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Photos From Eastney at Night Photo Walkshop

Photographers pose on the pontoon bridge, painted with coloured light

Photos From Eastney at Night Photo Walkshop

FOR THE 56th PHOTOGRAPHY WALKSHOP WE EXPLORED EASTNEY BEACH AT DUSK AND NIGHT

The 56th photography walkshop was out at the ferry point in Eastney, with the aim to catch the location as it went in to dusk and night. Sadly not that many people made it out in the end but with two familiar faces coming along it meant we had lots of fun capturing the location with our cameras and lights. The location is a favourite in daylight but also comes to life in another way when you have colourful morning or dusk light in the sky. As it was low tide we first set up on the beach under the pontoon. Here we could begin to push our shutter speeds to begin to soften the flowing Langstone Harbour water under the bridge.

The location is a favourite in daylight but also comes to life in another way when you have colourful morning or dusk light in the sky…

Hayling ferry pontoon bridge leads out overhead to the pontoon in the harbour, with a wsh of blue sky and harbour water
Last of the yellow and orange dusk colour in the sky frames the harbour pontoon structure
The shingle beach in Eastney curves off in to the distance and the water looks like a mist with a long shutter speed
The late dusk reds and purples int he sky are reflected in the Langstone Harbour waters

…changing perspectives with our tripods and as the sun set …

Along the Shoreline

We worked our way along the shoreline west and south from the pontoon, changing perspectives with our tripods and as the sun set more and more behind us it brought out more colour behind the clouds out over the harbour. It wasn’t long until night arrived and we lost all ambient light, that is one of the things that is great about this spot in the evening, apart from an odd street light, it gets pretty dark.

A photographer goes for a low angle with their tripod on the low tide shore
Purples and pinks in the clouds above the ferry pontoon
The pontoon bridge lines of perspective lead the eye down to the pontoon itself, with an evening sky of blues and pinks overhead

Painting Light on the Tenders

We moved on to the shingle ridge that loops back from the harbour entrance in to Milton Lake which is home to loads of upturned tenders. We began this light painting half of the walkshop by placing lights under different boats and capturing the view out as far as the Eastern Road bridge. We then took turns to add different light painted elements to our images, from lines of LEDs through to the fun light gloves, with their flashing colours creating a strange mist on the foreground boats. Looking forward to visiting this location again later in the spring.

We began this light painting half of the walkshop by placing lights under different boats and capturing the view out as far as the Eastern Road bridge…

Light leaks out from under one of the small, upturned tender boats on the shingle beach as the harbour skyline in the distance is a mix of coloured lights
Looking down the pontoon bridge structure a light with a coloured edge spirals towards the camera
Light leaks out from under one of the small, upturned tender boats, with painted light in white and coloured lines fills the scene

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