Blogging 101 and Serenity 2
As some of you know I am participating in the current blogging 101 course. In today’s assignment we have been asked to publish a post based on our own, personalized take on a Daily Prompt. Even though I have already published one post for serenity (see here), I thought I would publish a second post on my interpretation of this theme.
Yesterday afternoon I went on a trip to Pukerau Bay, New Zealand expressly to make some images. The timing was perfect as it is a long weekend for me (Wellington Anniversary Weekend). I took some recently acquired filters with me and was planning on applying some compositional techniques I had recently read about – looking particularly at the flow of water. Today I have been looking through the images. Even though it was a windy day, the techniques used (long shutter speed) gave me a more serene feel to the final images than I was feeling when on location.
Pukerau Bay is a little to the north of Wellington (New Zealand’s capital city). My aim was to arrive by 5pm and to stay there until sunset (8.50pm). High tide coincided with sunset.
So shortly after arriving I played round with filters a bit with the aim of finding interesting patterns of flowing water. I used both neutral density and graduated neutral density filters. Next time I would aim for simpler compositions but I am interested in the patterns and leading lines generated.
Later in the evening, the sky became more interesting with a break in the clouds, adding another dimension to the day.
I am sure this is a venue I will return to with my camera. In the meantime, I will leave with with a selection of photos from the day. A larger version of the images below can be seen by clicking on them.