Sunday, 29 October 2017

Brown's Shaft at Night: Broken Hill Workshop

This is an HDR shot, three frames, of Browne's Shaft, one of the many disused mining shafts you see dotting the Broken Hill landscape. It's part of the town landscape and a good spot to practice lighting at night...
Same place, 20 mins later. This was a single shot lit up using a handful of small LED torches (I forgot to bring my bigger LED torch this time). Exposure is 20 seconds at f4.5, ISO 400 - even though the sky appears dark, there's still a lot of ambient light about which mixes nicely with the LED torch light
Later still, with a more powerful LED head torch and a slight change of White Balance to give a different colour
Five frame HDR shot of the water tank at the back of Browne's Shaft. To the eye the sky appeared quite dark but to the camera with a 20 second exposure it illuminates like daylight. The processing using the new version of Aurora HDR 2018 gave it a really eerie colouration which I quite liked.
Same place 40 mins later with a much longer (single) exposure and a moving illumination gives an amazingly eerie look to the landscape. Keeping the sky a bit dark brought out the stars quite nicely.

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