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Various Sunset Images

No sunset is the same, it is different from each other, each sunset is unique and it produces a variety of colours, it gives many opportunities for photographers, and photographing sunset scenes are one of my favourite and since we live in small islands capturing sunsets aren’t that difficult at all, just need to look out and see whether it is going to be good day or not, here are some of the best sunset scenes that i have captured till date..

Reflective Sunset

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This was taken in Inguraidhoo, during low tide, some of the water are still left behind, it created some wonderful reflections, in order to make the colours more vivid i used a graduated density filter.

 

Red Sunset

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This image was captured about 10 minutes are the sunset, i used a graduated density filter to make the colours pop out.! Taken At Inguraidhoo..!!

 

Wake Board Rider & The Sunset

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I was shooting wake boarding shots with my friends during this day, this present the opportunity to keep the wake boarder ( Rafeeu Mohamed) in the foreground..! Taken Somewhere near Inguraidhoo..!!

 

Orange Ball & The Fishermen!

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This was taken during a fishing trip with friends, when it was near the sunset, i saw this small dingy traveling, i knew that it will soon cross the same path as the sun, lucky i my 70-300mm lens was mounted on my camera. I got ready and set my camera in to burst mode and fired about 8 frames and this one was just perfect!! Somewhere near Inguraidhoo

 

After the Sunset

This was about 15 minutes after the sunset, it was a 30 seconds exposure. I kept the camera on a steady place and i am very very pleased with how this image turned out. Taken at Ungoofaaru

(C)Mohamed Malik

 

Blood Red Sunset

I was in Alif Dhaal Mahibadhoo for a MOSS ( Maldives Open Source Society) workshop, when it was near sunset, we went to the beach, it never looked like it was going to be a good sunset, all of a sudden the sky became full of blood red colours, the sea was reflecting the colours aswell, this is one of the favourite sunset images..

(C)Mohamed Malik MOSS Seminar @ Alif Dhaal Mahibadhoo

 

 

Red Clouds

55mm isn’t wide enough, i was testing a friends nikon 55-200mm VR lens, during this time, and it seems liked it was a great sunset, this image actually consists of 5 images which were stitched using Hugin Panorama Creator.! Taken At Inguraidhoo

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Golden Sunset

Sunsets @ Raa Inguraidhoo, 27th October 2011 @ Thundi

It rained heavily a few hours before the sunset, which produced very nice golden tones, the fact that the small boat traveled near my location added more to this image. Taken At Inguraidhoo

 

Fishermen In The Sunset

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This image was taken at R. Rasgetheem, to make the orange colours more i used a graduated density orange filter.

 

Macro Photography with Extension Tubes

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For those of us who can’t afford to spend a few hundred dollars on a dedicated 1:1 macro lens, then one of the best solution is the use of macro extention tubes. I paid a relatively low price for an Auto – Focus capable macro extention tube which can be used in any Nikon camera, and for the time being I’m very happy about the results, that I have been able to get.

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Here is my current setup

—- Nikon D7000

—- Nikon 50mm F1.8D

—- macro extention tubes 12mm, 20mm & 36mm ( $40, from ebay)

—- a built in flash diffuser ( $5)

 

This combination give the magnification that I have calculated below

12+20+36 = 68mm

50mm * 1.5 ( cause D7000 has a cropped sensor ) = 75mm

It Gives Me Magnification Of 1.99 when all three tubes are used

 

However there are few things that you need to be aware of when using such a setup like this…

—- the view finder is very dark

—- when using all three tubes the camera hunts for AF

 

Here are a few tips

— set metering to spot

—- use single point AF

— use the centre AF point for precision

— switch OFF auto focus & focus manually.

Here are some sample images that I have captured…! Most of the images are 16mp, uncropped images….!

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