By Chad Clark. This is two exposures of the poppies in front of Parliament House in 2018 as a memorial for Armistice Day.
By Chad Clark
Canon 6D, Canon 17-40mm f4
This is two exposures of the poppies in front of Parliament House in 2018 as a memorial for Armistice Day.
I used a tripod for several different exposures by trial and error before finding the two that I thought would merge well with the planned composition.
The first exposure is the foreground taken to expose for the knitted poppies (0.5 sec f/13, ISO 100), and the second was exposed for the sky with a Lee 10 stop neutral density filter (145s, f/13, ISO 100). Then I merged both exposures in Photoshop.
Thousands of handmade poppies were placed in the Parliament forecourt to mark Armistice Day and photographer Chad Clark captured the occasion. Choosing to do so late in the day gives this picture an appropriately sombre tone.
The curved opening in the clouds that sweeps toward the central part of the frame serendipitously adds a touch of drama to the otherwise symmetrical composition.