Our photography group, White Light, went to Castle Island last evening to explore and photograph. No assignments, each to his or her own path. Sy and Pat remembered my silhouette series that I’d made on a previous field trip in 2010. I said I was tempted to review that series before this evening but I didn’t. Probably a good thing, I claimed, to not repeat myself. And then I found myself making more silhouettes, twice, from more or less the same position. But with different light, extreme reflection from the water surface which might add to the series.
The sky over the city was truly remarkable. Altocumulus, constantly changing, airplanes streaking thru. At times a fireball. Near the end of this evening, as the light dimmed, I set the camera on my beloved tripod and made time exposures of airplanes landing, to catch the streaks. I tried this same technique a few moments later on people, with the water and city in the background.
A few sky photos with the circular polarizing filter to emphasize the clouds, and a few with the long lens to make the silhouettes.