Kirsti Näntö-Salonen  

New Year by Kirsti Näntö-Salonen

January 2022 - New Year

January 2022 - Kirsti Näntö-Salonen

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January 2022 - Kirsti Näntö-Salonen


About the Image(s)

here is "New Year" . This was taken on a bridge where you can see the Turku harbor on the left and a small headland of residential area on the right. I was fascinated by the sharp difference between the cold white sparkle of the harbor and the warm cozy lights of the homes. I cropped it to panorama format and tried to emphasize the difference by decreasing the saturation and increasing the lightness of the few colors in the harbor, and increasing the saturation of the yellows of the homes in Capture One 21. Fuji XT-2, tripod. Aperture priority, f 22 (for the starbursts - did not work very well though), ISO 1600, 7.5 s. - Would it have been better to leave some yellow and blue in the harbor scene?

9 comments posted

Joan Field   Joan Field
Please ignore the top original. I don't know what's going on, but it keeps coming up It doe not belong to Kristi.
Joan   Posted: 01/02/2022 18:15:03

Joan Field   Joan Field
Kristi, You have doe a good job both in seeing the interesting comparison in lighting and in taking a shot that was difficult at that time of night. Did you stand on the bridge to take the shot, or the side of the road? It is slightly unsharp to me, but I have been having trouble with my eyes dues to macular degeneration., so am not sure. I really like the idea of the colored lights in one section and the bright whiles in another. What that has to do with the New Year is a bit obtuse, however It does show us an interesting contrast between the tungsten lights of the homes and the less friendly bright white lights of the harbor and urban subjects. The cruise ship is interesting.   Posted: 01/15/2022 14:35:09
Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Thank you, Joan! I do agree about the title - this was simply taken on New Years Eve last year, and it felt to me like a transition between the old and something new coming in. It was taken with a tripod from a bridge, but it is not perfectly sharp - I think that this might actually give it kind of an impressionistc touch?   Posted: 01/16/2022 15:30:45

Bruce Kocen   Bruce Kocen
Wonderfull reflections . Like that the brighter side is slightly larger and the middle refection seems to fade into the dark side. Enjoyed it a lot.   Posted: 01/15/2022 18:12:41
Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Thanks, Bruce! I am glad that you liked it - it is one of my favourites.   Posted: 01/16/2022 15:33:26

Billy Sinclair   Billy Sinclair
Hi Kirsti, I really like the contrast between the cold white lights of the harbor and warm lights of the residential area - good observation on your part. I think it helped to remove the yellow and blue colors from the harbor, they detract from the cold effect that you wanted to document. I also think that the panorama format is very beneficial. I think the starbursts might make the photograph appear a bit blurred. Would it help to use f11 ? Good job. Regards Billy   Posted: 01/16/2022 18:26:42
Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Thanks Billy! I will try that next time!
- congratulations on the showcase image!   Posted: 01/17/2022 12:55:26

Linda Mui   Linda Mui
Hi Kirsti, You do have a good eye observing the contrast between the light and the warm tones. I like the reflections as well. However I would prefer this image to be sharper. Happy 2022!   Posted: 01/17/2022 15:25:32

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Thanks, Linda! You are right! Would repeat the exercise but the water is all frozen now.   Posted: 01/18/2022 14:20:04


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