Don Stouder  

Palos Verdes Peninsula  by Don Stouder

June 2021 - Palos Verdes Peninsula

About the Image(s)

Photo Details:
Exposure = 1/6 sec
Aperture = F/22
Exposure Bias = 1 EV
ISO = 946

This photo was taken somewhat after sunset, while I was waiting for the super moon last month “ actually, the night before the full eclipse. As I was waiting, I decided to make a quick flight with my Mavic. This is one of my first attempts at taking an evening shot with the drone. I did a lot of work within Lightroom Classic to reduce the significant noise level as much as I dared. The shot was taken on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in CA looking inward from the ocean. My shots of the moon using my DSLR were a bust due to cloud cover.

7 comments posted

Don Stouder   Don Stouder
Whoops. I just realized I failed to name my photo. For lack of anything better, I will name it "Pre-Super Moon". Maybe it was a good thing I did not names it. :-)

The one Lisa gave it is better.
  Posted: 06/05/2021 18:12:06
Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
Titles for the photos are always a problem!   Posted: 06/08/2021 15:33:28

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
Nice night photo, does your drone have the night feature that the FAA requires? My drone is too old, so I need to get a new one!
I think because you did a lot of work to limit the noise, the rest of the photo seems a little "muddy" to me. Might have to bring some noise back in to get some detail?   Posted: 06/08/2021 15:35:51

Don Stouder   Don Stouder
Hi Lisa. No, I do not have the night feature. And you are absolutely right about the noise work and the muddiness.

Do you have any info on the night requirements and feature? I only know about the time relative to sunrise/sunset.   Posted: 06/08/2021 20:00:42

Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
I like the tones, they work well. The composition works, also.

I bought a LumeCube strobe for my Phantom. The only place I could mount it was on top. So, there's no help for me tracking the drone at distance. Rules notwithstanding, I fly the drone up to a mile away, sometimes. In this terrain I have to go high (sometimes 400 feet) to keep radio contact with the controller.   Posted: 06/12/2021 00:10:41

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Hi Don, was the f stop actuall 22? My drone defaults to f 2.2. The sensor is so small that I find that depth of field is rarely and issue at a small f stop.   Posted: 06/18/2021 10:42:33

Don Stouder   Don Stouder
You are right. I missed the decimal point. Should have realized that setting noes not make sense. :-)
  Posted: 06/18/2021 11:07:41


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