Today I started my new photography project entitled A Moment in Time. I will attempt to take a photograph a day mostly in Eastbourne, but basically anywhere I happen to be. Confining myself to one area or topic would be too limiting for my Gemini sensibilities and I prefer to be a person without limits. However, I will try to depict as many moments in time as possible. I have set up a page here explaining what I will be doing.
Today I went to The Pier to watch the starlings do their magic dance overhead before settling down for the night. It had been a sunny and relatively clear day. The sea was calm. Today you will get three photographs to get the full experience of what I saw and because I couldn’t decide which one I liked best. They were all taken from The Pier.
I used the sunset feature on the Canon Powershot SX200 IS. It was still a bit hazy so I used the Auto Contrast feature on Picasa 3 to brighten it up. The sky was actually quite vivid and I loved the vibrant spots of colour on the edge of the clouds.
Same camera. I used the Landscape feature and the 12x zoom. The sky was actually quite a white grey and it was difficult to see the pattern the birds made until I used the Auto Contrast feature on Picasa. This also changed the sky colour, but I really like it and that the birds look like they made a heart shape.
Same camera, set on Night Snapshot mode. After the starlings danced their magic, they came into roost on The Camera Obscura.