Friday, June 15, 2012

When one thing leads to another.

My piccie of the day has a story attached to it. If I hadn’t taken the piccie I am about to share the image I used for this week’s What is it Wednesday

would never have been.

Back in May last year Deb and I were down on holiday in Tasmania. One day we went across to Bruny Island which lies just off shore of Tasmania’s south-east coast. We drove from the northern point of the island down to the southern tip.
On the way back across the island I just had to pause to take my piccie of the day…

The strip of water reflecting the sunset colours is the D'Entrecasteaux Channel which separates Bruny Island from the Tasmanian mainland (which sounds absurd to an Aussie ear because Tasmania is an Island off the coast of the Oz mainland).

Anyway, because I stopped for the piccie we just missed the 5:30pm ferry back to the mainland.
Now after the 5:30 ferry there is only the 7:00 ferry. Miss that and you are on the island until the following morning. So we waited by the ferry terminal to make sure.

In the dark.

Now what is a boy with a near new camera going to do?
He’s going to experiment.

So I set up my camera on my tripod, pointed it at the ferry terminal and took a long exposure of 4 seconds.

“Nice”, I think, “but I could get a bit more light in the piccie.”
So I double the exposure time to 8 seconds, a long, long exposure.
This time while the shutter is open a fisherman in a powerboat shoots through the shot.
His navigation light draws an almost straight line 2/3 of the way across the frame before the shutter closes.
Bingo a WIIW puzzle is born!


Linda G. said...

Okay, I would have never guessed that. You got me again.

Old Kitty said...

Too too fiendish!! I think we should all get some chocolate as consolation prizes! LOL! Take care

mshatch said...

well, I have to agree a little with Old Kitty; it was fiendishly clever and difficult! Which means I must be fiendishly clever, yes?

Cool pics. I'd love to have a camera that could do stuff and the time to learn how to do it!

Rebecca E. said...

oh too clever! I'm really bad at guessing what you've taken!

Carolyn V said...

Wow, that's gorgeous. I love the colors.