Sunrise over Onondaga Lake

After a night of attempting to image M13 (the wind did not cooperate with my endeavor) I decided to catch the sunrise. I brought my gear thinking perhaps I would get a decent sunrise shot. I decided this time to go with a 200mm prime as opposed to the 14-24mm that I usually prefer. Well low and behold the aperture on the 200mm was stuck wide open. On close inspection it appeared as if there was some congealed oil on the blades. I rolled with it and adjusted accordingly. I needed the lowest ISO and fastest SS possible for this shot to compensate for a wide open aperture. I wanted the outline of the Sun’s sphere. I also wanted the foreground in focus but that wasn’t going to happen. All in all I was quite pleased with the resulting image.

  • Camera: NIKON D750
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  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s