Following a failure in my website's primary picture archive, many blogs have lost their images. I am endeavouring to re-instate these from back-ups. Bear with me please while I undergo this labourious and very sweary process...
RSPB Nature Reserve, Pagham Nikon D810, 14-24mm f2.8 Nikkor at 14mm, 2.5 seconds, f8, ISO 64, tripod 19.31, 23rd September 2016 Half an hour beyond sunset and, with this image, we are well into the blue hour. The hour after the sun goes down is known as the blue hour because of the dominance of the blue part of the light spectrum during that time. Compositionally, the image suggests a sort of spinning movement, like a Catherine Wheel, with the receding lines of rock and water
As I said in the previous blog: When opportunity knocks... In photography (as in most things in life) “luck” is a convergence of preparation, experience and opportunity. For photography groups that I present to, I use the letters of the word L U C K as an acronymic for: Light Urgency Composition Knowledge Recognise the light and what it is doing for the scene Work with a sense of purpose and urgency in the limited time you are allocated Bring all your composition skills to th
There are times when a photographic opportunity presents itself and you have to act on impulse and on instinct. East Marden Sunrise Nikon D810, 14-24mm f2.8 Nikkor at 14mm, 1/250 second, f9, ISO 64, tripod 07.03, 8th September 2016 This is a completely unplanned for, transitional shot with diffuse and ephemeral sunlight; I was on my way to photograph the lovely West Sussex village of East Marden and, as I turned a corner in the road, I was confronted with this bucolic scene.