Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Long exposure shot from bridge in Balboa Park over 163 with San Diego skyline in the background

Practicing Shutter Speed

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Long exposure shot from bridge in Balboa Park over 163 with San Diego skyline in the background

This month’s lesson in Practice at Capture Your 365 is focusing on Shutter Speed. I knew I wanted to do a long exposure shot on the bridge at Balboa Park overlooking the 163, and it was perfect that it fit in with the daily prompt: Curve at CY365 that same day as well! Maybe next time I can head down to Gaslamp District (downtown San Diego – the skyline in the photo) and do some long exposure shots there – that’ll be fun!

Practice covers one subject, four ways each month for 12 months. We’re only two months in and the lessons are fabulous – you can still catch up! Check out the info here if you’re interested in learning more – I’m loving the lessons and the different ways of getting creative with my craft!

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/c

UPDATE: Jeroen and Cardinal offered some good constructive criticism regarding the photo being a bit dark. I was intentionally focusing on the trailing lights and loved the color balance there. But their opinions as fellow respected bloggers and photographers made me take another look at my image. I played with the increasing the exposure a lot more in certain areas than others (I didn’t want the red trailing lights to become too pink), but here’s the updated image. Thanks Jeroen and Cardinal for offering your insights!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Long exposure shot from bridge in Balboa Park over 163 with San Diego skyline in the background