Good Morning, Monday. Time for the start of a new week. Along with starting a new week, I feel a new challenge starting with ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’.
The challenge for this week, as mentioned on Friday, has to do with REFLECTIONS… NIGHTTIME REFLECTIONS to be precise. As always, the door is completely open as to how this challenge is defined and created.
As you can tell from the photo above, I decided to go with a photo I took last year at one of San Francisco’s yacht clubs along the piers. It was one of the few times I’d been out and about with my Nikon at night in this area of the city. Luckily, the night was warm, the water completely still, making for a good chance at some reflections photography. I took a good number of shots at different speeds from a quarter of a second (when a little light was still in the sky), to six seconds (when darkness was full on). This was and remains my favorite shot.
Here’s a very creative take from Marie
And a nighttime Bali shot from KG
My buddy Dale’s got something very cool happening right here
Sue’s answer to the challenge was nothing less than sublime.
Know what one piece of equipment will help you get a great long exposure shot?
A tripod. I admit, I needed the tripod even on the quarter second shot. I don’t know any photographers who can get sharp photos at so slow a speed without one. Zooming in close on this and the quarter second shot and you’ll see some ‘movement’, but it’s acceptable with the majority of the shot looking pretty clean and clear.
This one’s received some treatment to smooth out the look and give a dream-like quality. I also darkened down the colors just to experiment.
Considering adding your voice and creativity to the challenge?
It’s not too hard. Create a post with a similar title to the one above. Your NIGHTTIME REFLECTIONS can be expressed in any way you want. In your tags don’t forget to use #CosPhoChal, AND lastly, you can pingback by copying the URL of your completed post and pasting it into the comment section of this or Dale’s post linked above.That way anyone reading our posts can read yours too.
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