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what to shoot on a grey evening?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Dangermouse1968, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Dangermouse1968

    Dangermouse1968 Mu-43 Regular

    169
    May 26, 2011
    So, having had two weeks off with lots of sunshine I've taken loads of pictures, some of them I even like ;-) so my enthusiasm is running high.

    Today, my partner has left me for a few days to go to her mum's and I find myself with a few free evening's to shoot but the sun has gone in :-(

    What kind of outdoor subject would you look for?

    Thanks,

    David
     
  2. Neon

    Neon Mu-43 Regular

    132
    Mar 12, 2012
    North Wales,UK.
    Street photography can be fun in any weather/ light it is certainly not that easy to do well but the possibilities are endless. Stations,shops,street,parks anywhere really.
    Have fun.
     
  3. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

    280
    Jun 1, 2010
    UK
    You could try some different effects, black and white or high/low key.

    Or even if you're just going into the back garden different perspectives close-ups, abstracts and so on.
     
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    A good time for a photo walk - just wander about and see what strikes you. Experiment with different subjects. The suggestions to use B&W is excellent - perhaps you could try setting the camera to monochrome for a night or two just to see how different familiar scenes appear. (I know, shooting in color and converting to B&W gives more options, but the world looks different when viewed in B&W so it's worth trying for awhile!). Go, shoot, have fun. :biggrin:
     
  5. newbert

    newbert Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 22, 2012
    Glens Falls, NY
    Overcast skies are a good time to shooting moving water (waterfalls, etc) and flower close-up/macros.
     
  6. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    Dusk and twilight is a great time for night/evening shots, learning to balance street lights with ambient etc.
     
  7. Dangermouse1968

    Dangermouse1968 Mu-43 Regular

    169
    May 26, 2011
    Driving home form Cambridge I approached St Ives and the sun came out so it was n't an issue !!!!!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54908182@N03/7833811642/" title="St Ives 2012_08_21 014 by DavidM1968, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="St Ives 2012_08_21 014"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54908182@N03/7833823192/" title="St Ives 2012_08_21 009 by DavidM1968, on Flickr"> 7833823192_26b8566d1e. "500" height="375" alt="St Ives 2012_08_21 009"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54908182@N03/7833800602/" title="St Ives 2012_08_21 015 by DavidM1968, on Flickr"> 7833800602_c7944907ab. "375" height="500" alt="St Ives 2012_08_21 015"></a>

    ..... and then it went in!!!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54908182@N03/7833789090/" title="St Ives 2012_08_21 016 by DavidM1968, on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="St Ives 2012_08_21 016"></a>

    ..... and then it went down!!!!!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54908182@N03/7833777962/" title="St Ives 2012_08_21 017 by DavidM1968, on Flickr">"375" height="500" alt="St Ives 2012_08_21 017"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54908182@N03/7833766600/" title="St Ives 2012_08_21 018 by DavidM1968, on Flickr">"375" height="500" alt="St Ives 2012_08_21 018"></a>


    I certainly won't begiving up the day job but these were fun to take and I've got some satisfaction from the end results.

    Forcast for dawn looks good ;-)
     
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  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Nice shots - very dramatic skies.
     
  9. newbert

    newbert Mu-43 Veteran

    292
    Jul 22, 2012
    Glens Falls, NY
    If those are your grey evenings, I'd like to see what a you consider a nice sunset! :smile:

    Nice shots!
     
  10. Neon

    Neon Mu-43 Regular

    132
    Mar 12, 2012
    North Wales,UK.
    You can pics in any weather.