seems HDR is my style, but truth be told photogoraphy wise I’m a big fan of nature stuff. I probably get that from my uncle. He’s my touchstone. His website is http://www.williamneill.com/ and you should DEFINITELY look at his stuff if you like any kind of photography, and especially if you like nature photography. He recently posted an HDR picture (that absolutely shatters mine in terms of quality, composition, and everything ever possible) on his photoblog, and I thought I’d give HDR a try. Since I decided all this at around 6PM, and the sun sets on the east coast in the winter right after I get out of work I had to go indoors. This is my dining room and living room, I like the effect a lot, but I actually prefer the original more.

  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/2s


I played around with some of the settings, primarily the gamma. It’s definitely unique, and hard to recreate elsewhere. I did also use photoshop’s HDR conversion, which I’m sure I’d get condemned for. A lot of reading on the topic says Photoshop’s filter just does not compare to others but I did not want to spend money on something when I did not fully understand it. Maybe I’ll give it a go again and try other shots, get a little better at choosing the area and composition and playing with levels, then I’ll give buying a dedicated software component another thought.


11-11-11 photo dump

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Some pics from the last month. Things worth noting: I just got a new macro pack, and a 50mm prime. Expect lots of blurry stuff.
Click the images for larger versions. Presumably if you’re interested in more exif information, you know how to extract it. It’s all in there if you open it up in say Photoshop.

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Chris (#2)

  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3000
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/8s



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SA500

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Words cannot describe the sheer level of awesome that this career fair contains. First of all, it’s on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Pardon my french, but shit balls! That was amazing on its own!! If I got absolutely no leads whatsoever, it would still have been an amazing event, and let me tell you why!

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New Camera! New Lens!

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I got a Nikon D3000, but most of my friends know this. I just got a telephoto lens in the mail and snapped a whole bunch of pictures. These are the results from the some-odd 150 pictures I snapped while at work (and then some at home)

I suck at photography. Please feel free to critique me below.

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