A Little Google Plus Trick

Sometime you want to make something bold so it stands out from the rest of your text on g+, and unless you know this little trick you’re stuck with other methods, that well, are just a substitute! 

If you place an Asterix ‘*’ before and after the text you want to make bold like this *example text*, you will see the g+ magic happen right before you… enjoy!

Today’s iCandy – Breakthrough

Sometimes sunrise can be a frustrating time. For some reason, we’re not hard wired to get up too early, so it can be a mental effort to get out of bed early enough to catch the sunrise… as a photographer, I probably see more sunrises than most people, and a lot of these are what I call ‘fizzers’, however, a lot of them are what I call ‘pearlers’ that I manage to catch with my camera so you get the best of both worlds… the sleep in, plus, the sunrise!

On this particular morning the clouds were blocking most of the colours until this very moment when the sun broke through.

Breakthrough | Bicheno on the East Coast of Tasmania, Australia

The Technical Mumbo Jumbo

[tabbed tabs=”Camera|Mode|ISO|Aperture|Shutter|Lens|Filter|Other info”] [tab] I used my trusty D800 for this one [/tab] [tab] I used Aperture Priority (aka AV) [/tab] [tab] ISO100 – I always shoot as low as possible [/tab] [tab] f22 – This gave me a slower shutter speed, important for creating milky water [/tab] [tab] This is HDR and I took 7 exposures. The longest was 1.6 seconds (slower shutter speeds creates milky water). 7 exposures is needed to get the dynamic range when shooting into the sun. I have a free HDR tutorial HERE if you’re keen to know more[/tab] [tab] Nikon 14-24mm lens [/tab] [tab] No Filter Used [/tab] [tab] Processed using Photomatix, then cleaned up using Photoshop CS6 with Layer Masks. [/tab] [/tabbed]

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