For this exercise the objective is to take a look at the lighting difference from sunrise to sunset. The aim is to take a picture every hour at least to show the suns movement, light temperature and shadows perhaps.
I have chosen a location not too far away so I can keep going back sunrise is 7.15 and sun set is 5.15. The first images are just before seven and the last at 5.30.
Initially sun rise as we are facing north the sun rises to the right of the image from behind a small hill. I have tried to show this is the shot. The first images are dark with a red yellow hint on the horizon. At different times of the year we would see some of the house lights switch on as people start to rise. We can see the clouds reflected in the water. As the day gets brighter we see the blue skies and harsh light. There were clouds on this day when there is cloud cover we can see more detail in the pavement to the left of the image. When it is bright near midday with no cloud we lose the detail of this pavement. Unfortunately there was no beautiful light neither as sunrise or sunset which in the past particularly in the summer with changes from north winds to south can be beautiful colours however being winter and with cloud cover the light is soft allowing nice images even in the midday sun. If this were summer I believe we would just see haze and harsh light which would not be flattering at midday. If I expose for the water and sky the pavement is underexposed. In the 11 am shot I exposed for the pavement which allowed us to see the shadows cast to the left of the ropes etc as the light was coming still from the right and there was not too much cloud cover to inhibit this.
Here I have added two images taken at the same spot with a slightly different perspective which show different values of light. They were taken in the summer and the sun set offered beautiful colours note also the shadow on the hills behind.
Book Light Science and Magic preparation for assignment 4.
Light art of photography working towards
Photographers with great use of light.
Photographer Gail Albert Halaban