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Split Point Lighthouse_Night Sky and Flare_Aireys Inlet

Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 lens

The above image was made during a night shoot immediately following on from the practical component of a landscape photography course I’m currently running. The day had gone so well that all participants were happy to hang around for the unplanned nighttime shoot.

It’s amazing what can be achieved through a little effort, experimentation and fun. The above image of the Split Point Lighthouse at Aireys Inlet was made with my camera firmly fixed to a (borrowed) tripod (thanks Steve). Car break lights added extra illumination and color to the surface of the lighthouse.

Initial image processing was conducted in Adobe Lightroom 2. Adobe Photoshop CS5 was employed for final contrast and color adjustments, to emphasize the stars add create the (fake and) fantastic light flare.

I hope that, likewise, the combination of fun, play and ingenuity leads you to very creative results.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

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2 Responses

  1. Oh, that is amazing – I knew I would have missed something special.
    Did you capture a tiny shooting star?
    Gorgeous!

  2. Hi Emma,

    Sorry you missed the shoot, it was great fun and everyone came back with great images.

    I will be announcing a ‘Night Photography in the City of Melbourne’ practical photography workshop tomorrow which might be of interest to you. I expect to also be announcing a ‘Weekend Photography Workshop’ along the Great Ocean Road in the next day or so.

    All the best,

    Glenn

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