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braydenbise
 
braydenbise Mar 29
Beautiful Capture

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in my hometown, Maassluis. This is a small town nearby Rotterdam in the Netherlands. I wanted to make a picture in the golden hour, but I waited a little longer. I saw the sky became dark blue. In the building called 'de Elbe' is one of the newest flats in town. When I was waiting I saw people turning there lights on. I waited until 50% percent of the lights where on and took this picture.
Time
I remember it was on a nice spring night. I was with my brother taking some photo's and talking about life. On the left there is a river and we love to sit beside it, with some beer and watching the ships go by. It's a busy river because of the Harbor of Rotterdam. I love the movement en transportion on the water, there is something magic about that. Especially around sunset.
Lighting
Ofcourse when your shooting night photos, you gonna need a tripod. For this photo I've took 3 pictures with different shutterspeed so I could edit them together in lightroom/photoshop.
Equipment
Sony A7 with the 24-70 mm 2.8 GM. A standard tripod and a remote trigger.
Inspiration
I loved the contrast of the colors and somehow this picture gives some kind of hope. Hope of feeling home. I really love my hometown and this is mij home. The lights in de building makes me feel like home. When you watch the photo you know the lights represents that.
Editing
I took 3 pictures and I just 2 of them. 1 was perfect lighted on the building and 1 more on the grass in the front. After getting the right lighting, I've added more contrast. I darken the blacks and give is al some saturation. To get the colors rights I had to change the white balance and play around with the colors.
In my camera bag
all I really need is my Sony A7 with a 24-70mm, but in my bag there's always my 90mm 2.8 Sony lens. Sometime I take my Ronin SC with me to make some video or hyperlapje.
Feedback
Sometimes is waiting beter.. ;) Sunset is beautiful but after that a whole new world starts....

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