as i was saying yesterday, in general i haven't been too happy with the photos i've taken this month. after saturday night i didn't really mind though - putting modesty aside - i freaking love this photo. after seeing it back it got me thinking how this reflects on my skills. to bring the modesty back to the table, i think that this shot is more about luck and tools than it is about technique and vision. for example it would be impossible to get a shot that looks like this without a wide angle lens, remote control and to an extent a tripod. i was certainly lucky that halfway through a dude walked down the beach with a torch, creating a cool lighttrail. and of course lucky that i had such a beautiful sky above me. whilst i practiced this technique in chile
, i still had no idea that i'd end up with a photo that looked like this. the only real skill was pointing the camera in the right direction, and selecting the best settings for the exposure. but i guess you could apply that logic to any photo you take. meh - what does it matter - the end result is more important than the journey to get there.
i was so happy with the result from the camera that i didn't change too much in post. i increased the brightness/exposure which brought out the green colour you see. i also left in the purple corners, which i think technically speaking are an error as a result of the sensor heating up, but i liked the effect of the different colours. anyways, here's the original