Theresa Rice  

Pride by Theresa Rice

June 2020 - Pride

About the Image(s)

This is a re-edited image from April of last year, taken at Point-No-Point with the Sony A7RIII and Sony 10-18 mm APS-C lens at 10 mm and F-4. The ISO was 2500 and the shutter speed was 2.5 seconds. I just really liked the light on the trees.

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8 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
Perfectly exposed and composed. One question: Did you light the tree or was that produced by the lights in the park setting?   Posted: 06/08/2020 14:12:38
Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
There are very powerful lights at the base of the flag that point up. This is the only time I've managed to reduce the highlights and exposure enough to keep the flagpole from being completely blown out.   Posted: 06/08/2020 18:47:48

John Zhu   John Zhu
It's a very good presentation. Three lighting points make the photo more appealing. Not sure whether the flag is focused well, or may be better to reduce its highlight.   Posted: 06/08/2020 14:25:31
Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
There's always wind out on that point, so there was some movement in the flag during the long(ish) exposure.   Posted: 06/08/2020 18:49:33

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I really like this. I wouldn't change anything.   Posted: 06/25/2020 08:45:12

Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
I like the light on the tree and the framing of the lighthouse. I kinda wouldn't mind if the bench disappeared, only because it distracts a little from the flag pole. Otherwise, I think it's a nice nighttime composition.   Posted: 06/25/2020 18:25:06

Trinda Love   Trinda Love
Fun image. I think you could straighten the flagpole a bit.
I also would suggest doing an exposure stacking with your camera tripoded up, like you had it of course, and underexposing the tree to get the light pole a bit less intense. A ton of my friends do HDR exposure on every photo they take. I tried once at Moab but couldn't edit it worth beans, so I'm suggesting something I never do myself!!!
But, i think it would be useful here. Nice for the Fourth of July too.   Posted: 06/27/2020 16:06:10

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
As someone who does a lot of night photography, I love this photo and appreciate some of the technical difficulties. From a compositional perspective, you could crop from the left (the outer tree is not necessary and from the top. This would move the lighthouse a little more off center and then create three points of interest: the flagpole the lighthouse and one tree.   Posted: 06/30/2020 04:19:56