It has been a while since I posted on this blog. However due to a careless driver going through a give-way sign and hitting the front of my car I have been walking a great deal and taking few photographs..
Enough of my complaints, yesterday I ventured out with a small group to grab a few shots of a new development area here in Melbourne. The area is nicely fronted with water so as the evening wears on one is presented with lights and reflections.
The results are these shots. I did try for a larger panorama using a 200mm telephoto, however I had packed a lightweight tripod so between shots was much greater in time than I really wanted. The result of course is different sky exposures which makes for a very poor panorama. Still I managed to get three really nice shots from the day. Hope you enjoy them.
Sometime the colours of an evening work beautifully. On this occasion I was looking for some long exposure shots of Melbourne to then work up into a fine art black and white. However on this time the clouds that I like for that type of shot were not present. What was present was a beautiful soft bronze/gold reflection of the last remnants of the sunset in the buildings against a darkening sky, resulting in this shot.
I hope you like it and if you want a print on your wall drop me a line.
So often the seas are rough and unruly. To find an ocean that is at peace with a soft pastel sunset is rare especially in the southern oceans of the world. More often disturbed by the low pressure systems that frequent the southern oceans. Whilst this is not strictly Southern Ocean as it is in Port Phillip bay it is still subject to the same storm influences.
Hope you enjoy the scene and if you would like it on your wall drop me a line.
A long time ago i wrote about chasing Hiroshi Sugimoto who does sublime long exposure photographs of the ocean. Well I have finally bought enough ND filters, or at least enough to get over twenty stops of light reduction. This meant that I could now do very long exposures, at least one hour or if the light was poor longer.
With digital one does not have to worry about reciprocity. One just has to make sure that the camera is stable, and that the view finder is covered. After that it is just a case of standing around for some period of time. The result is this:
Now I love the subtlety that this technique produces. There is no detail just shades of light graduating across the frame. Waves dis-appear clouds become soft streaks.
This would look fantastic as a large print and because it has been taken with a medium format camera it can easily be printed to 1 metre on the long side. If you did want such a print then drop me a line (or comment) and we can go from there. If you wanted it in canvas then its production costs and shipping plus 30%.