Wednesday, January 27, 2010

bathe in gold

bathe in gold

There is specific time of a day when the quality of the light is just pleasant. At early and late hours of the day time, the colour of the sun-rays is mellow, rich in warm hues--pink, orange, gold--void completely of any harshness that is associated with the mid-day light. Golden hours; thus do I think of them.

When the light is 'right' and the scene is there, there is very little chance anyone will miss a good shot with a minimal effort. Such was my luck when I encountered these yachts in Williamstown. All I had to care about was to put on a gradual gray ND8 filter (to bring the lightness of the sky and the water much closer). And voila, do I like the gold tones!

If there was one thing I could wish for, I'd only wish I could rise 10m above ground so that the whole expanse of the yachts would stretch in front, leading to the distant Westgate Bridge, that is now barely visible in the background in this picture. I'd love the depth of that picture.

Location: Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/50s
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 50mm
Filter: Gradual gray ND8
Flash: No
Tripod: No

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