Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

Welcome, welcome 'o weary traveler... from where do you cometh? Are you seeking new lands to conquer, perhaps planning a visit to the Philippines? Or are you simply feeling home-sick and hungry for photographs of home? Whatever, feel free to look or share. An adventure awaits.

I try to post new images weekly from my travels across this beautiful land. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or two. Or write me a note, I'd love to hear from where you cometh. Enjoy. Bobby ( Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.

Monday, July 30, 2012

#184 Blurred in Blue

Why not try something new today?

During the blue hour it's almost bright enough to see the horizon, yet it's still too dark to take sharp pictures. Metering off the water, I will need a 16-second exposure... but steady lapping waves will keep this boat in constant motion... and that's a problem... or is it? Wait... Why not build that swaying motion right into my composition? A tack sharp horizon with the foreground blurred in blue? Will it work? Fiddle... fiddle.. done. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: During the blue hour, a steady tripod is a must. Meter for your mid-tones even if it means part of your composition may be too dark. That's how a scene looks like during the blue hour, and that's how you want your final photograph to turn out.)

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