Archives for posts with tag: harbour

Resolution #whatever: make more photos and post them!

20140101-102358.jpg

20140101-102423.jpg

 

Anglers

 

This was taken on Saturday morning as I took the dog on his usual route through the harbour and into the park. The high tide had brought out a few early morning anglers and there was a nice soft light coming through the remains of the morning mist.

dysartwhiteboats

 

In this image I played around a lot with the exposure slider in Lightroom. It was a bright day which often isn’t great for photographs but I wanted to see if I could give it a different feel and began to experiment. It’s a bit too much I think, but I quite like the theme of white running across the composition.

moon

 

Well, my version of the moon which is really a porthole on a boat down in the harbour. ┬áIt has two men in the moon – the reflection of the top of my head as well as the scratches and reflections which provide a smiley face.

thewhiteboat-67

 

There are a number of these boats down in the harbour, all still in beautiful condition and the subject of much care and attention from their owners. Yawls, they are called, from the Dutch ‘Jol’. When you visit the Harbourmaster’s House on the quayside there are maps showing the old trade routes from Dysart in the 17th and 18th Centuries which run across to Holland, the low countries and Norway. The most visible trade routes these days are the supermarket lorries – Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco – making deliveries to the town.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We have had one warm sunny day in what feels like an age, and the light was great – bright but with a bit of mist out on the sea. My dog is getting used to the the routine: walk, photos, walk. He usually does his best to get in the frame but he was more interested in the remains of a sandwich in a bag under a boat.

dysart harbour

 

Here is another picture from the harbour using the 10 stop NF filter. 8 seconds at f11. I quite like the 2 halves of the busy harbour composition in the top half and the way the long exposure calms this down below. Yin and yang I suppose.

harbourlongexp

 

As I mentioned lsat week, here is a long exposure image of Dysart Harbour. 8 second to be precise – I still think I have to guess until I remember that digital records all that kind of data whereas with film and light meter it was a case of one elephant, two elephant…

The water was very calm, just gentle swells of water coming through the harbour entrance so it created more of a sheen than anything, which I like. I was thankful to the angler who remained very still, unaware of the needs of the ND filter

 

I don’t often read the emails from WordPress but the one about picture galleries caught my eye. I have struggled to get the gallery function to work well but they’ve really sorted it out now. It’s good for sets like this where I want to present a flavour of the harbour. All of these photos were taken on a recent walk around in the cold morning light. I have quite a lot of images from the harbour so I can work on ‘a best of’ to present as a set.

 

I tend to explore the same places again and again with the camera. A lot of my photographs are taken in a relatively small geographical area – Ravenscraig Park, Dysart Harbour, the Fife coast and woods. Dog walks basically!