Photography 101: Home


This is not my usual home, it is where I had been travelling a couple of weeks ago – South Australia. Home to me is where I can be with my camera taking what I love best – sunsets and sunrises, beaches and piers – when I can get there in time.

Its where and when I feel the happiest – not a care in the world other than will I get this shot, I hope it turns out well, they are my only worries. The world stands still for a time, except for the sun of course, and I do not think of anything else just this and being in the here and now.

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  1. Australia is beautiful country with its nature and people – Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Gorgeous Kaz – I love the light in this 😄 A beautiful capture!

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  3. Home, they say is where your heart is. If that is with your camera, then indeed that is home

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    • Thanks Raj that’s about right. I feel most relaxed and at peace when out in nature trying my best to capture it in a photo. 🙂 Of course I love my home as well its more comfortable than nature lol

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  4. Stunning photograph! HAs the WOW factor

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  5. The more I look at this, the more I really do like the composition. As I said elsewhere, the people in the water and the cloud texture really balance the pier wonderfully.

    The overexposure oddness with the sun itself is the only aspect that bothers me about the whole image. And that can be so hard to deal with in an image like this. You almost have to create a composite image to overcome it.

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    • Thanks Josh. Yes that bothers me too. Would a polarizer have helped do you think or as you said maybe another exposure for the sun then put the two pictures together?

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      • The difference in exposure between the sun and the rest of the scene may just be too large for anything but combining two different exposures. You could experiment with a polarizing filter or even a gradated neutral density filter. But I have a feeling that at the end of the day, post production would be the best solution.

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  6. Wonderful wonderful picture … especially as I wrote a post the other day about how difficult it is to take a good sunset pic !

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  7. Love your description of “home,” Karen. And I read with interest the discussion about the sun and filters. A GND filter is the in camera choice to deal with the extremes in exposures. If you wish to deal with it in post-processing, you would need to bracket or else manually shoot one shot exposed for the shadows and one shot exposed for the sun. In either case, you would then need to combine them. I’m off to visit WC’s post too – once again, playing catchup!!

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    • I may have taken another exposure and will have to look. I cant remember if this photo was a combination of two or three shots or just one. I may have to work on this one and see. I have a ND filter – 10 stop but not sure if I used it as the sun was going down and I wasn’t shooting slow shutters….. should have remembered the glare though.

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  8. A fabulous photo Kaz, gorgeous colours you have caught on camera..

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