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#SonyAlpha Photo Of The Day - Easter Island by Sony Artisan of Imagery, Bob Krist

Today's Photo of the Day comes from Sony Artisan of Imagery, Bob Krist. We reached out to Krist to find out more about how he made this magical photograph from total darkness.

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Easter Island

How I Got the Shot

Ahu Akivi moai on Easter Island is one of the most mystical spots I've ever photographed. But the statues are not lit at night, they sit in total darkness. I set my NEX 6 with an adapted 24mm f/2 lens on a tripod and used a high ISO and a remote trigger to open the shutter while I painted the statues with the light from a small LED flashlight. The great quality of the NEX 6 at high ISO's made the image possible.

Gear & Settings

  • Camera: Sony NEX-6
  • Lens: 24mm f/2
  • Shutter speed: 15-sec.
  • ISO: 1600

You can follow Bob Krist on Instagram @bobkristphoto.

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