After using Flickr for some time and not running an Instagram account very frequently, I decided to change this and I started a new Instagram account. Therefore, you can now find my posts here: _.travel.photos First I am going to use some of my older posts from Flickr and fbk-photography.com.…
You are rarely alone in Taipei. The city is filled to the brink with temples and their worshipers, with hectic business people, shoppers, and aimless tourists. Add to this the tantalizing smells and sounds of the many night markets and the never ending lines of motorcycles and Taipei emerges as a city of boundless opportunities and adventure. Neither are you alone on Elephant mountain, the most famous viewpoint of Taipei, particularly during a beautiful sunset. I joined the dozens of spectators on a warm evening in November. Looking at the city from a bird’s perspective made all of Taipei’s hustle recede into the background. As the last rays of sun pierced the Taipei 101 tower, the city transformed into an almost serene image. I took the photo with my APS-C 16mm F1.4 lens and it is composed out of three images from a captured time laps during this sunset. While this place was very crowded I took the picture series without tripod, but I was able to use the railing of the platform.
The main effect of using a circular polarizer filter while capturing a rainbow can be seen in the following animation:
To generate this gif animation a circular polarizer filter was used. The filter was rotated stepwise to show the appearance and disappearance of the rainbow. This animation of the rainbow at Niagara Falls contains a total of 13 single exposures.
A polarizer filter can help to increase the saturation of the rainbow in an image, but it also can eliminate the polarized sun reflection in the image. Therefore, depending on the used focal length it might be necessary to capture several images with different polarizing filter settings to bring out the colors of the rainbow in the entire image.
The use of a tripod is highly recommended, but it is not mandatory thanks to post processing. The shown animation was captured hand-held while rotating the circular polarizer step by step.