I guessed we would have a decent sunrise this morning and I was right.
I am still working out what the X-T1 can do and can’t do. I started shooting at 5am and to be honest the X-T1 was struggling to focus. There was little contrast in the sky. I went fully manual but the shutter speeds at low ISO were still very slow (30s) and I was getting blurring in the clouds. Nice when you want it but I didn’t on this occasion. I moved up to ISO 400 and it wasn’t long before the sun was pushing up close enough to the horizon to give me much better contrast. In the end I took 60 frames but probably only 2 or 3 will survive. This is my favourite. This was back to ISO 200, F11, 1/3s shot with my 18-55mm kit lens wide open at 18mm. The original file was in RAW and I processed it in Lightroom 5.5.
There is some shadow detail and that is probably about what the eye was seeing, maybe a little less. By 05.30 the show was over. Thank goodness I couldn’t sleep. The best part of the day may have passed.
I love the Fuji colours and I love our view. Time to catch up on a few zzzzz’s now before breakfast.