Tim's One Photograph a Day

The River Adur in Shoreham, at Dusk.

River Adur & Ferry Bridge.

River Adur: Looking across to Shoreham Beach (Bungalow Town).

Looking across to Shoreham Beach (Bungalow Town).

The bridge is Ferry Bridge, featured a couple of days ago. It connects the town of Shoreham-by-Sea with Shoreham Beach on the other side of the River Adur.

I had purposely gone out to take some long-exposure shots. Having left it a bit late, I had missed the best of the “Blue Hour”. The sky had clouded over, and the lighting was dull.

Initially, I planned to take some photographs at the station. However, I decided to go further into the town. I took a couple in the pedestrian precinct, which came out reasonably well, then moved on to the main road.

I took a few more shots there, but again the sky was a bit too dark. There was too much contrast between the lit and unlit areas. Turning round to head back, I noticed the reflections in the River Adur, and the attractive, moonlit sky.

Getting myself into position, I could see that the lighting here was perfect. The sky was lightly peppered with clouds, which were moving slightly in the gentle breeze. The bridge was well lit, and the ambient light from the main road filled the foreground nicely. Two brightly coloured boats in the foreground add a perfect focal point.

With a 2-minute exposure, the motion has been captured in the clouds, giving that wonderful streaking effect. The navigation lights on the bridge give an intense splash of colour, echoed by their reflections in the River Adur. All in all, very happy with the result of tonight’s outing!

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 3 Oct 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 14mm
  • F/11
  • 120 Sec
  • ISO 200

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