My mum sent me a photo she took from her balcony this morning of a tall ship. How exciting! I took a wander down the road to see if I could take some decent pictures of it myself (her phone picture was pretty dark). It’s been a cloudy but bright day, the water’s calm, so very reflective. The boat is largely black and white. Not the easiest conditions, I discovered! Nevertheless, I persevered, knowing I would be able to improve on the contrast and exposure in Lightroom later. ISO 100 allowed me fast shutter speeds (around 1/400 sec), so it’s been quite a point-and-shoot day.
I started off on my mum’s balcony, then walked down to beside where the ship was berthed, though security fencing and a building were in the way, so I went into the Ocean Terminal car park and took pictures from the 2nd, 4th and 5th floors. We were having lunch in Handmade Burger Company anyway (end of the school year – woohoo!) and I loved the look of the distant Fife hills between the Royal Navy ship and high-rise flats. We weren’t sitting by the windows though, so I nipped back out to the car park. Unfortunately, even though I didn’t have to go far, the angle changed the view of the hills so much it wasn’t what I was looking for. I did manage to take a surreptitious photograph from within Handmade Burger though that’s come out ok 🙂