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Windmill and Sheep on a Farm in Moorreesburg, South Africa

Windmill and Sheep on a Farm in Moorreesburg, South Africa

Windmill in Motion

A windmill on a farm in Moorreesburg, South Africa. This photo was taken in the summer.   Moorreesburg has Mediterranean climate rainfall leaving it very dry in December. 

The wind was blowing and the windpump was spinning. To capture the motion of the wind pump I took this photo with a relatively slow shutterspeed. After making the aperture as small as possible at f/22.0 and the ISO as low as possible at ISO 50. I got a shutterspeed of 1/25th of a second. This was fast enough to hand hold the camera and slow enough to add motion blur to the moving wind pump. 

In the top right corner you can see the moon. When composing for this image I tried to get the moon in the frame but also not on the edge of the photo. 

This photo was taken with a Canon 5D MkIII and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM.

Camera Settings: f/22.0, 1/25 seconds and ISO 50

Sheep Running

This photo of sheep running was also taken on the farm in Moorreesburg. But here I needed a fast shutter speed to stop the motion of the running sheep. Because of the trees casting their shadow on the running sheep I had to do a bit of Photoshop.

In Adobe Camera Raw I increase the shadows by much and decreased the highlights almost completely. This increased the dynamic range of the photo to counter the shade of the trees on the sheep. 

This photo was taken in December 2014 with a Canon 5D MkIII and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM.

Camera Settings: f/4.0, 1/800 seconds and ISO 100

 

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