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Artikel-Schlagworte: „Indonesia“

Landscape shots

A friend once asked me why his landscape shots always have a burnt out sky while others don’t have this. I told him that the others use a simple trick, they use Gradual Neutral Density filters (GND). The GND allows to reduce partially the amount of light.  Unlike a Neutral Density (ND) filter, it doesn’t reduce the overall amount of light to enable a longer expsoure. When you look at a GND filter, you will realize that it starts dark and get lighter towards the middle of the filter. And there are filters with a soft or hard graduation. The shot below was taken with a Canon EOS 400D with the Canon EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and a HI-Tech GND 0.9 filter.

The famous rice terraces in Ubud - ©2010 Robert Traut

The famous rice terraces in Ubud – ©2010 Robert Traut


Vacation…. Always a good opportunity to take some nice pictures. Especially, when you have the luck to travel with guide who is a good photographer, too. And although I know that I will never be a serious competitor to Jessy, I was lucky to learn from her. This shot was taken at Echo Beach, Bali, Indonesia. Hanging out at the Cafe Sol (now it has a different name, I think it is Cafe Europa or so), we were waiting for the sunset.

Sunset at Echo Beach

Sunset at Echo Beach