Friday, August 08, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY- THE BRIGHT LIGHTS POYLL DOOEY

Is it Friday already. Well no actually it's still Thursday and this is a timed post. I no longer trust Blogger with the week I've had!

Oh yes, the pic. Do not try this at home, I am serious! This was very naughty of me. Breaking golden rules of photography with the one. I am too rebellious though, and the scene just begged to be taken. Do not point your naked lens at the sun!!!!!!!!

Wandering round Poyll Dooey Nature Reserve I found a nice bench, under this the tree in the pic to sit and change the lens. When I looked up the sun was so bright overhead that I thought I would get a way with one shot. The rest were taken with the sun not as exposed and streaming through the leaves. A very quick manual shot with a wide angled lens, ISO 200 to keep the blue sky blue and capture the white flash. I angled the camera against the leaves to create the sunflares. You will notice looking back over my images I like sunflares and try and catch the light to create them whenever I can. If I had used the auto setting this image would not have been as vibrant, and the sky would have been bleached. Have a go with manual setting when you can. Have confidence, you really do get finer, sharper hues and lines and it will train your eye on focusing, and perspective. Honest!

More bridge shots in the IOO series to come( the same photographed IOO different ways) and more Mutiny on The Bounty Isle of Man connections.

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120 comments:

marley said...

You naughty thing! It paid off though!

babooshka said...

Word of warning to naughty perple out there. This image has been watermarked and copyrighted ina all the right places. If you want my images you contact me?

To you lovely skywathcers out there, lets have a good one!

arachesostufo said...

ciao auguri per il concorso fotografico

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: That was a beautiful effect you got for breaking the rules.

Brad, Boston said...

I am learning so much just tuning in on your blog. Out of this world photo.

JM said...

Good shot, babooshka!
Hope you break more rules... :-)))

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful shot!

kjpweb said...

Well - I will have to report you to the authorities. How irresponsibly ....................................
cool!
Yep - rules are there to be broken!
Not all the time, not every time
but some times! :)
Good work!
Cheers, Klaus

chanpheng said...

Even if you broke the rules, it's an interesting shot. I like the colors of the glare.

My SWF is over here. Hope you enjoy the views from my part of the world!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a lovely photo you ended up with. I like the flares too! I think it was a good thing you broke the rules!

Thanks for your visit to my SWF!

B. Roan said...

Amazing, as usual!

Luke Wiley said...

Awesome!

CaBaCuRl said...

The only rule is that there are NO rules!! LOL!! Incredible picture....brilliant colours too!

Jeanne said...

You know some shots are just worth the chance and you scored a prime example. Love the bridge b/w in the next post too. Thanks for coming by to visit me!

bobbie said...

You achieved a really interesting shot. At first quick glance I thought it was Christmas.

Kathiesbirds said...

Nice photo and thanks for the shooting info. I haven't tried manual since getting the new digital. I'll "have a go" at it one of these days!

Jaykay said...

That's a great shot!

Tonya said...

OMG! I would never get this in a zillions years! Kudos.

dot said...

Wow, what a shot! I may have a try at it one day also.
Seems lots of folks are having problems with blogger this week. Hope your troubles are over.

Luiz Ramos said...

No bright light. Bright flowers. Good shot.

Sharon Ellery said...

You may have broken the rules but the pay-off was worth it. Great picture.

Wren said...

The "rule" makes sense if it's important to create a visual representation of something.

For art, it makes no sense at all. Good decision, great photo.

Carver said...

That's a great shot. I've broken that rule too but never gotten a shot that good doing it.

Ellyn said...

Wow. What a great shot. It is so bright. Really enjoyed it.

Judi~Gmj said...

Wow, and I learned something to. Thanks!

Virginia said...

Sometimes the Photography Gods are just blowing smoke. Stick to your instincts.

TomGu said...

Great capture!

Ann said...

Very clever. I love looking at photos by someone who really knows how to use their camera. One day I might learn to use mine.

• Eliane • said...

I think you get the best pictures when you break the rules. The two circles are the best part here. LOVE it!

sam said...

One day you will take a bad photo. No, I don't think you can. Incredible !

Jim said...

brilliant picture.

Kerri said...

Very pretty!!

Knoxville Girl said...

This one's too cool for rules.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" looks forward to the next Mutiny on the Isle of Man installment! He does enjoy these historical anecdotes!

Fish Whisperer said...

Cool shot of the sun. Have a great weekend.
Cheers

rachel said...

what a beautiful photo. the light breaking through the branches is breathtaking

Laurie Fischer said...

Great job. Love the photo.

Buck said...

Ow! My eye!
Seriously, nice work.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Well we have to be naughty once in awhile and sure glad you were this is beautiful.
Thanks for the stop over

MaryAnn Ashley said...

I love it. This shot makes me feel like a small child, when everything is a wonderful mystery & excitement just waits. LOVE it!

Serendipity said...

Hi there! Just dropping by to visit. That's a very good shot! You are a great photographer!

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

You took a chance and you made a hit! This is a beautiful, breathtaking photo. All of your pictures are just wonderful. I enjoy looking at everything on your blog. Thanks for this gift of yours. Happy SWF!

Suzanne said...

I glad you pointed towards the sun. Made a great photo. Happy SWF.

mannanan said...

When I first saw it I thought what on earth was a decorated Christmas tree doing in Poyll Dooey. Great piccie......One thing....Why shouldn't you point a naked lens to the sun?

Lawstude said...

love the pic. vibrant colors. happy 08.08.08 day to you babooshka.

Jules said...

You pulled it off - what a beauty.

Olivier said...

ce soleil nous brûlerait presque la peau. bien choisi pour le ciel du vendredi.

this sun burn us almost the skin. well chosen for the sky Friday.

Isadora said...

The brilliant colors are just awesome!

Marie Reed said...

Bravo you naughty lass!

Tash said...

Ahhh, the colors you've achieved! I like the "don't try this at home" line too.

Roses and stuff said...

I won't try it - but it's good!
/Katarina

Small City Scenes said...

I point and shoot at the sun quite often. Some good results, some not so good. Love your colors.
BTW--I like your bridge series. MB

Leena said...

Brilliant !

raf said...

Bold! Bold, Baboosh, from every angle....good attitude too!

imac said...

Fantastic shot, well done.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

The "starry" sunflare looks very nice actually. It's a bold element that nicely placed in between the shadows of the leaves. I wonder why ISO 200 could retain the "blue-ness" of the sky?

BTW, thanks for the tips.

Denise said...

If we want to achieve something unique we have to bend the rules a little. Great shot!

luna miranda said...

that's a gorgeous shot!

Blue said...

Absolutely stunning!

RuneE said...

Thanks for the lesson - the picture was a beauty. However, the rule that you should not take picture straight against the sun is there to be broken. Just be careful.

Greyscale Territory said...

Naughty or not, this pic is pure magic! It looks like nature's Christmas tree!

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hallo

Great 'Halo?' nice colours and sky,
Happy skywatch
from JoAnn-D-Eyes in Holland

Bibi said...

"Psychedelic" comes to mind for these photo colors...great shot.

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Who cares about naked lenses at the sun?! This is just beautiful, like the effect you get if you shine a light into one of those glass prisms....

LOVING IT!!! Best pic yet...
Ciao

Scarlet x

esnorway said...

good pic i like that. have nice weekend

Anonymous said...

Christmas deco in the sky? Tremendous!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Execeelent picture, post and lesson... the results is a great Sky Watch picture...
Hope this finds you well.. and you are not on your own this week, many are complaining about blogger...
Forgive this 'Copy & Paste' section of my comment.. this is to let you know that we at Sky Watch appreciate your posting and thank you for helping to make Sky Watch so good. Any problems feel free to contact me about them.

Lake Lady said...

Great shot! Thanks for the photography lesson, too. I'm afraid I too often take the easy route (auto setting) and don't experiment enough with my camera. I must find the book and read up! See my not-so-daring peek at the sun on my Bird's Eye View blog today!

AphotoAday said...

Super nice shot...
And I'll have to give you my highest award for that -- Ten Points and a Gold Star...
Very creative!

Best regards, Don.

Karl said...

I'm with Don. A gold star.

Christine said...

Magnificent! and all that neughtiness paid off in blue chips!!

Teresa said...

Very pretty! I'm wondering though, why is it bad to do that?

Harry Makertia said...

I'm glad you decided to take this picture! It's really worthy, great shot!

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Gorgeous!

And I love your screen name!! Make me smile this morning. Brings back good memories of peirogi and kolachy!

Aileni said...

I am a little confused - looking at your SW has reminded me I should be doing it. Must be something to do with having the girls here.
I'm glad you tried the shot 'cos it worked !

Dewdrop said...

You're such a rebel! I love the shot, and I am glad you broke the rules. You know I love the purple! Terrific star burst sun too!

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is bright and beautiful, I can't wait to try your tips!

Mo said...

I tried this from your last instructions and didn't get the lovely flares. I love it.

Craver Vii said...

The pro knows when they should break the rules... Thanks for sharing the beautiful view with us! I love the purple accents in this shot!

Abby said...

I promise I won't do it, but I just love the colors you got out of it. Fantabulous!

Layrayski said...

Haha its great the risk paid off! Thanks for the push, I'll try the manual mode tomorrow. :)

Tina Coruth said...

Wow - that is a spectacular photo!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks for coming by. I really like this shot. The colors make this look like a star burst

WillThink4Wine said...

Well, I must confess that I frequenty bend or break the rules myself! It's very cool!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Great shot, even if you DID break a cardinal rule. ;-)

Andrea said...

Very nice shot of the beautiful sky

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool! Fun shot! :-D

TOM FOOLERY said...

Naughty and rebellious surely not B ;-) BTW I'm working o your five words I need a stiff drink TFx

Petunia said...

To see the sun is always making me smile:)
I guess that is because i live in Bergen - a city where there is a lot of rain...
Nice shot!

Petunia's SWF

syel said...

wow! that was really bad on the camera but it pays off! the photo is really awesome!

Neva said...

I had no idea one should not do this...not that I have!!! but a very nice photo!!!!

Lana Gramlich said...

Maybe you shouldn't have done it, but I'm sure glad you did. So lovely! Thanks for commenting on my SWF post & have a great weekend. :)

Dancin' Fool said...

I just have to leave you a comment but I really cannot find the words to express how beautiful I find this picture!

Thanks for the recommendations regarding manual focus. I am encouraged by your words and will have a go.

Have a top weekend!

Marie said...

WOW!!!
Awesome!

Alan said...

Dangerous, but worth the results, IMHO. I try to be only half-bad by wearing my sunglasses while taking sun photos. That helps, right? :)

Deslilas said...

Just fine as could be !
Bravo !

SandyCarlson said...

That is dreamy!

kaye said...

Surreal, like a star in the day.

Berit said...

Very nice!!!

Pierre said...

Beau lumiere

Tootie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I really like the sun flares also. I am by no means a photographer, but I can certainly appreciate your wonderful photos. :-)

Tootie

Carletta said...

This is beautiful!

peppylady said...

It sure is pretty and Thank you for stopping in earlier.

Lew said...

Great (and difficult) shot - you do have to know your exposure to get that clarity in the tree and the sky. Thanks for your comment on my Sky Watch.

brian said...

very nice shot, love the purples and blues... happy skywatch...

Denise said...

Great photos. Thank you so much for leaving me a nice comment on my blog. Happy weekend to you.

Yrsa said...

That is a hot sun!

Yrsa said...

That is a hot sun!

coolgirlsar said...

Sometimes certain rules are just there for breaking and I think this was one of them. Also what I really love is the lines, you know how like kids draw suns? Happy Sky Watch Friday.

Baruch said...

Stunning sunflare - love the colours it produced

system operator said...

Hi, that's really stunning picture and nice flares!

kRiZ cPEc said...

I suppose you got this in mid day, thanks for sharing.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

wow, this is brilliant!

LauraHinNJ said...

Rules are meant to be broken... I love it!

Professor said...

This is a really cool shot- bed for you or the camera notwithstanding...

And tips on how to copyright and watermark would be helpful!

Torsdag said...

Good to break rules, good to get the output. Great shot.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful!

Celeste said...

Rules are made for breaking! Especially if the end result is a beautiful shot like this.

Shirley Fyfe said...

That is one stunning photo!

So sorry I missed thanking you for the lovely Sky Watch comment you left on my blog the week before last. I've just been catching up on things and hope that you'll take a moment to stop by and see my contribution from last week too!

the teach said...

Incredible shot, babooshka! :)

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