HMS Illustrious in Liverpool

HMS Illustrious is in town. She’s the sister ship of HMS Ark Royal. Instead of helicopters she gets Harrier jump jets. Very cool. This isn’t a HDR image. I took one just in case but this works well enough. Its actually a 242 second exposure. I’ve been playing with crazy exposure times the past few days. Its funny really. I was talking to a mate about the lighting and I commented how I wouldn’t get a nice photo because the ship is barely lit. Its no cruise ship. I was quite surprised when I saw something this clear appear on my display.

18 responses

  1. Love the reflection from the water here. Great processing too!

  2. This is really stunning! What a beautiful and impressive shot of an impressive ship. Amazing colors.

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  4. The colour in this is amazing.

  5. Amazing colors and sharpness! I like the sky and reflections. Fantastic shot!

  6. This is stunning … an absolute peace of a shot!

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  7. your work inspires me and this is no exception!

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  9. Exceptional. Fantastic.

  10. I had forgotten about exposure times since going digital, I am going to check my camera, I love your photo its a great shot.

  11. awesome photo – really beautiful colours and impressive ship.

  12. Really great! Fantastic photo.

  13. The long exposure almost makes this look like it has a glass floor. Lovely effect.

  14. You are really good at playing! A 242 second exposure is more than impressive, and it turn out great.

  15. Hey pete, was wondering how you prevent the highlights from overblowing in very long exposures such as this?

  16. Long exposures are always surprising I think. There is so much to be photographed in the dark. This one turned out great!

  17. @Hitesh Sawlani – I used a bit of recovery in Lightroom but some of the highlights are blown out. Personally its an ok price to pay.