Monday, January 26, 2009

Don't Judge a Photo by its Luminosity

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A broiling hot day in the tropics draws to a close, the sun sinking into a molten ocean and soft, perfumed night brings relief to bronzed locals... Not quite. Luminosity and heat are not quite the same thing in practical terms. This was the Adelaide foreshore in spring '07, a breezy, cool evening in which the sun's direct warmth was quite tolerable and soon missed when the day came to its end. I left exposure up to the automatics, while anticipating a very fast shutter speed, and used a little optical zoom to emphasise the sun itself. FinePix S5600, auto. Photo by Mike, 2007.

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