As photographers we are repeatedly advised, in order to keep improving take as many photographs as you can. So last Saturday night I did – mostly I experimented and ended up with this beauty.
As you can see I am somewhat taken by the Malabar headland, and in particular this pillbox – on this occasion I was aware that the moon would be rising so I wanted to get a shot of the pillbox with the moon as a feature.
I arrived an hour before moonrise, so not to let any opportunity pass, I though I would do some light painting. I had two speedlights, one with a gel that I had made as per instructions here. I painted the inside using one speedlight covered with a gel and the outside lit using a speedlight with out any gels. I had been here before and lit up the entire structure with out gels and this version is much more interesting.
When I got home to have a look at the shots in PhotoShop, I was pleased with the results, I adjusted for the green in the sky from the city glow, brought the the blue out a bit and gave it a some saturation and clarity. All in all not too bad I think.
What happen to the moon idea, mm well, it was going to be too late before it moved into frame as I wanted it, it was cold and windy, so off to a warm bed for me. It was not totally wasted though, it has given me an idea for another post, so stay tuned.
Until next time.