Yesterday I traveled on our island ferry both at sunrise and sunset and realized once again how productive of interesting photographs these moments can be when many simply put their cameras away . Perhaps they are working from older 'rule of thumb' understandings that a well exposed photograph needs plenty of light, preferably from behind the photographer. With digital cameras however one can venture deep into darkness or peer straight into the light source and just generally mess around with older standard practice. The results can be exciting and expressive.
the shore but keeps the boat in shadow.
How rich that first light is!
|The glare of morning light invades |
the shadows at Indian Point and Russell Island
|The ferry trip tonight lasted from sunset to well into darkness|
but the Samsung digital mini camera just kept right on working!
The above two photographs were taken with the zoom function
and as the ferry is vibrating the photos are fuzzy.
But I find them very expressive.