Friday, September 5, 2014

Sunset over the Indian Ocean

Sunset over the Indian Ocean
Sunset from the deck of a ship is undoubtedly magnificent to watch but capturing the beautiful moment with a basic point and shoot camera can be quite a challenging affair. The low light situation adds up to the pendulous motion of your ship and you keep on getting blurry shots. If you shoot up the ISO, shutter speed increases but it gives you shots too grainy to be acceptable! It is the combination of three factors: waves' mercy, your luck and off course your repetitive attempts that can help you getting few splendid sunset shot shots over the Indian Ocean. 

14 comments:

  1. Excellent pic and more excellent description. Thanks for clarifying the ISO part

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    1. I'm glad to find your interest in this field... thanks a lot Datta :)

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  2. Lovely snap...I couldn't understood any of the Greek that followed after the Sunset.

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    1. Thanks Pankti...
      Would you please quote what exactly went above your head, so that I might get an opportunity to simplify it for you?

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    2. " If you shoot up the ISO, shutter speed increases but it gives you shots too grainy to be acceptable! ".....what's ISO? :/

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    3. In simple words, ISO is the sensitivity of your camera sensor towards light. So, ISO numbers like 80,100,200,400 and so on, are quantification of that sensitivity. If the available light is less you need to up the ISO number. Problem in a point and shoot camera is, as you increase the ISO, images get grainy and loss of details are marked in an attempt to make it appear minimum grainy. This grainy things in a photo are called 'Noise'.... is it clear Pankti? Do you need more details or is it enough for now? :)

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  3. Sunsets have a charm of their own and one on the sea just makes it so surreal. My most favourite moment is sunset on a brach. This puc brought some memories and nostalgia

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  4. Oops spelling mistakes! This is what happens when you type from a mobile. I meamt sunset on a beach.

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    1. Yes Gitanjali... I badly hate auto-correction from my gadgets... Sigh!
      The 5-7 minutes window period just after the sun slips down the horizon is perfect time for a photographer, to catch magical colors of the amazing post-sunset sky :-)

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