Since we have been back at Fobney Lock, Thames Water have been lighting up the area! I decided to capture this illumination.
For whatever reason, these lights seem to have been on 24/7. At night, they create this fantastic effect. The long exposure captures this effect beautifully.
An added interest has been caused by the wind. The trees take on a ghostly look as their movement is frozen in time.
An additional benefit is the reflection in the river – part of the Kennet & Avon Canal. We had been moored opposite this last time we were here, but we have moved further up this time!
I have kept the ISO low (100) to ensure good saturation. As there are no direct lights in the image, the aperture does not need to be particularly small, so I have gone for a fairly large F/5 so I can keep the shutter speed relatively short. A little bit of HDR treatment rounds off this image of illumination.
- Taken: 12 September 2017
- Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
- Focal Length 24mm
- 30 Sec
- ISO 100