So here we are five days into February and I haven't even posted what my theme for this month is going to be - shame on me!! Well it is another of my favourite techniques, which needs to be mastered on my part and that is low light photography and slow shutter speeds. I just love low light images, something special about them. Last weekend brought a full moon, so there I was with my extremely understanding husband down on Towan Beach, in the bitter cold photographing the moon reflecting on the sea and star trails!!!!!! As it was my first attempt I was pleased with the results but they are by no means brilliant - I have along way to go before I feel confident in this area.
I'll show you a couple that were taken a minute apart at 7.40pm, the first had a 6 sec shutter and the second 20 secs.
I find it hard to believe the second one was taken at night. The moon and its reflection are
burnt out. The little white dots are stars - not marks on my lens - (well I don't think they are anyway!)
This next image is one of my first attempts at star trails. I will try this again but not with a full moon.
The shutter speed on this was 69 secs. I actually like this image, probably because of the shades of blue.
Anyway hope you enjoy.