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The Resting Egg

Getting the Light Right

This is my favorite time of day to shoot. I love it when there is a little bit of light that is both natural and artificial. I always use Photomatix (see my HDR Tutorial if this is all new to you) to process my photos, but I find it is especially receptive to these sorts of lighting conditions.

Daily Photo – The Resting Egg

National Centre for the Performing Arts in China is one of the easiest AND most challenging things to photograph. This is an interesting duality, I think. Obviously, it’s a beautiful structure, and it’s easy to access and circumnavigate, but that is not the “easy” that I mean. I suppose it’s easy because it’s hard to take a bad picture of the the structure. The challenging bit is doing something very interesting. And that comes with the use of light and composition. I have hundreds of photos of this thing — and the challenging part to me is picking “the most interesting” — it’s a fun task that never gets old!

National Centre for the Performing Arts (China)

The Resting Egg

Photo Information

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  • Aperturef/6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length19mm (19mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • susan ratcliff

    Awesome shot – wow!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Green/100000141420121 George Green

    Like you said, beautiful constrast beween the natural skylight and artificial light from the egg. Neat composition. Sometimes you just have to put up will a boring sky.

  • Casper van Zyl

    This place I like very much,there is never 2 days alike at the performing Arts centre.This is half an egg on a good day with the wide angle you can get the whole. Thanks for the memories Trey.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! :)

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