Tonight I had the opportunity for an evening twilight shoot.
I hadn’t shot a ‘scape since January, so it was time I headed out.
I decided to shoot the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park. I arrived quite early and had some time to sit, think and watch the happenings around me.
I shot some daylight exposures, but naturally that wasn’t the light I sought, and I knew it. Once the light was right, I shot properly, and this is the result:
This image is an HDR image blended from six identically-framed exposures ranging from 2.5 seconds to 80 seconds.
Evening twilight light is calling me. I’ve done enough dawns for a while. Evening twilight is much easier to manage.
One thing to note about this location is that achieving a good composition is difficult. There’s a lot of subject matter at the scene, and a lot of background clutter in the way of trees and other distractions.
In my case, for my composition I wanted the fountain itself (the main subject), the cathedral (secondary subject) and the royal blue twilight sky to all feature prominently. I also wanted to use typical rule-of-thirds composition, and position the waterfall so that its water spray was placed against the sky rather than the background clutter.