Blue Moon

I needed to pickup Ruby from a party so this one was late, 11.30 in Leigh. It was a “blue moon” which really illuminated the landscape, I’m not so sure about the colour temperature, looks a bit eerie. I waited for a train to pass, it seemed to balance the composition and I’ll definitely return to do some more featuring the train/landscape. The composition looked awkward full-frame with an empty foreground, so I cropped to 6x12.

Shoebury Garison

The rapid-firing battery at Shoebury Garison is a big ugly thing….but I was willing to give it a go. It was an August evening, really mild and I needed to pickup my daughter from a party so was killing time. In daylight the view from the other side looked best, but at night, with Canvey and the moon in the background this one looked better. LED bike light lifts the foreground slightly. Fuji XT-3 with 10-24 lens.


The farm we stayed at in Cholderton had a few opportunities for night-time photography. This avenue of trees formed a great background. My original idea was to get Ruby to run through the tunnel with the phone on…creating a moving line. As we continued it turned more into a portrait session. The idea is that the phone lights the face and some of the tree-tunnel as well. Technically the whole thing was tricky, especially after a few beers. The tree was lit with my LED bike light and Ruby was lit with off-camera flash and also from the screen on her phone. Not quite technically perfect as her eyelids are slightly blurred but overall I’m happy with it. Interesting how one idea ends up developing into something completely different. Fuji XT-3, 10-24 lens.

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