Available Light: Fog in Schiermonnikoog

This is yet again a gallery of photos from my visit to the island of Schiermonnikoog in the north of The Netherlands. I had already shared some before, but selected these especially for my friend  Nalinki, the host of the feature ‘Available Light’, which theme is fog.

You will see photos of the village at dawn and dusk, and those made when the ferry-boat departed to the continent.

From Dawn till Dusk

I am sharing some photos for the challenge Available Light:From Dusk till Dawn  hosted by Nalinki at this blog’s Photo Rehab.

The first set of photos were made in Porto, Portugal. I shot them in the same place, in three different moments, i.e. before, during and after sunset.

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I shot the second set of photos during sunrise. It is Amsterdam from my roof terrace, waking up for a new day.

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Using Light on the Go

It has been an interesting experience to learn more about light with photos made without automatic setting using an iPhone.

I had mentioned in this post about ISO that I don’t normally make night photography.  So, to get ready for Nalinki’s at Angles and Views, Available Light: On the Go challenge, I had to go to archive photos and look for photos where I hadn’t used the automatic settings, because I used an app on manual.

Here is what Nalinki has to say: “While using other cameras, we play around with settings and pre-set programs easily. On the smartphone, we often forget to turn off the auto settings. Do not underestimate the camera function of your phone, there are lots of settings that you can change. Increase the ISO to be more light-sensitive, use longer exposure times. You might even download some apps that allow you to better use your phone for night shots. If you need some ideas, which wheels to turn, you might like our “Start playing” entry.”

Inspired by her photos during sunset, as well as by the beautiful reflections, here is my gallery:

Nalinki, next time I will make some night photos!

Check her other posts on available light, as there is a lot you can learn to do, even if you use a smartphone camera .

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Painting with Light

I am learning from Nalinki and her gorgeous photos and tips, explained in her post Available Lighthow to paint with light in photography. In fact it is about practicing with long exposure and zooming in.

I was supposed to take a tripod and get somewhere steady, not on a boat, to start my learning session. As I was readying myself, my husband and I decided to go for a boat ride instead, as it was a gorgeous evening with warm temps, those that we rarely experience and cannot miss in Amsterdam.

Change of plans.

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Playing with the Blue Moon

I had not thought about shooting the Blue Moon because my one and only attempt to shoot the full moon in the past wasn’t very successful. I told myself that I would learn more and try again, but I let it go.

Seeing the post on the Blue Moon from Deborah Druckker at Notes Tied on the Sagebrush, made me want to learn how to do it.

As I had planned to experiment with zoom in light following Nalinki’s Available Light tips, I set out to do both. I made some moon photos but wasn’t planning to post, as the shots were not yet sharp. Well, I was shooting from a moving boat. Well, that is a long story for another day….

In the following day I went out for another try, now on shore, and with a tripod. It was a slightly better session. I after trying different shutter speeds and aperture, and making many mistakes, I found out what I should do to get a sharper moon.

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