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Wellington Bowl

By TrevBatWCC    
Following on from my Wellington Pier upload, Wellington Bowl is the building at the end of this short pier. (You can see a bit of it on the left hand edge of my previous upload). Taking a walk round to the back, I was amazed at the beautiful colours of the building's lighting, which kept changing every few seconds, cycling from red to blue to magenta to green - not necessarily in that order - but presented in that order here as taken.
Again, each shot taken hand-held at ISO 1600 and a slightly slower shutter speed of 1/8 second.
A few have commented in my previous upload about getting sharp hand-held images at these slow shutter speeds, so my tips are:
Get your self relaxed and stand with feet slightly apart.
Tuck both elbows in so they rest against the sides of your body.
Hold your breath (neither fully inhaled in or fully exhaled out!).
Don't jab at the shutter button, but very gently squeeze down on it until it fires.
Having Vibration Reduction turned on does help too! Smile

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, and tweaked in Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Architecture Specialist and abstract Great yarmouth Christmas day Night-time Wellington Pier Wellington Bowl

Voters: CarolG, Suzicoo, SlowSong and 32 more

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
24 Jan 2014 10:29AM
A wonderful display of lighting, Trev, great captures. I always hold my breath when taking macro images, sometimes for a very very long time Grin Carol

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SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
24 Jan 2014 11:12AM
Good tips for hand held shots Trev. I tend to take the shots fairly quickly before I've had time to think about holding my breath etc. If I try too hard I always get the shakes. Smile

Good shots of the colours, although I'd hate to live near it.
x
ColleenA Plus
4 317 3 Australia
24 Jan 2014 11:40AM
A great shot Trev, and a lot to remember , the easier option is to put the camera on a tripod and use a remote cableGrinGrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 12:03PM
Four beautifully illuminated pictures Trev. Thanks for the tips. Peter.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 12:23PM
Love, love, love this series. The colour is terrific.
24 Jan 2014 1:10PM
Colors clean bowled me..
really lovely and covetable.
24 Jan 2014 1:26PM
An absolutely stunning sequence, Trev!Smile
Such wonderful colours - brilliant!
Great advice, too - thank you!

Richard
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 1:27PM
Very good night shots, Trev - though I wouldn't like to live opposite, either!
Wise words, too, for those who haven't tried such photography. Perhaps worth adding that the longer the focal length lens, the greater the wobble!
Regards
Bill
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
24 Jan 2014 2:17PM
These are really good and difficult to pick a favourite.

Albert
JOKEN 7 3 10 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 2:37PM
Simply brilliant. Love your tips on hand held shots
Ken
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
24 Jan 2014 4:24PM
Wonderful colours with the lighting Trev.
Good set.
Mick.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 4:35PM
A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured set of lowlight images Trevor, each one bursting with wonderful neon colour and decoration "Superb"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 5:55PM
Love those colours you have captured Trev
Beautifully composed
Lillian
pamelajean Plus
10 958 1818 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 8:23PM
It must be wonderful to watch the changing colours. Of all the colours here, I like V4's the best.
Had no idea the building lit up like that Trevor, suppose I've only seen it in daylight, mind you it's a while since I've driven down to Yarmouth. I try and hold my breath too as cannot be bothered to lug a tripod around with me, I find them a menace..

Ruth
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
25 Jan 2014 8:24PM
Excellent technique again, Trev and some lovely colours. The lights on Tower Bridge did this during the Queens Diamond Jubilee. I used a long exposure and the colours over-lapped giving a muddy purple colour!! Sad

Dave
moiral 6 12 Scotland
26 Jan 2014 9:37AM
Beautiful and great tips too Trev. Moira
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 10:11PM
Great tips Trev..... Love these images....

Quote:at the end of a short pier
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Hope knowbody told you to take a long walk on hereWinkTongueSad
Diane
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
28 Jan 2014 8:44AM
Good colours and timing Trev
R.

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