Today I’ve got two very similar images, as always these days shot with the Sigma 70/2.8 macro. Both profit from the compression of the lens and from the fact that I have chosen a flat angle on a bend in the rails.
The one to the right was major work in post-processing, because while shooting, I had already given up on it. For this view I had to stand in the middle of the street, something that I was able to do every couple of minutes for maybe 30 seconds. Normally I am quite patient, but in this case it was freezing cold, and when the third attempt ended with a person in the right place, but a car in the wrong one, I gave up. Finally at home, I found out that I didn’t have so many usable images, and I decided to tackle this and take the car out.
This is ISO 1800 and f2.8 at 1/100s, but actually it looked much worse, because the image was severely underexposed. Oh well, never forget to reset exposure compensation 🙂
The Image of the Day was shot some minutes later, with f2.8 as well, but now at ISO 3200 and 1/80s. ISO 3200 is my current setting for maximum ISO and with this lens I set minimum speed at 1/100s. In this case the light had not sufficed, thus the camera had given in on shutter speed. And all that is fully automatic. Marvelous!