Chillin’ in the sea
This one was shot at around 5pm as it was getting dark. I was down at the beach and saw this boat (you can call it a boat, right?) passing by, so I zoomed my Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens all the way out to 200mm which is the equivalent to 300mm on 35mm cameras. More technical details below the picture.
Now, since this one was taken with the new Nikon D7000 and Aperture / Snow Leopard does not yet have support for D7000’s RAW (NEF) files, I used Adobe DNG Converter to convert the RAW file to DNG and then import it into Aperture. I shoot RAW, as you probably remember from last week’s RAW vs JPEG article.
It’s hard to explain all the adjustments made to make it look like it does, but usually “Auto Enhance” in Aperture 3 does a very good job at giving you a starting point – if not, you can always just CMD+Z to undo it. The main reason behind the looks of this picture, is the DustStorm preset from Nathan Smith.