The exercise called for around 12 images; I certainly shot a lot more and present more here as, particularly at the beginning and the end of the day, the light was changing very quickly. I chose to photograph the scene, which included the Church of St Peter and St Paul, with Black Notley Hall farm and outbuildings in the background. The camera faced South (approximately) with the church on the left and in the back ground Black Notley Hall and outbuildings. Those to the right were perfectly positioned to catch the sun in the morning and the church was doing the same in the evening.
Throughout the sequence I kept the WB setting at daylight in order to have a constant setting, providing me with a clearer view of how the light changed through time.
Whilst I recorded the shooting information, I am not including it here, suffice to say that all images were shot at ISO 100 and the exposures ranged from 30 seconds at f/8 through to 1/350 at f/11. I am presenting the images below as sets of 5, with a 'lead' photograph so that the differences may be more easily appreciated on the blog. They are arranged in time sequence from top and then left to right.
|The sun rises|
|To midday and beyond|
|Into early evening|
|Towards the end of daylight|
The atmospheric conditions on the days when I took this sequence, did not provide spectacular sunrises or sunsets, so the colours are somewhat less dramatic. Nevertheless there is a clear transition from the blue of the early dawn, through some early morning yellow as the suns glow picks out some buildings, through to the white light at midday and then the reverse occurring as the day goes into the afternoon and then evening and night.