Monday, February 18, 2013

Dusk in Lancashire

iPhone 4S, with HDR* on. HDR really helped bring out the sky. But there's been no post-production, no cropping even, only a slight sharpening which wasn't very necessary or visible. I'm a bit surprised at the nice light here, in reality it was quite dark and dull, it seemed to me. 
(One has to be careful with holding the phone still in such dull light, since it doesn't have shake-reduction.) 

*High Dynamic Range. To combine more exposures to help detail in highlight and shadow, in high-contrast situations. It's a poor situation that phone cameras have this now, while many real cameras still don't. (The great compact Sony RX100 does have it, but the otherwise very advanced system camera Olympus OM-D does not.)

PS: it was pointed out to me that this was more likely twilight than dusk, even though the sun seemed to have set. (And even though it seemed darker at the time than the pictures tell. As you may know, cameras tend to make everything equally middle-grey, so snow is grey, often, and coal is not black.) 

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Monday, February 18, 2013   16 comments links to this post


At 18 Feb 2013, 18:44:00, Anonymous C.M. said...

Eolake, these photos are beautiful. So stark and geometric and you really captured the light transition at dusk. Best wishes, Claudia

At 18 Feb 2013, 18:58:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are lovely, Eolake -- so crisp and clear and beautifully balanced, and they glow with aliveness. Lenore

At 18 Feb 2013, 19:00:00, Anonymous Gail said...

Beautiful. The first one is my favorite

At 18 Feb 2013, 21:12:00, Anonymous Richard Nagy said...

Really pretty. I like the 2nd one. The color palette really captures the impending dusk.

At 18 Feb 2013, 23:19:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if I were a robot, and if I then had some desires, I would want to be able to appreciate these shots as much as I, a human, do. Good taste you have. Best wishes, Foye

At 19 Feb 2013, 00:16:00, Blogger David Evans said...

I love the soft glow of the Lancashire stone. Also, it's good to be reminded what can be done in not very many megapixels.

At 19 Feb 2013, 04:30:00, Anonymous Greg O said...

I especially like the posts and the way they lead to the green lights!

Get a different "Prove you're not a robot" qualifier. This one is a mess.

At 19 Feb 2013, 05:16:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks, guys!

Greg, how I wish I could change that dang captcha. But it's the one Google/Blogger uses. I don't get why they don't react to the millions of complaints.

At 19 Feb 2013, 14:50:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed very good composition. Sally

At 20 Feb 2013, 00:47:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Places and their import.
I sent my eighteen year old son to 13 Europe countries, East and West in 21 days. He acompanyed his High school group as their Photog His group were accomplished singers on tour. He took over 1200 pics. Sleeping only about five hours on average. For years after he would say when seeing an intersection "I was there and looking that way". Today he is 52 has been to India, napal, Orient many places, I can't remember them all. It is wonderful how some of us look but don't see (like me) while the artist sees.

At 20 Feb 2013, 01:49:00, Anonymous Kevin Roberts said...

I enjoy the directness in simplicity. The perspective in these very nice as well, a couple I feel like I could walk right into Eo. Certainly the ambiance of a beautiful dusk, my favorite time of day, has added a lot as well. Hope to see you soon, we will walk around :) ~ Kevin

At 20 Feb 2013, 10:19:00, Anonymous Mary said...

I agree with all the positive comments especially as I am able to walk around the area. Thank you. Mary

At 20 Feb 2013, 15:10:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks kindly, folks!

1200 pictures is pretty impressive, in film days. (Today it's about a lunch hour's shooting.)
I'm guessing he would develop and print it all himself.

At 22 Feb 2013, 17:16:00, Blogger Unknown said...

Transporting. They compel me to stop everything and look ... then they take me away for a while. Nice. RRR (Actually, as you know, we are robots, lol.)

At 1 Mar 2013, 02:19:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is like if 28 Days Later took place in Lancashire...

At 4 Mar 2013, 16:47:00, Anonymous Laurie Jeffery said...

Those images are quite, quite lovely.

Laurie J


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