I was really hoping to have made a few other post before re posting these, but this is the first place I've shot any pictures in The Land of the Cross Tipped Churches. I made a trip back determined to do better than I did the last time. This time I chose late evening. These daytime shots were actually shot just after 8:00 PM
There is a spotlight at the bottom of the statue and it came on just I was starting to shoot. I used a large white lid from a plastic storage box to defuse it. I cloned out the light and my lid for this and some other shots.
I was able to soften the harsh highlights in the night shots but the big improvement came in the pictures taken during the day. READ MORE...
Pictured here are the Day, Night and Scripture. For the night shot I used my Canon 430EX Speedlight mounted on a light stand aimed through a large studio softbox.
This picture was taken with the statue's spotlight without diffusion.
This time I tried a few close-ups.
I also tried a few changes in composition for the Fountain and Statue Combination.
I do think these came out much better than before, but it did help quite a bit that things were much greener.
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