My town at dusk

Porto old town view at dusk.

A story behind: Most of the times even our most modern cameras simply cannot 'see' the same way our eyes see. Our camera's sensor does not record anything close to the full 'dynamic range' of the human eye, meaning it can only capture so much difference between the darkest and brightest parts of an image. This means we must frequently control or moderate the light entering the camera into a more narrow range of tones which the camera will be able to 'see' as it should.

But sometimes we need to do the opposite. By setting long exposure time camera can record the images that are impossible to capture by the naked human eye. Just look above: smoothing the water surface with long shutter speed gave a great effect.

The picture was made on Sunday at dusk.

Gear: Nikon D700. Nikkor 16-35 mm. Tripod.


Shutter speed:
14 sec

Exposure bias:
0 EV

Focal Length: 16 mm

ISO: 320

Place taken: Porto, Portugal.

Date Taken: Sunday, January 22th, 2012, 07: 36