Malecon during Sunset

Impressed by Canon 5D MK IV

Time spent in Cuba let me do much more testing of Canon 5D MK IV (I shared initial impressions here) and the more I use it, the more I like it and the more I’m impressed with it. Improved dynamic range is a game changer for me. I can now push the shadows by several stops without sacrificing quality – something I couldn’t do on 5D MK III. Sharpness and resolution of the images is also excellent (despite the fact 5D MK IV uses AA filter unlike Nikon D810 for instance). Touch screen is fantastic (I love focusing using it 🙂 ) and built-in GPS is a welcome addition (although it drains battery quicker).

So expect full review of Canon 5D MK IV in the near future.

Malecon during Sunset

I wouldn’t by myself if I haven’t taken any landscape photo while I was in Havana. One of the most obvious places to do that was to shoot sunset golden hour at Malecon. Malecon is a broad roadway which stretches for about 8 km along the sea coast. It’s a place where couples are dating and enthusiasts of fishing spend their free time trying to catch something.

Very warm light, nice textures and smooth water… it had to be nice picture 🙂

Malecon during Sunset

Taking photo and post-processing

  • Camera: Canon 5D MK IV (read my review)
  • Lens: Canon 16-35 f/4 L IS USM (read my review)
  • Focal length: 28 mm
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Exposure time: 15 s
  • ISO: 50
  • Number of exposures: 1
  • E.V. Step: n/a
  • Flash used: no
  • Tripod: yes
  • Filters: ND400 neutral density filter
  • Technique: n/a
  • Software: Capture One 10, Photoshop CC 2015, ON1 Effects 10.5

In this case the post-processing was very easy task and it involved correcting and balancing the exposure. I used Capture One 10 to develop this photo and I first adjusted white balance (to make it slightly warmer) and then I restored highlights and brightened up the shadows. The other adjustment I did was to increase saturation of the sky slightly and warm it a little bit by applying white balance local adjustment.

2017-01-17T19:42:23+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Posted in: cuba|