“夜照金空” / 香港中文大學夜之寧 Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Night Serenity (1806-sec / 30-min LE) / SML.20130520.6D.06972 http://sml8.it/12oggdn After taking some 15-minute shots, I thought why not take some 30-minute ones, and so here it is. Unlike the purple one which was shot from the horizon , this one was shot from the 27th floor near my bedroom window.
For this one I left the white balance at the “natural” settings, so you can see that normally the sky is just a very reddish glow . I also had a 15-minute shot for this, and for that capture you can see the clouds more clearly. But for pure illustration of the mood, you can’t beat the sky on this capture.
There is this odd streak in the middle of the frame, which I think might be a boat, but I was not looking at this capture the whole time I was photographing this so I cannot be sure.
This might eventually be reprocessed as black and white. As you can see there is really no “correct” way of setting the white balance on these night long exposure shots, which might be precisely the reason that most photographers just process them as black and white.
# SML Translate: 夜照金空
+ 夜: night. (time)
+ 照: brightens. (describes the lights)
+ 金: golden. (the color)
+ 空: sky.
+ 夜照金空: At night the lights renders a golden sky
1. “春夜霧朦朧 紫空燦金輝” / 香港中文大學夜之寧 Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Night Serenity (60-sec LE) / SML.20130513.6D.06547: www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/8737183033/
# SML Data
+ Date: 2013-05-20T02:08:32+0800
+ Dimensions: 5051 x 3367
+ Exposure: 1806.0 sec at f/20
+ Focal Length: 17 mm
+ ISO: 100
+ Flash: Did not fire
+ Camera: Canon EOS 6D
+ Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM
+ Accessories: Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Release, Manfrotto tripod
+ GPS: 22°25’10” N 114°13’26” E
+ Location: SML Universe HKG
+ Subject: 香港中文大學 Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) + 吐露港 Tolo Harbour
+ Serial: 22°25’12” N 114°13’24” E
+ Workflow: Lightroom 4
+ Series: 寧 Serenity, Long Exposure 長時間曝光
# Media Licensing
Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited
“夜照金空” / 香港中文大學夜之寧 Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Night Serenity (1806-sec / 30-min LE) / SML.20130520.6D.06972
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