My Night Work Is Starting To Click

19 05 2008

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.




4 responses

19 05 2008

Great shot. Where was that taken??



24 05 2008
Brent Pearson

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.

13 06 2008
Spool Photography

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

24 06 2008
Aimee Marie!

Your work is amazing! Very inspiring.

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