This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Mix Play with Everyday and goes back to last Sunday evening.
With my sunrise and sunset locations still closed for health reasons due to Covid-19 I decided to set up in the yard hoping for some colourful clouds at sunset.
The clouds were a bit of a disappointment but as the camera was set up on a tripod I decided to wait for it to get darker so I could play with the live composite setting on the Olympus camera I was using.
Live composite is a modified form of multiple exposure mode which allows you to take a sequence of exposures to build up an image. It combines any moving bright areas from each exposure to create the image. It allows you to photograph, amongst other things, star trails or in my case the clouds moving across the sky.
Clouds at sunset through a gap in the trees on the South Bruce Peninsula.
A live composite image. This was a 1 second exposure for the ambient light followed by a further 120 x 1 second exposures recording the highlights (clouds) as they moved.