Sanford Morse  

Luminary Night by Sanford Morse

January 2020 - Luminary Night

January 2020 - Sanford Morse


About the Image(s)

This is "Luminary Night" on our island. Fujifilm X-T1, XF16mm f2.8, 5 sec. at f5, ISO 800 on a tripod. A touch of Luminar 4. This night had a perfect balance of blue hour: nice sky, luminary lights.

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9 comments posted

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
I like the blue and violet tones captured in this shot. Sometimes less is more. I think with the cropping I've included beliew the foreground luminaries fall on the 1/3 vertical line. Wonderful image.   Posted: 01/06/2020 09:42:27
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Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Good point. I cropped as I did to include the fence in the foreground for perspective.   Posted: 01/06/2020 10:45:29

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A great image Sanford. I love the colors, the time of day and the slight panorama presentation. While I understand your desire to have a foreground element for perspective, with this particular image I must agree with Trey. In my humble opinion, and the last thing I want to do is offend, is that there is not enough of the fence in the image to be considered a foreground. To me, in this particular image, it is a distraction that has been tried to be minimised. You say this was taken on "your island", does that mean a re-shoot is possible? Maybe if you re-shot it and tried to make the well itself the foreground element, for a more "confined" background? What do you think?   Posted: 01/11/2020 20:13:52
Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
No offense taken. Reshoot is in a year. Glad it was fog.   Posted: 01/13/2020 10:39:39

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Sanford - is the "luminary" part of a holiday tradition? I like the colors. The lighting from the luminaries is nice. Compositionally, I do agree with Trey and Ian that the fence should be cropped out.   Posted: 01/13/2020 09:03:19

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
I agree with all. Crop is the answer. I wanted a foreground, but also the full ruins and the sky, so I couldn't get as much of the fence as I would have liked. Crop is the right answer. It is a holiday tradition: one night, three hours. The luminaries line the road two miles to our marina, and in front of most homes on the side roads. Quite spectacular, unless it rains.   Posted: 01/13/2020 10:37:42

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
I really like the night shot. The lights and colors make it a very interesting and beautiful picture.   Posted: 01/13/2020 13:01:04
Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Thanks, Jay. My first serious effort at night photography. I'm hooked.   Posted: 01/13/2020 15:50:21

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
I too like the image and despite I dislike post processing I must say that in this case it's fantastic. I agree about the cropping   Posted: 01/14/2020 04:30:04