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#55932 Izola seaside

Posted by bani12 on 24 June 2018 - 02:07 AM

At the beginning of June I was with my friends in Izola, Slovenia. Izola is a small sea town with a gravel shore nearby. Here are two images I captured with my Nikon d810 and 20mm f 1.8 lens.


Nikon d810 with 20mm f1.8 @ f8, iso 32, 6 sec



Nikon d810 with 20mm f1.8 @ f8, iso 50, 10 sec





#55916 Kozjak watterfall

Posted by bani12 on 23 June 2018 - 12:57 PM

Recently I took a day off and went on a hike to this small but beautiful waterfall called Kozjak which is located in Slovenia's largest national park.


Taken with Nikon d810 and Nikkor 20mm f1.8 lens.


2018-06-06_slap kozjak_001s.jpg

#54084 Nighttime in Fazana, Croatia

Posted by bani12 on 19 February 2018 - 02:16 PM

Wow, that's really beautiful :)

I was trying to get similar results but i don't know why it's not working 

Is the standard 18/55 lens in Nikon D5200 can shot image like this ? or need other lens ?

Thank you, davidlogan. 


As Nicole has suggested try looking at Samyang 14mm 2.8 lens if you want something faster and wider. This lens is a good perfomer and quite inexpensive.


Also try to find a dark place to get the best out of the image, as mentioned before by Peter & Nicole. You can check different sites like this.


I also use a mobile app called Stellarium to get information regarding Milky Way position and position of the moon (you would want to have a moonless night).


Feel free to ask as many questions as you want and we will try to help you :)

#50413 Iceland

Posted by bani12 on 15 August 2017 - 10:53 AM

A few more. Again, all taken with my Nikon d750.









Hverfjall (volcano):



Aldeyjarfoss is approximately 50 kilometers from Godafoss. Gravel road leads you to a small parking lot and then you have to walk for less than 10 minutes and you get to see this:


#50389 Iceland

Posted by bani12 on 14 August 2017 - 12:09 PM

Awesome. Definitely a bucket list destination.

Thanks, dcbear78!

It was on my bucket list as well. I planned to visit Iceland in 2015 but I injured my ankle just before departure and had to postpone my trip.

Excellent series.

I had Iceland already on my bucket list - with this series it moved up the list.

Thanks, Jerry!

You should visit Iceland soon. It is getting more and more crowded. As I mentioned before if you want to go there during midnight sun season you can take advantage of long periods of sunshine (when there is sunny weather). It is less crowded after 9 PM on many locations and you get better light as well, as it is golden hour(s).

#50371 Iceland

Posted by bani12 on 13 August 2017 - 07:45 AM

Very nice. I especially liked your waterfall photos.




Thank you very much, Ron. I will post more waterfall images soon.


Great shots, what a wonderful experience.


Thank you, deano, it truly was a wonderful experience.

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#50363 Iceland

Posted by bani12 on 12 August 2017 - 03:26 AM

At the end of June I finally visited long awaited destination of Iceland. My girlfriend and I spent 14 days there. It is such a magnificent place to visit and I want to go there some day again. Yes, it is very, very expensive there and more and more tourist visit it, yet you can still enjoy Iceland's beautiful nature in peace, mainly late in the evening (one can take advantage of Iceland's long hours of sunlight during summer time).


Here are a few images from my trip. All images were taken with my Nikon d750.



Londrangar, Snaefellsnes peninsula





Svodufoss waterfall:



The famous Kirkjufell mountain:





West fjords:



I will upload more images in the the next few days.

#50302 Star Photography

Posted by bani12 on 07 August 2017 - 01:02 PM

Maybe you can try light painting the trees while you're at it? It could help you create even more dramatic image and add more details to the foreground.

I hope you get the image before moon rising.

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#46737 Editing exercise, week ending Feb. 26 2017

Posted by bani12 on 26 February 2017 - 05:57 AM

I decided to do two variations, one in b&w and one in color. Both were made with the same crop.


1. Here is the b&w version:



I used these settings in Lightroom:




2. Here is the color version:



with these settings applied:




Thank you Bart for lettings us use your image for this exercise.


#46568 Editing exercise, week ending Feb. 19 2017

Posted by bani12 on 20 February 2017 - 02:05 PM

Urban, I tried lightening the foreground, but I couldn't get it to look natural with the post-sunset feel I got in the sky. It is probably doable, but I couldn't help inducing an artificial feeling that way.


I understand, Peter. Thanks for clearing that up :)

#46564 Editing exercise, week ending Feb. 19 2017

Posted by bani12 on 20 February 2017 - 01:41 PM

Thanks to all who participated in this week's editing exercise. Some interesting interpretations.


Bart, I like sharp rocks on your image and your overall conversion to b&w. I think rocks really come to life and the sea just fades in the background.

deano, I like your interpretation as well. It reminds me of an old movie scene with much softer approach than Bart's.

Peter, If Bart's interpretation highlights the rocks, I think yours highlights the sky with very gentle and soft colors. I would just add a little bit of light on the rock and that would be it. I hope you don't mind me saying (writing) that.


As I wrote, I had some issues with this image. Being very busy at work at the moment, here is my take on this image:




I applied these settings:



I also added graduated filter on the top and bottom of the image and added some highlights on the rocks.

#45795 Snowy path

Posted by bani12 on 02 February 2017 - 10:32 AM

Excellent, you captured the beauty of winter.


Thank you, deano! It was a beautiful day and I am pleased how it turned out.

#45721 Snowy path

Posted by bani12 on 31 January 2017 - 11:31 AM

On my last trip past weekend I was able to take this shot before getting back to my car.

Taken with d750 and Nikon 20mm/1.8 lens.



#45649 Frozen Pericnik Fall

Posted by bani12 on 30 January 2017 - 11:04 AM

It's been a while since I last post some images here. Past weekend I went to see the Pericnik fall, which was frozen due to low temperatures in January.

Here are some images from my trip.










#43427 Editing exercise, week ending Nov. 20 2016

Posted by bani12 on 21 November 2016 - 12:23 PM

Peter,  what I like the most about your editing process in monochrome version is the preservation of details in the shadows. I also think it is well balanced edit.


Malice, I like your natural look to the image and I also like the crop. I feel like I am in the water completely, even though I was not :)


Bart, I like the cooler b&w version, but I prefer your version without split toning applied to it. It is a very dramatic image and the waterfall really stands out.


Here is my take:




I used these settings:




I would like to thank everyone who participated and edited my image.