I finally managed to get out and about again today with my camera. Even thou the sky was a blanket of white cloud it gave me the opportunity to try something that I have been wanting to try for a while and involved colour gels and a off camera flash.
As this was the first time I was trying this with coloured gels I decided to try it near Hull Marina and use the Neil Hadlock's Immigration statue as a subject.
This sculpture depicts a family from Northern Europe having left ship before continuing to Paragon Station to continue their journey to Liverpool then by ship to America.
I have taken many photos of this statue in different types of weather creating different final images. This time I was going to be using my off camera flash with a red gel and point the flash at the statue just to the side of the camera, and close enough so not to be in shot. I also took a few photos changing the expo.comp/AEB on the camera to -1 and -2 to help darken the image. I wanted to make sure that when I got home to edit these, I had plenty to compare until I found the image that came out the best. Having a LCD screen on the back of the camera is great to see what you have taken, but it is not until you get back and start to edit on the PC can you really tell which worked and which didn't.