October 1, 2011 11:10 pm
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. – J. von Goethe
Driving back after sunset from an amble around Stratford, Taranaki, I was pleased to see this dramatic church in Inglewood, the next country town. The magnificent kowhai tree in front was laden with blossom, while a branch hung down above the main floodlight.
Not only could I photograph it hand-held – a rare event in night photography – but I belatedly found the Nikon D7oo even provided for sodium vapour lighting, tucked away under the Fluorescent heading. This corrected the lighting colour, giving a very good approximation of the intense yellow the kowhai is remarkable for.
28mm; ISO 2000. 1/80th at f5.6. Sodium vapour light balance
Posted by Barney Brewster
Categories: Night photography