By Richard Broom Photography
June 11, 2017
Just caught the sun as it was going down…
The Sunset Over the Marina Tonight
The Sea Far Below and the Sky High Above…
The Little Red Number
Beautiful, well done Richard!
stunning – what settings were you using…
AWESOME! Beautiful lighting.
The colours are amazingly menacing!
Thank you. Assisted by a bit of Photoshop skulduggery!
Thank you. A bit of Photoshop smoke and mirrors!
I used the ‘what the camera was set at’ setting. I looked out of the window just as the sun was setting, picked up the camera and dashed outside and fired off a shot. Then, a little Photoshop and there it was. As with all my images – lucky shots at the best of times!
Many thanks John. As usual, a lucky shot. The sun did all the work!
I had to ask the question because I’m trying to get away from the ‘auto’ setting and learn a bit more about my camera…
I was at the Amsterdam botanical gardens again yesterday taking photographs of flowers (brace yourself!). I stayed firmly on auto! It’s so much easier. I only go to manual when I’ve got plenty of time and, usually, when I’ve got the camera on a tripod (not often) and when I’m taking photographs of things that don’t hop about (static aircraft). I’m sure there are photographers out there who scoff at people who stick to auto all the time but, by and large, the camera does a better job than I do and, it’s my camera and I’ll auto if I want to!! The one place where I stayed firmly in auto was when I was taking photographs of aircraft. With the camera on a tripod, I could have very long exposures with the aperture set to pin hole size. This gives a deep depth of field and worked well when taking a ‘nose to tail’ shot of an aircraft. Exposures (in a dark aircraft museum) could be up to 30 seconds and that introduced grain and shot I shot HDR and then stacked images to get rid of the grain but that really is a labour of love. When I went to auto, it’s quite straight forward to move the aperture and shutter setting around whilst looking through the viewfinder where the little lights tell you when you’re correctly set. I use Canon cameras and it is really easy to do manual when you work out what all the flashing lights mean. It can’t be difficult because I can do it!!! R
Yes, what I don’t like about my camera on auto is that it fiddles with the colours…
I shoot in camera raw and that means I can fiddle with the colours but never sure if having all the power that raw processing brings is a good thing. But, I work on the basis that there is no such thing as a bad photograph and if I like it, then that’s the main thing. If other people like it, then it is a bonus. My legacy to the world will be a pile of badly coloured, out of focus images!
Wow, love that!
Many thanks. Richard
I’ve tried camera raw but it takes a lot of space, and my current computer programs do not seem to be able to cope with it… All fun
YEs, RAW files can be HUGE! I buy removable/portable hard drives to store my images on. I see RAW processing as ‘get me out of trouble’ processing (some would call it cheating!). But, it all keeps me off the streets!