I've been doing Kat Sloma's Find Your Eye:Journey of Recognition course, which I have really loved. It's been great to think about all the thing that I enjoy about photography and also be challenged to try new things. One of last weeks tasks was to take photos in a different light.
I would normally choose morning light because it suits me to photograph at this time and I love the soft, filtered light of the morning.
So, I decided to take photos from dark into bright light.
It was really hard. I was quite frustrated. I had this great idea to frame the Opera House with the beautiful sandstone arch. As you can see there was some difficulty getting the exposure right.
In the end I decided just to get the beautiful morning light on the sand stone.
I also had the same exposure issues with this ferris wheel. If I tried to get the texture of the fence exposed beautifully then the ferris wheel was over exposed, and if i exposed the ferris wheel well, the fence was in darkness.
I understand that these technical issues are a bit tricky because of the limitations of the camera sensors and some of these thing could perhaps be sorted out in post-processing.
I was quite happy with this one below.
As frustrating as it was to be unable to find the right settings, I did enjoy the experience of having a go.