The Irish Sea, Ramsey. Would you swim in that?
I thought we would start the New Year in typical Isle Of Man Style, a day late. Don't forget we are laid back(translate as plain lazy) procrastinators who put things off until they absolutely need doing. Can you believe it is traditional for the Manx folk to actually partake of a swim in the bitter cold sea. Not in Ramsey though. Oh no. Far to lazy to do that, we leave that to places like Peel. As for me I'm just the photographer and you know the camera isn't allowed to get wet. What of this image though?
For a change some creative photography. You either like or you don't. Just an exercise in photographing rapid movement, light and colour. To me if I take an image I just want to snap it upload it re size it for the blog and that's it. This is one such image, but how was it done?Looking down from the jetty with the zoom on full of the telephoto lens to hone in on just the sea and rocks. The ISO was set at 200 which was really too low, but this allowed for the image to be quite dark, actually darker than the light around. The speed was speed set at 600 to freeze the action of the individual droplets and they fell. The lilac and beige tinge are simply a trick of the light, or should I say the lights around bouncing a lilac hue off boats and the jetty out of shot. The white foam being the lightest colour picked up the lilac where as the rocks are too dark to catch the colour then also bounce or reflect the lilac back onto the water. A trick of the light image turning a day shot into a dusk image. If you wanted to make it even darker you could pop a hood onto the lens which wood obscure all the peripheral light but we won't complicate matters too much. Are you bored yet? How sensible am I today!
I know if it was that simple you'd all be doing it and of course it's not there is a thought process involved. That though was how it was done by the photographer and her camera. Not really an image for Ramsey Daily Photo showing you the bridge, or the shops but it's the one you have today a Turnersque seascape because I'm feeling that way. A photograph for photography's sake not a snapshot of Ramsey life.
Are we all ready for 2009 then?
Gary is building a new website for my sales photography. That and drawing bikini clad celebrities for a UK National Paper called the Daily Star.( The Sunday edition.) Apparently the work of an illustrator is a tough life. I don't think so!
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