Saturday, March 25, 2006

Dark And Moody

Normally I don't like haze in a photo unless it adds something to the scene. The photo below is an example of when haze is OK because it creates a very moody and evocative setting.

What makes the haze interesting is the light from the setting sun is adding an amazing, ethereal glow to the sea spray. So the photo is a combination of good light, interesting weather and of course good timing.

It is always a good idea to try and convey emotion in a photo as well as good colour and light so try to take advantage of this type of landscape setting.

Unfortunately this scene didn't last very long otherwise I would have moved to a better location and taken some more shots of the beach in the distance with the telephoto lens of the camera to accentuate the depth of field.

Incidentally I was using the Sony H1, a 5 Megapixel camera which features a very good lens and colour sensor. Sony is introducing an upgraded model in June which is eagerly anticipated.

If you are interested in buying a good quality digital camera then the Sony H series is hard to beat.

This photo was taken at St Kilda Beach near my home in Dunedin.

The photo was taken at about 7:40 pm in mid February. Camera: Sony H1 Settings: 1/320s, f5.6, ISO100, focal length 20mm, 0 ev

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