Friday, November 19, 2010

Skywatch-Marina Del Rey

Skywatch-Marina Del Rey

Since I haven’t done a Skywatch Friday in a long time I thought I would show these two shots from Marina Del Rey. When in Los Angeles this is the area we usually stay in. All the boats are fascinating and it is easy to get to other places around town or the airport.

While in California this last time I was experimenting with a cheap neutral density filter that was purchased a long time ago but never used. Part of the reason it was brought along on this trip was for lens protection although with the 60mm/2.8 Nikon lens it isn’t really necessary since the front elements are recessed quite a bit from the outside edge of the front of the lens. The filter worked really well giving great color with just a hint of lost sharpness. The only problem was it was more apt to underexposure, which is kind of my Achilles heel of photography. I will be looking into purchasing a higher quality model.

The first photo was taken from our tenth floor balcony right after sunset and the second one was shot at dock level along the walkway.

Marina Del Rey, California from Wikipedia

Skywatch Friday

Neutral Density Filter from Michigan Tech


eileeninmd said...

Beautiful sunset and scene. The first shot is my favorite.

melocoton said...

really nice photo! greetings from barcelona.