boating on Gordons Bay
Following on from my previous version of this composition with a long exposure (https://blog.avernus.com.au/muted-maritime-dreams/) I also made a ‘conventional’ style shot, I really wanted the lines of the boat rack to shine through and compliment the little aluminum boat but trying to get enough space around it was difficult and it felt like my lens was never quite wide enough 🙂
The clouds did come to the party in this case and put on a nice show as the sun rose behind them (you can see this in the LE version too), even with the sun being shadowed by the clouds the dynamic range in the scene was still very large and as a result this frame is the culmination of 3 bracketed shots to maintain the the shadow detail, particularly in the foreground below the boat.
I don’t like to present two shots of the same composition, but I think it’s a good example how the mood of a shot can be drastically changed by the shutter speed, plus my pano of this location failed to stitch 🙁 so single vertical composition it is..
Nice day for a little boating adventure too.
3 Bracketed shots manually blended in
D750 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @16mm Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 0.6 seconds (neutral frame)
out front – Lee Graduated Filter 0.9x and the Hoya Circular Polariser.