Between The Dog & The Wolf

August 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Heiss_Portfolio-_GAH1398Heiss_Portfolio-_GAH1398Between The Dog & The Wolf The time and the place mean so much to any artist but perhaps to photographers most of all. We (photographers) can't recreate in the studio post capture as easily as a painter for example (who probably uses photographs as reference material in any case). No, we must get it right at the time. Which means a lot of journeys chasing the light (I travel 80 miles to get to Dungeness).. a lot can happen to the weather in 90 minutes of driving. On this day, I set off from London at about 5 pm and the sky was uniformly overcast for many miles, even sprinkled with showers... but despite my doubts I knew how easily this weather could change for the better beside the sea... coastal areas have their own micro systems it seems - certainly Dungeness, in Kent does!

I was blessed with a good two hours of lingering twilight  around sunset- with a great pattern of clouds scudding across the sky. iId walked the length of the one and only road and photographed several dwellings - single storey- wooden buildings when I saw this view. The lights on in the house were part of the ambience (Todd Hido is always in my head these days).. and then just as I had et up and made an initial exposure test, a figure appeared and paused in the window of the bungalow.. they stayed still for a few seconds. Amazing!! Long enough to take three frames, this one being the one with least movement! 

Taken on an X Pro 1 with 18mm (I think).. what does it matter?? I work on them quite a bit in Lightroom to reveal all the nuances...


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