Monday, May 19, 2008

My Night Work Is Starting To Click

Well I have been mucking about with night photography for a few months now.... I feel like I have gone through the initial experimental phase... I now know how to optimise my camera for the conditions and I have got a pretty good feel on how to read the conditions to capture the effects that I want.

Went out last Saturday night and captured this image.

Night Experiments continue

While there were still some technical aspects that I wasn't happy about with this photo, for the first time I felt that I started to capture the image that was in my head... In my mind that is a pretty big milestone.

I have shot this location before at dawn, but focused on the swirling waves.... this time I wanted the focus to be on the sky contrasting with the gorgeous pool sitting in the blur of the ocean.

I pretty much achieved my result..... at last..... shows that it does pay off to stick with it.

Got a few more images in my head that I'd like to take this full moon.... I just wish the damn clouds would play ball.... it's been crystal clear nights the last few.

Incidentally, this image was actually taken at dusk (15 min after sunset), with a 10stop ND filter on. Sure helps with the composition and focus when there is a bit of light around. I stopped down to f11 and almost 5min for this exposure.

BP

4 comments:

Mark said...

Great shot. Where was that taken??

Cheers

Mark

Brent Pearson said...

This shot was taken at Newport pool on Sydney's Northern Beaches. I like Newport for night work because it's one of the few beaches with no sodium lights on it at night.

Spool Photography said...

WOW thats a superb shot Brent, the POV is just spot on. Never tried anything like this myself (very long exposures)

Aimee Marie! said...

Your work is amazing! Very inspiring.