Long Exposure - Spot the difference in these two sunset shots from the Maldives

Well the difference is quite frankly startling!

Maldives - fantastic shot by fantastic photographer Rick McEvoy

Maldives - fantastic shot by fantastic photographer Rick McEvoy

Technical data - 150 seconds at F22, ISO 50, Canon EOS 5D, 24-105mm F4L Lens, 28mm focal length used.

 And now the snapshot.

Snapshot taken by someone other than ace photographer Rick McEvoy (if only) 

Snapshot taken by someone other than ace photographer Rick McEvoy (if only) 

Technical data - 1/100 second at F4, ISO 400, Canon G11, 6.1mm focal length used.

To sum up;

One is a snap shot,

The other is a really cool compelling and dramatic landscape shot that I would happily have on my wall!

Now the ace photo was taken on my Canon 5D, the other on my G11. 

To be honest I did not realise this when I looked at them in Lightroom, they looked remarkably similar. I assumed I had taken two shots with my 5D, one with a long exposure, one with a short exposure. 

So in terms of processing the two images, I merely copied and pasted what I did for the ace image into the snapshot. 

It is not the camera, it is what you point it at and what you ask the camera to do that makes a great image! A lesson all us kit junkies should remember!! 

Thanks for reading this post and I hope you love my work!

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