Experiments in composure….

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Being a hobbyist photographer I am still learning about composure… I am fairly confident on the technical aspects of photography but I still struggle with composure… it maybe because I am a programmer rather than a designer in my chosen profession and my brain just doesn’t work that way… I am ok critiquing others (obviously) but I do struggle with ‘design’ in general so don’t know if thats why I struggle with it.

Today presented itself an opportunity to grab some pics of a railway bridge I pass pretty much everyday… I missed the sunrise as I was rather tired and slept in a bit… shame as I think it could have added to the pics but will make an effort next time to see if it will… I also managed to miss sunset too but this was on the opposite side to where I wanted to take the shots…

So here they are… hopefully my composure is getting a little better..

Will try these again at some point to see if sunrise adds anything to the dynamics of the shot

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Coaley Peak sunsets… well, nearly…

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Spurred on by the fact the sun was out (and even took a picture to prove it) I was looking forward to it actually going down as I wanted to have a go at a sunset picture…

The weather report suggested it would be clear tonight so decided to scope out Minch common to see if it would be a good place to have a go at a milkyway shot… it certainly should be dark enough and found decent place that I could potentially see the milkyway using the Android app Stellarium Mobile… while I was there I took a couple of shots…

Minch Common

Minch Common

I then drove on up to Coaley Peak and set up waiting for the sunset… it was just as windy and cold as the last time I went but this time I had extra layers and my coat… I had however forgotten gloves and my hands were like lumps of ice by the end of the shoot…

Sadly I didn’t get the actual sunset I was hoping for as the clouds finally rolled in to cover the sun before its finally decent behind the hills which was disappointing to say the least but here are the best ones of the afternoon in order as the sun went down…
Coaley Peak Sunset

Coaley Peak Sunset

Coaley Peak Sunset

…and finally into the golden hour…
Coaley Peak Sunset

After the last shot above the clouds rolled in, it got quite dark and I was freezing so I called it a day…

Useful Links:
The Photographer’s Ephemeris, a tool to help you plan outdoor photography in natural light

Stellarium App

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