A friend and I went to the north shore to see the big waves and it turned into an amazing sunset and one of the best nights I've had in a long time. It was a beautiful sunset with amazing waves and colors.
The core of the Milky Way is just about to disappear below the horizon until next summer. We've been out shooting a few nights just to get those last images and because we really like shooting the stars!
Sunset on the water with a cold drink and then wait for the stars to come out. It's a great way to end a day!
Well, it's a little late for me to get this camera since they've released three years ago. The reason for me to upgrade because my D3 have been acting weird lately, sometime the shutter got stuck during the burst mode. Since, I have played around with this camera couple weeks ago at the airshow here in Dallas, I should have got the D5 long time ago. In the past three years, I do have a few opportunities get my hand on the D5 from my friend on landscape photography, not in sports shooting. I have to say this camera is a lot faster than my D3 on focusing. I loved the focus tracking on this camera, and the noise level on the high ISO. These pictures are shooting in Manual mode with auto ISO, and 24 points focus tracking. Also, in JPEG files straight out from the camera, and I have using Lightroom for cropping.
The "Dragger" in this picture is about 2 miles / 3.2 km from where I was but I managed to get a couple of good handheld shots with the Nikon Coolpix.
Lately I've been leaving the DSLR at home and using either my cell phone or the Coolpix S9700 as my everyday cameras. I find myself far more likely to take pictures with these small lightweight cameras than with the DSLR.