I have been continuing to experiment with abstract wildlife shots.
No, one doesn’t have to put away the camera after sunset if one is not carrying a tripod. The multi-hued dusk sky, dark shadows, and twilight colours reflected on water make for some interesting photo opportunities.
Getting such shots is a matter of:
- Planning (e.g. right season, weather, direction of light, appropriate positioning)
- Some luck (e.g. quality of sunset, sky colours on a particular day)
- Previous reconnaissance to understand subject behaviour (e.g. when the birds start flying, vector of flight)
- Practice – one needs to pan appropriately to get the effect one wants
All shots were taken handheld, using very slow shutter speeds.