Low Sun Research

Tonight we are off hunting for the sunset again. Well, not exactly a hunt but we have had times in the past when the sun evaded us at all cost and even though it hadn’t set it was clearly hiding very well.

I need to take a series of photos on the theme of low sun.

Frontal Lighting. Photos where the sun is behind the camera and the subject is hit with the brightness.

Side lighting. Where the sun is on the left or right so only half or so of the subject is lit up. Warnings, make sure your shadow isn’t in the photo.

Warnings. Be aware of overexposure. The right metering system and bracketing should help here.

Backlighting. Shooting towards the light. bracket again and don’t look at the sun.

Edge lighting. Where you take a photo with the sun outside of the viewfinder so the subject gets the full impact of light without any flare . Bracketing again. Dark backgrounds show up the rim lighting more clearly.

Try and complete them on once occasion. I think I should get a good sunset tonight, the sky is blue and there aren’t too many clouds. Sunset tonight is round about nine o clock so two hours before then should be low enough. Sunrise is five in the morning.

I notice that many of my course mates have used inanimate objects for this, I was originally going to use a model, my Dad but perhaps this would be a better approach. I’ve decided to photograph a flower. There are some in little pots in the greenhouse so I will take it down to the bay and put it on a bench where the sunsets are always incredible. Though we will be there two hours before.

I looked at some photos of flowers in low light/sunset and they are beautiful on google, I hope to achieve something like that.

And who knows if I stay a bit later one day I will get a photo of the full moon. I never realised they had their own names 😀

Northern Hemisphere full moon names by month:
January: Old Moon, Moon After Yule
February: Snow Moon, Hunger Moon, Wolf Moon
March: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Lenten Moon
April: Grass Moon, Egg Moon
May: Planting Moon, Milk Moon
June: Rose Moon, Flower Moon, Strawberry Moon
July: Thunder Moon, Hay Moon
August: Green Corn Moon, Grain Moon
September: Fruit Moon, Harvest Moon
October: Harvest Moon, Hunter’s Moon
November: Hunter’s Moon, Frosty Moon, or Beaver Moon
December: Moon Before Yule, or Long Night Moon

Southern Hemisphere full moon names by month:
January: Hay Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Mead Moon
February (mid-summer): Grain Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, Wyrt Moon, Corn Moon, Dog Moon, Barley Moon
March: Harvest Moon, Corn Moon
April: Harvest Moon, Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon
May: Hunter’s Moon, Beaver Moon, Frost Moon
June: Oak Moon, Cold Moon, Long Night’s Moon
July: Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Ice Moon
August: Snow Moon, Storm Moon, Hunger Moon, Wolf Moon
September: Worm Moon, Lenten Moon, Crow Moon, Sugar Moon, Chaste Moon, Sap Moon
October: Egg Moon, Fish Moon, Seed Moon, Pink Moon, Waking Moon
November: Corn Moon, Milk Moon, Flower Moon, Hare Moon
December: Strawberry Moon, Honey Moon, Rose Moon

About once every 19 years, February has no full moon at all.

Source from http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/full-moon-names?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=9498aa8b99-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-9498aa8b99-393990697

 

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