Well I have got a small collection of images from this boat shed. I know everyone gets tired of seeing it but the reality is, that it is quite a gorgeous spot and makes for magnificent photographs. I have been to this location many times and have always been the only one there. Last night was quite different. I rocked up at the same time as another fella and the only thing going through my mind as we walked down to the shed from our cars was ‘i gotta beat him to get the spot i want!’ Im happy to say I got the spot I wanted… maybe its cause I had a bigger camera…
After 15 or so mins that bloke decided to leave only to be immediatly replaced by another photographer who was just starting and was very enthusiastic. Says he got into it to stay fit and stay away from the computer! We had a bit of a chat before he left right as a third bloke and to girls rocked up. This third bloke was also very nice and seemed mighty impressed with my work. He set his gear up on the step up behind where i was sitting (no chance that I stand and shoot!) and stayed for the remainer of the evening.
All these guys were disappointed with the conditions and I must admit after watching the skys yesterday I had expected it to be quite different. However I knew there was no use complaining about the sunset as yet again it was gonna be the dusk light that would produce the best photograph. The water was already very calm and the tide was very high so with nice long exposures it became glassy which tied in perfectly with the sky. At this point, my white balance selection was the key to capturing these magnificent blues and I am very pleased with the results.
Shot at f16, 20secs, iso 200 stitched from 8 images on the 5D mk2
One thing that reminded me of when I first started shooting was that all the blokes asked the same question, ‘what shutter speed are you using?’
Funny because I used to think a similar way as if that was the most important thing. Now all I really think about is what aperture do I want for this image? And quite often I then select the shutter speed I want by tying it in with the appropriate iso setting… most the time anyway.