A walk at dusk in Melbourne Docklands

Went for a photo walk with Leanne Cole and her friend Teri.  Leanne is a very accomplished photographer, you can see her work here: http://leannecolephotography.com

One of the things I look for in evening photo walks is the deep blues one finds after the sun has set.  There is a small time period before the sky becomes black and the glorious blue is available.  Too early and it is a soft blue to late and it is black. Additionally one has to over expose by quite a large amount when photographing city lights against the blue otherwise the deep blue will be missing.  Get it right and it looks like this.

Exposure of 6 seconds at ISO 160 F/5.6.


The other thing to keep the eye on is what is happening back towards the sunset.  In this case a bridge very nicely lit against a deepening sunset, nearly into black.  In this case I have converted to black and white because it then becomes a study of the bridge and not a fight between colours.  After all the main subject is the bridge.

20130626_6956Hope you enjoy these two. Let me know what you think.


2 thoughts on “A walk at dusk in Melbourne Docklands

    1. johnholding Post author

      Thank you Leanne, I always enjoy getting out with other photographers. Look forward to seeing your images.


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