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Seeing red

dudler

Time for an update: I still use film, though. Not vast quantities, but I have a darkroom, and I'm not afraid to use it.

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Seeing red

18 Nov 2020 10:05AM   Views : 281 Unique : 196

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A challenge for you… Now that the paths of the more rural walks (in my case, usually, the canal towpaths) are getting a bit claggy, and the evenings darker, it may make sense to have a walk in the early evening, after it’s got dark.

You will need to wind the ISO right up, and it will be a problem with older cameras, if you’re limited to 1600 or 3200 ISO, particularly if you haven’t got a wide-aperture lens. But give it a go anyway… Ideal settings are up round the 6400+ region, and apertures of f/4 and wider. Use Aperture priority, even if you usually don’t, and you can dial in -1 stop of exposure compensation if you like…

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And just go out and shoot. Catch the street lights through the leaves, or reflecting from the wet road. If you’re a member of a camera club of the more traditional persuasion, you can liven things up by putting one of your images in for a monthly competition, and let me know how unkind the judges were. Alternatively, post something on here.

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If you’re feeling adventurous, go and explore one of those walks that you did in the summer, with your heaviest footwear on – and possibly with a walking stick for added stability. I tried a route that I’d not done for a month, and found that the structure of the trees is suddenly visible. The world has changed again. And it’s still beautiful.

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dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1734 England
18 Nov 2020 10:08AM
No leaves were harmed in the production of this blog...
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
18 Nov 2020 9:06PM
I'm one step behind you John.

I've been photographing a fairly local stretch of canal since the spring, cataloguing the changes, in all weathers.

Going down there in the dark is the next, and for this year, probably the final, step.

Unless it snows . . .

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