“When shooting into the sun or other light sources, you may notice that some of your images have a unique quality to the light – this is known as a “starburst” effect. This can create a very strong focal point and add an entirely new dimension of interest to your image.“
Just like the edge cut sun challenge, I found this one difficult. I really need to spend some time reading up about the technicalities around taking these sorts of photos…and maybe actually get my SLR out rather than just using my phone. But I am an opportunist photographer, and carrying my heavy camera round is not really an option!
Given that I am mainly out and about during the day, starburst opportunities usually involve the sun. This is late afternoon on a winter’s day at Rotorua, looking through the Manuka trees at the lake.
I love moonlight too but it is so difficult to capture. This was a beautiful full moon reflecting in Lake Ngaroto one evening. So bright that when I tried to get a photo I just got this starburst. You can just see the lake and treeline between the two ‘stars’.
This one doesn’t provide a focal point but I love the effect of the lights in this concert. This is Salmonella Dub playing at The Factory in Hamilton.
The butterflies and bees are out in force right now and Hamilton Gardens with the colourful flowers is a great place to see them.
Misty morning down at Innes Common today.
Coldest day of the year so far. Ice on the windscreen and the hockey turf and the boardwalk round the lake! The light was beautiful as the sun rose.
Another blue sky day but a work day for me! Never mind it’s a day off tomorrow!! I escaped at the end of the day just in time to buy some new running shoes!
Don’t forget to look up!
Another piece of artwork created over the weekend at Steele Park, Grey Street.
Early morning hockey training means walks around the lake again. What a beautiful morning!
Hamilton. Rain. That’s it! The cat couldn’t decide whether to come in or go out, so decided to sit in the flower bed.
I can see this month’s photos could get a little repetitive….
Oxfam training took me to the Taitua Arboretum today. Just a short blast but time to do a handstand in the bamboo tunnel.
Back to work! I love long weekends, that extra day makes all the difference especially when you get away somewhere and escape!
I had a great session working with a group of teachers today, though. Lots of good conversations and hopefully they gained plenty from it to move forwards.
Dropped my hire car off in town and walked back home along the river to get some fresh air and stretch my legs. Interesting to compare the rail bridge and the road bridge – different eras, different materials.