Bubble level

Every time I post a behind the scenes photo, with my camera in it, I get the exact same question: “What is that green cube on your camera?”. Once, it even happened, that after I finished shooting, I went to a restaurant, place my camera on the table, and even the waitress asked me what the green cube was :). So for those that still don’t know what it is, it’s a 3-way bubble level. As my camera is older and it does not have a level function, I use this to keep my photos nice a leveled.

In reality I don’t look at it that much, as with years of practice I get most of my photos leveled, it’s still great, so I am sure all the time. It’s a very cheap piece of equipment (you can find it under 5 USD on eBay if you buy it from China) and it will make you photos much better.

One autumn sunset

I just love sunset colors. And what is even better is to have them doubled by a nice reflection. As I stated many times before, the Kuchajda lake is great for this, as it’s very calm most of the time. Like a natures mirror.

This photo Is a manual blend from 3 exposures. I took 5, but had no need for the +2 and -2EV. Actually all I did was to start with the -1EV, as I liked the sky on that one, and brightened the middle are from the other two exposures. After that I only tweaked mostly detail, colors and contrast. Recently I try to go towards fewer edits on my photos. If I no longer can see all the layers in the list without scrolling, I feel like I have overdone a photo.
One autumn sunset

Technique: Manual blending
Number of exposures: 3, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8
Focal length: 32mm, Aperture: 5, Middle exposure time: 2s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes

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