Ashdown Sunset Revisited

After days of hot weather, and not feeling like getting outside much (just short evening strolls without the camera bag) – we decided to head out very late evening to Ashdown Forest to watch the sunset.

We arrived at Gills Lap car park again, and proceeded to walk along the hill. It was still very hot – over 25 degrees even at 9pm!!

I took a few shots in the low light with my tripod, looking over to the sunset.

Tripod shot – 18-55mm – F11 – 1/50 – ISO110

There was very little cloud around, but the setting sun was providing some nice colour.

Tree foreground – 18-55mm – F11 – 1/20 – ISO100

I decided to get the long lens out again – after experimenting a few weeks ago, I felt I had an idea what I wanted to achieve this time.

Long lens – 70-300mm – F11 – 1/125 – ISO400

Was pleased with the results this time – while I had the long lens on, I tried my first ever moon shot.

Moon – 70-300mm – F11 – 1/20 – ISO110

Again – very pleased with the outcome there.

After this I put the short lens back on and decided to try Lensball. I again had issues getting him to perch high enough – I tried some handheld, but the shutter speed was too low and all the shots came out motion blurred. I created a twig mound for him again.

Lensball wood mound – 18-55mm – F7.1 – 1/13 – ISO100

Very difficult to get the shot with slow shutter speeds and trying to lay on the ground, so I moved Lensball to the bench and tried again – this time back with the long lens for something different.

Long lens Lensball – 70-300mm – F7.1 – 1/30 – ISO250

I like the long lens shots and will be doing more in the future.

I put the camera back on the tripod with the short lens, and took a few more shots before we headed home very happy with the camera work – the rest are below.

low light iphone shot of the D5600 in action
18-55mm – F11 – 1/13 – ISO100
70-300mm – F11 – 1/13 – ISO100
18-55mm – F11 – 1/15 – ISO100

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