Tuesday, October 21

Photos in "bad or difficult light" conditions

When I was walking up to Rikshospitalet (The National Hospital) yesterday morning at half past seven, I saw the morning light coming over the eastern horizon. The only camera I had available was my iPhone, but the challenges for the day light in bad weather is absolutely visible.That situation made me think of how seldom we are shooting and sharing photos in "difficult light" condition, at early and late hours.
Back at my MacBook Pro and the photo library, consisting of over 5200 images, I picked out some of the "dark" photos and will give some examples.

First more Sunrises:At Kirkeveien / Ullevål University Hospital, Oslo in February, 2008 8.30 am the cars are queuing at peak hours.
When it is completely dark in Norway the day is emerging in Shanghai, China, and you may see the sun coming at 4.23 am in May 2007. The smog is heavy and the skyscrapers at Pudong are almost goasts. In Portugal, at Vilamoura Marina, april 2008, at 7.35 am there are still some time before the crews are making the boats ready. The photo is taken from my hotel balcony.and some miles to the east and one hour later, the sun is rising over the Mediterranean Sea at Manilva Beach, Spain late September 2007 at 8.26 am
The cars are sleeping with the night snow covering footprints and surfaces outside the Morken Farm. The blue northern light can be fbeautiful at Bjorli, Norway in April 2005 twenty minutes to nine. We are preparing breakfast in the kitchen.

More often than morning photo shooting, we use to catch the sun late afternoon or in the evening when the darkness is growing.
The first photo is from Brussel and Grand Place with the city´s Town Hall / Hotel de Ville at 8.30 pm. The spotlights are on, making photos more easy.
There is no Midnight sun far south as over the North Sea outside Møre og Romsdal, Norway, but the light at 23.08 late June this year is great. The same can be used as comment half an hour later (23.35 pm) some days before at Summer soltice. Heavy rain was coming into the Storfjord and Sykkylven from the west giving this spectacular light.Returning to Asia, Singapore River and Boat Quay in May 2007 at half past seven and dinner time.and the night over Taranto, Puglia Italy first of July 2006 a quarter past nine makes the end of my choices.
Hopefully you have enjoined the show and more often use your camera in all light conditions.

11 comments:

Ida said...

Fint lys i alle bildene dine Arne. Fra flere verdenshjørner.
Takk for blikket ditt her og hos meg.
Kikk innom. :)

Ida said...

De hendene i været er nok ett annet troll, som gjemmer seg bak der. Og han kunne nok skremt meg, om han kom frem. ;)

Og ja, troll bruker klær.
Fillete kortbukser med opptil flere bøter i buksebaken, sydd med store sting med trollmors store stoppenål. ;)

RuneE said...

Noen gode poenger her, Arne - jeg vet at John leker med tanken om å starte noe langs de linjene der. Ta kontakt med ham.

Randi said...

Fine bilder, rart å se hvor forskjellig lyset er i de forskjellige verdenshjørner.
Jeg liker og ta bilder i mørket, må se om jeg tørr dra med meg stativet ut på kveldstur...må vel ha med meg en til å bære da:-)

Ha en fin dag

Ivar Ivrig said...

Har du vurdert å søke jobb som programleder i Travel Channel ? :-)
Interessant innlegg. Igjen.

Marie said...

Det er ikkje lett å få naturlege bilde når det er meir eller mindre mørkt. Synest du har mange gode eksempel på at det likevel kan bli gode resultat.

Eg var ute og køyrde seint søndagkveld. Det var skikkeleg ruskever. Skulle gjerne klart å fanga regnet som rauk vannrett i lyset frå gatelysa. Ikkje hadde eg kamera med og ikkje trur eg at eg hadde klart å formidle uveret, men det er viktig å prøve. Kanskje går me glipp av eit blinkskot ved å la vere.

GundaM said...

Et innlegg fra alle kanter egentlig... Måtte jo hit etter å ha kikket inne hos Ida;) Hva du finner inne hos oss damerne du ;0)

HIhi, kos deg videre i Oslokvelden!

Anemone said...

Man trenger så visst ikke ha sol og blå himmel for at en skal få gode bilder, de gir en stemning Arne....

Og håper de tar godt vare på deg de sykepleierne der ja..., hvis ikke tar jeg toget nedover og banker dem rett og slett opp!!

mrsnesbitt said...

dinner time....................the best time!

John said...

Fin og variert serie med bilder!

Jeg elsker å ta night shots :)

Denise said...

Wonderful photos showing difficult lighting. I am still learning how to take them.