A study in how the light changes in the two hours leading up to sunset.
Image times: 18:03, 19:25, 20:01 (around sunset).
The first two were taken at 250mm with a Tamron 70-300mm, and the last one with a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 (and slightly cropped). All images were taken with the same white-balance in-camera and during RAW conversion.
For full disclosure, I should note that today's late afternoon light was somewhat unusual, as the day had been very hot, and a northerly wind had been blowing topsoil from areas inland. As a consequence, the sun was being filtered through a red dusty haze.
Update Jan-12: At the time of posting I didn't know the extent of the bushfires on Eyre Peninsula. In retrospect, I think a lot of the redness of the haze was due to smoke at high altitudes, blown over from the west by the incoming cool change.
BHR wrote, on 11 January 2005, at 8:27AM:
Great photo study - more of these type of posts are required on the web.
ViSuaLLyMiNDeD wrote, on 11 January 2005, at 7:58PM:
I like the first and third ones. In the second one the light is very soft and beautiful, but it makes the plant itself look transparent and 'weak'. In the third one especially the plant looks very solid and clean; I also like the blurred background in the third one, very simple and beautiful shot.
miles wrote, on 12 January 2005, at 3:59PM:
Interesting study in light.
Benny wrote, on 12 January 2005, at 6:08PM:
I agree with the others...great use of light on these. Great use of dof as well, you made the backgrounds very non-distracting, great job! =)
X_x_e_m_z_x_X wrote, on 30 September 2007, at 4:44AM:
dis 1 is better i LUV IT fifi