Blue moon effect from a sunrise silhouette!
Three days ago I posted a "sunrise silhouette" of this scene - a local maison des vignes on the crest of a low ridge I pass every morning on my way into town. Today was no different... I timed my walk correctly so as to be at this spot at sunrise; and as I explained a few days ago, a clear view of a sunrise behind this small building may only be possible on the morning of the Winter solstice. Now, I don't think that's possible because with only two days to go before that event, my planned view still has the foreground tree branches visible in the frame.
However, having squinted painfully through my mid-telephoto 135mm lens (200mm equivalent on full-frame) this morning, at the intensely bright burning ball of fire, I was more than pleased at the resulting composition with those foreground trees. Then, having played around with various Lightroom buttons and sliders to no satisfactory effect, I simply moved the White Balance, or 'colour temperature', slider full-over towards the blue end where, to my surprise, the image jumped-out from what I would call a 'safe' category to an 'exciting' one.
#Nikon #D300 #135mm #Nikkor #blue #sunrise #silhouette
UPDATE: @pascalinja had a GREAT idea yesterday for an end-of-year activity on Ello! If you could only save one picture from 2015, which one would it be? Why not join in with your photo, with the hashtag #JustOnePhoto so we can all find and see each other's?
The above #JustOnePhoto HAS to be my personal "Save one picture of 2015". It was taken at the end of what's been a very interesting and creative year for me, and will act as a springboard for new ways of looking at everything. In a way it was a defining image... one that dawned on me!