In manual mode take a sequence of shots of a subject of your choosing at different times on a single day, briefly describe the quality of the light in each image.
I wanted to see how the light changed through the day hourly so I decided to take images through a window – the weather was poor too. Unfortunately I didn’t see much variation in the quality of the light throughout the day. Some days the light changes are very significant so it was frustrating that the day I had chosen was so dull. I’ll redo this exercise if I get time and choose a different subject as I’m not happy with the results but here’s what I have on my first attempt.
I could put in a range of images taken around this time, sometimes moments apart – the light was changing quite quickly. The light just before it rains can give intense colours but I think this is most noticeable in greens and there isn’t much green in this view. I don’t take landscape photos, but if I did I’d probably try to get images locally with this light as despite the fact that it’s midday it’s still flattering to the countryside.
The next series of shots show when the light is changing fastest. The sun is coming from the right hand side of these images. I can see that the light is starting to warm up in this shot from 5.47, then it cools quickly.