Course 2 – Day One: “Warmth” — The Quality of Light
Considering the direction and quality of light – The Lady in Shimmering Green lit from side and back
I took this photograph during the first night of the Moors and Christians Festival in Oliva, Valencia, Spain. The extravaganza of the show with the wealth of colours and people made it a spectacle not to be missed. Even after two and a half hours sitting (with the occasional stretch to waken my back and buttocks) I was still enthralled by the pageant. Even though I had planned ahead, I was unsure of what I might see, and also what equipment I might need. I took my trusty Fuji Finepix, with two extra sets of batteries, my iPad full charges, a small Vivitar 5Megapixel, with two sets of batteries and two smartphones fully charged.
In the end I stuck with my Fuji, but what I did learn was that I needed to plan ahead for lighting especially when the jousting on horseback took place – unfortunately I was in the wrong place and didn’t have enough light or lens.