Photo for January 2011: India
- The morning air was fresh and crisp. The mood was a little dampened however, after I was stopped by a guard from tripod usage outside the Gatewayof India. Nonetheless, I had a few shots in the pocket and moved out of the secured area.
The rising sun was starting to make the contrast working against me and shooting towards the orange ball of fire meant that flare will have to be dealt with. Walking down the pavement, I discovered that a lamppost could be used as a flag i.e. block the sun from my setup. That solved 2 problems: no flare and no distracting hotspot in the image. Slapped on a 2 stop soft Nd grad and a 3 stop hard Nd grad and all that was left was waiting for the right moement.
A women in traditional Indian sari came in from the right and I timed my exposure for her to be when I pre-visualized the image 3 minutes before.
A blessed and safe 2011 to everyone out there.