158. Night blossom in Gothic

October 1, 2011 11:10 pm

158. Night blossom in Gothic

Night blossom in Gothic. 8.24pm, 30 September 2011

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

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Barney Brewster – NZ Landscape Photographer

Based in Nelson, Barney loves to capture the New Zealand landscape, mostly through long exposures at dusk or after dark.