Two days ago was the new moon, the best moment to take pictures of the sky. So I took my camera and my tripod and went along the coast to try to shoot the stars.
The French Riviera is a very dense place with a lot of lights, so not the best place to have clean shots of the stars. However there is a small reserve stuck between two cities where the landscape is beautiful and the lights are few, that’s where I went.
Map with light pollution from https://www.lightpollutionmap.info
Equipped with my Canon EOS 700D and my wonderful Sigma 18-35mm F1.8, I took this :
I found this experience very magical, the camera is like a magic eye. Once correctly configured it is able to see beautiful things that the naked eye can’t see.
My best shots are here : https://www.flickr.com/photos/146110970@N02/
I’ve just purchased the famous Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8. I used it for a couple of hours with my Canon EOS700D, so far i’m in love. Here is what it took this afternoon :
Initially I wanted to get a 35mm prime lens. But then I discovered this one and I found out and it fits what I what to do, so it’s now my new companion !
You can find my best shots on my flickr profile : https://www.flickr.com/photos/146110970@N02/
I recently visited the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and it was a great experience (official website).
The building itself is already beautiful
It was a very challenging experience in terms of photography because of the luminosity that was very different from one aquarium to an other. The white balance was different every time so I had to change my settings almost between every shots.
Here are my best shots (most of them were taken using my 50mm F1.8).
A lot of things happened for me in 2016. I decided it to celebrate it my way my posting a compilation of my best shots for this year :
NH90 low pass
Dragon 06 flaring
Presidential FA7X on Tango
C150 & Bird Hasard
pelicans low pass
Departing falcon 2000
Enjoy and happy new year 🙂
Recently, I bought my first DSLR which is a Canon EOS 700D. I tested it during my trip to Rome, here are my best shots :
It was the first time I made real night shots using a tripod and I’m quite proud of the result.