Exercise: variety with low sun.
Aim: The aim of this exercise is to demonstrate the advantages and options when shooting in low sun.
Approach and results: After waiting for a clear afternoon/evening I chose a couple of local spots that would provide me with the views that I wanted; those being front, side, back and rim lighting situations.
Frontal lighting - The following shot was taken into the sun (not directly). I chose the fountain so that the sun would highlight the water droplets. The rest of the fountain is a silhouette. The shutter speed was always going to be fast because of the strong sunlight which meant that the water droplets would be frozen. I liked the way that the sun has picked up all the individual droplets, including the spray at the bottom and also the way the strong sunlight has penetrated the leaves in the foreground making them light up. I was also attracted by the way that the shape of the fountain has guided the growth of the plants in the main bowl, falling like a curtain with the water following suit.
|F6.3 1/500sec ISO200|
|F4 1/1000sec ISO200|
|F5.6 1/500sec ISO200|
|F5.6 1/60sec ISO200|