Challenge is quite an appropriate word to describe this photo a day exercise. Do I have any suitable buildings in town that merit monochrome treatment today I asked myself. Buildings, sure, weather, not today, light all wrong. So, back to the files and suddenly, the thought light switched on! The moon from a few nights back. On that particular night we had a brilliant sky, plenty of stars, just a smidgeon of cloud and a partial moon just hanging there saying, ‘here I am, catch me if you can’.
I grabbed the camera, whacked on the lens, forgot the tripod in my haste, and grabbed the following shot, I hope you like it.
For the technically minded, although the light was adequate, I extended my zoom lens to 600mmm its longest and set the aperture at f 6.3, the lens’s widest. I jacked the IDSO up to 500 and these settings gave me a shutter speed of 1/2500th second. This was ideal as I needed a high shutter speed to ensure no camera shake because I’d not used a tripod and it’s difficult for me to hand hold the lens and camera steady because of its combined weight. That’s my excuse, the tremor of old age has nothing to do with it.
The image was recorded in colour and converted to monochrome using the presets in Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2.
Hoo roo till tomorrow.