Category Archives: Landscapes

Simi Valley, CA photos

Simi Valley photos. Simi Valley is in Ventura county and borders with Los Angeles county. It is home for President Ronald Reagan’s Library. It houses real Air Force 1 plane that was used by President Reagan and some other US Presidents.

Simi Valley is nested in mountains. It is a beautiful valley.

Simple Tip for Moon Photos

When you take a photo of Moon with most cameras, your image will look like the one below. You might have seen nice photos of Moon by other photographers so you will blame your camera or yourself for bad photo you got.
Let me tell you that it is very easy to take beautiful moon photos with any high zoom camera.

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Click on SetUp options on your camera and find out Metering set up. It may come up as Metering mode. It will have few entries like Evaluative/Matrix/Intelligent, Center-weighted and Spot. Most cameras by default have the first value. They are set in intelligent/Evaluative/Matrix setting. In this mode, the camera try to be intelligent and measures light in the whole scene. As most sky is dark, the camera gets into thinking that the frame is dark so it tries to get in more light. This causes the Moon to be washed out.

Set camera metering mode to Spot (icon with a dot in the center). Then keep the moon in the center so camera will meter light off of the Moon. This will make camera think that there is good amount of light so it will try take in less light. The result will be a stunning photo of the moon, as shown below.

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Sunsets, Sky, Stars on the Big Island, Hawaii

Recently visited Big Island, Hawaii. Had beautiful sunsets most of the days. From the Volcano park and Mauna Kae, had an opportunity to see sky filled with stars. Had never seen that many stars earlier. 

Most photos are taken with Fujifilms X-S1 and some are with Pentax K-30

Enjoy some of the moments.

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Flowers – in the sky

While camping, we went to watch Fireworks at Lake Arrowhead. I didn’t have a tripod but was able to put camera on the ground and take some photos. Don’t these photos look like photographs of colorful flowers?

Before I took photos of fireworks, I had put up these tips on my other blog: Fireworks photography tips
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Death Valley, USA

Death Valley, from name, sounds some boring place but in my personal opinion, if you ignore trees and plants, it is as good as Yosemite or Yellowstone National Park in the USA. No kidding. It has so many varieties, beautiful landscapes, eye catching colors. Enjoy some landscapes of Death Valley.

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