Part 7 … and a cityscape at sun­set

How to match nat­u­ral and ar­ti­fi­cial light to cap­ture a stun­ning city sun­set

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Ci­tyscapes at sun­set surely don’t come much more pic­tureper­fect than Pul­teney Bridge in Bath. Lo­cat­ing my­self on the east bank of the River Avon, I looked to cap­ture the fad­ing am­bi­ent light as it made way for a range of ar­ti­fi­cial sources.

With the cam­era on a tri­pod and the aper­ture set at f/16 to get a ‘star’ ef­fect in the street lights, I chased the de­creas­ing light lev­els with lower and lower shut­ter speeds.

Although 6,000K (the Cloudy white bal­ance pre­set) gave the most pleas­ing re­sults when I viewed the re­sult­ing raw files, I thought that im­ages cap­tured at 3,200K (Tung­sten) and 4,000K (White floures­cent) were quite fun – the lat­ter re­ally em­pha­sised the pink clouds. And at 7,000K (Shade) the fin­gers of street lights spilling across the sheen of the river gained an warm or­ange hue.

Now you’ve seen the many ben­e­fits of us­ing your cam­era’s man­ual set­tings, it’s time to get out there, take con­trol and trans­form your photography.

Cam­era Canon EOS 5D MkIII & Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 Set­tings Man­ual 1/60 sec, f/11, ISO 100 at 24mm

5,200K (Day­light)

3,200K (Tung­sten)

7,000K (Shade)

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