The Point of Lonsdale
As most of you know I went away last weekend. I went to Ocean Grove to stay with two friends who I have been helping learn photography, or to take better photos, not that I have to do much now, but I still get asked the odd question. On the first early morning we went to Point Lonsdale. I have to confess I love Point Lonsdale and it is fast becoming a favourite place for me to photograph. It is the first time I have been back since this jetty was opened and now all the work is done on it. It does have that new look, but I am sure it will age with the weather.
We were there for sunrise, but it wasn’t much of one, though the clouds got some good colour in them. It was great to be able to work out onto the jetty and take photos and make the jetty the focus of some photos rather than trying to avoid showing the work being done on it.
Near the end of the post I am going to put a gallery with a number of images. The images in this part are the reasonable straight images, meaning I have processed them basically, but the ones in the gallery have all been through Color Efex or Silver Efex and have been given treatments with those.
The sun had come up a lot more and I was almost at the end here. I love the light in this image, it could be morning or evening. I have enhanced it quite a bit. Behind me, the sky was full of clouds and the light wasn’t so good.
This is a image I strived to get for some time, one with the jetty and the lighthouse all in the same compositions. I know the light house is in the middle, but I wasn’t sure exactly how to do this, and perhaps it’s something I will have to go back and try sometime. I just to play, though I wonder if it wouldn’t be a better image when the sun is going down, it would go down behind the lighthouse somewhere.
I was tying to be more creative with this one, what do you think? I like the idea of the jetty framing the lighthouse, it almost becomes two images. The nice clean lines of the jetty, then to the white lighthouse with a stormy sky behind. You know, I like it.
I have the gallery for you now.
There are some interesting conversions there, take a look and see what you think.
Etsy and Red Bubble
I have been adding more images to both accounts, I hope you will all take a look at them. I have been trying to work out which ones to put up, but am not quite sure, so if you have any ideas, then let me know.
Here are the links for both