Thursday, February 19, 2009

PHOTOGRAPHING FADING LIGHT - EAST QUAY RAMSEY

Who let the water out?


Yesterday I showed you the view from the bridge looking onto the inner quayside, harbour and Sulby River and was asked if I could show the view in the opposite direction, flowing out to see. So doing a 180 degree turn this is the polar opposite view looking directly onto the outer harbour east quay and out to the Irish sea and beyond to the UK. As you can see someone pulled the plug out the harbour and let all the water out. Just by turning round and taking this image you can see how the light is fading further. Always adjust your setting re the light if you can, that is if you are using your manual settings. Don't forget how the sun rises and falls East and West so a turn of 180 degrees and a minute later will have a bearing on the light. Check out yesterday against today and you can see how that one minute and position change has drastically deepened the blue and introduced a peachy gold tone on the horizon instead of the pastel pink. If i had left the setting as they were the image would just be a flat dark, not graded shades. Even in Manx minute a world of change can happen. 


This leads me nicely onto my closing words. It is wonderful for me to not only show you Ramsey but now and again pass on a few tips in a light hearted way without getting too technical, encourage you rather than bombard you with info. Well good people out there here's someone else to check out Brett Trafford. See my links he's there and  he has been my go  to guy for ages. Well guess what he's only gone and started his only CDP - click Leek Daily Photo and hop to his excellent photography tips blog too. By the way he was also a blog of note like me and responsible for nominating me too for several awards. What can I say he knows a fabulous photographer when he sees on and he is extraordinary too. 


I am going somehwere hush hush(not really) tomorrow and breaking my cover of Babooshka for the day. All I can say for now. If you're good I'll tell all about it.

Babooshka ramsey daily photo http://dailyphotoisleofman.blogspot.com/

26 comments:

sixstars said...

Thanks for the tips. One question is the blue of the mud flats reflected from the sky? Just wondering.

Babooshka said...

Sixstar -Yes the blue is reflected form the sky onto the slither of water. As you can see the mud is still brown but anywhere with water will gather that light and bounce the colour back. It's a favourite style I repeat often.

Pete said...

Good lighting tips thanks. The reflected blue of the sky is effective. It's something I had never really thought about before so will now be looking out for similar opportunity's. Also thanks for the link to Brett's site, stunning photos!

Cheers
Pete
www.hamilton-nz.blogspot.com

Neva said...

Very intriguing! I can hardly wait til tomorrow....

George said...

I promise to be good, so please tell us! And thanks for another good tip. I really appreciate all that you are teaching us.

Brad, Boston said...

LB,

Thanks so much for the tips. Breaking cover sounds dangerous for an undercover blogger.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Talk about high and low tide differences. Down here it's only about 2 ft in Florida.

Keith said...

Way to go Babs.

Grace and Bradley said...

Thanks for the tip on the exposure and thanks for the visit of our blog and comment

Mojo said...

That time of day, it's a constant adjustment to maintain proper exposure. Sunrise or sunset the light changes so fast you can literally watch it.

Thanks for all the tips you pass on to all of us, and another thank you for your recommendation. I'll be off to check out Mr. Trafford straightaway! If he's been your go-to guy, he must know his stuff!

And I promise... I'll be really good 'cos I wanna hear all about your newest adventure!

gogouci said...

Oooh, I can hardly wait to hear your news. Now I have a reason to be on my best behavior.

magiceye said...

lovely shades of blue!
thank you so much for brett trafford's link, his tutorials are really a value addition!

Lily Hydrangea said...

can't wait to hear more!

Olivier said...

on voit bien le siphon en action, ce mouvement donne une belle photo.
we can see the trap in action, this provides a pretty picture

Bibi said...

Ha, ha! It does look like someone pulled the plug!

Waiting to see where you're off to...and what you're up to....

Abe Lincoln said...

I think your tips are fascinating. I wish I had an ocean and tide to pull the plug for me. Nice photography.

Abraham Lincoln
My Birds Blog

Greg said...

I think it looks a lot better with the tide in :-)

Jim said...

Just amazing yet again

Dina ... UK said...

I have never played with the light settings manually...maybe I should start and practice.
I have a Nikon D40 with kit lens, hopefully I will have the nikon70/300 lens in a few weeks.....
I am a person who takes it in better if shown and explanned..LOL

Jim said...

You always have pointers that I use. So, this place is usually filled with water during high tide? I am not near an ocean so its all strange to me.

angela said...

Neat. Thanks for the tip and the link. I'm always ready to learn..

JM said...

I like the blue tones on the wet sand/mud(?). Great light!

laxeylass said...

Can't wait to hear where you have been. Was it the island or across. Laxey Bay isn not as changeable but I have seen an empty Douglas Bay. For a non Manxie you really do the island pround. I hope one appreciation is shown with an exhibition at the Sayle or St Paul's.

Tess said...

very interesting photo. I like it.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

this is a very clever photo
and thanks for the tips

Lucinda said...

I could drown in this image too. I think I need to Google the Isle of Man to find out more about it. Thanks for sharing.

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