• Hi There,

    Welcome to GreenGlowPhotography, the blog that showcases a unique style of Landscape Photography.

    Our goal is to reveal the 'extra-ordinary with in the ordinary' by using the right blend of Transient, Faint and Creative light. What you are about to see is quite unique and often hidden from our day-to-day lives. They are all phenomena of natural world captured with our own creative twist to it.

    Please feel free to have a browse-through and enjoy our work. Don't forget to share your thoughts as well; they will encourage us to see-further, go-longer and work-harder.

    Just to start you off with something we believe in,

    "About the natural world, in simple terms, we can be in the same place, day & time every year looking at the same thing or direction. Do we see a difference? may be not. Now, lets look at it from a different perspective. These are 'moment of nature'. No two moments of nature are the same. We certainly can see these differences and enjoy every bit of them if we tap in to that moment and see things from mother nature's perspective "

    - Deepal Ratnayaka (proprietor ,GreenGlowPhotography)

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPH – “Comets”

Greetings All,

Hope you are doing well..!!

It has been quite a while since I posted my last photograph. Showcased today is a result of a new technique I’ve been trying since May this year . The ‘comet’ effect of the sky has been captured with the help of the custom-built  tool. I’m glad I managed to capture this on the day as the trio  new moon, cloudless sky and dark site was not on offer for me that much this summer 🙂 . Hope you guys enjoy my work.

Comets , BAF, Hampshire - UK

Comets , BAF, Hampshire – UK

 

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Sujith Weerasinghe - Really nice..

Deepal - Cheers Sujja

Weekly Photograph – “Beltain Skys”

Greetings Folks,

Last Saturday I went to see Beltain Festival @  BAF. ‘Beltain’ is an ancient Celtic celebration to mark the beginning of summer. It was a unique experience and I loved every bit of it. The event went from 4.30 pm till 9.00 pm. There was dancing, music, food and many more.  It truly was a remarkable atmosphere. Everything had an ancient touch to it. I was told that there were around 2000 people.

The final event of the festival was  ‘burning of wicker man’. Burning this 20 foot giant probably has been the most famous and attractive of all. The staff of BAF was kind enough to invite me to do some photography. Thanks to them I had the privilege of choosing where I want to be during the burning of wicker man.

Shown below is (as I call) ‘during-&-after’ the burning of wicker man. As always I wanted to capture a different perspective of the event hence captured and blended ‘during the scene’ photos with trailing stars. The foreground of the image consists of 5 images and the sky  256 images. After everybody has left the scene, I waited 2 hours for the sky’s to clear and around 2.5 more hours to shoot the trailing stars. The post processing was much more challenging than I thought; took nearly 16 hours; can’t think of a photo that took that long in recent past. Finally, an image that speaks itself..!! Hope you guys like it too.

Beltain Festival 2016, BAF, Hampshire - UK

Beltain Festival 2016, BAF, Hampshire – UK

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Jane - What a great image, worth every minute of processing time. Is the foreground 5 images stitched?

Deepal - Hi Jane,

Thanks for the comment. The foreground images were merged using the technique ‘frame blending’ (with photos taken in different stages of the event) rather than stitching. I didn’t do a ‘pano’ in this case.

Hope I answered your question, please let me know if I haven’t.

Cheers
Deepal

Weekly Photograph – “Cones & Circles”

Greeting Folks,

I thought it’s time for another astro photo. This is my latest; just two weeks old. Captured during the last observation session with HantsAstro@ BAF.

The image contain 320 individual photos taken over two and half hours; 310 for the sky and 10 for the foreground. It was one of the best nights for astro photography; cold, clear, moonless and cloudless. This was the first time I tested my custom built fall-focus machine hence a very special night for me. I’ll probably do a separate post about the said machine I built which took nearly 2 months from concept to design & finish but the whole idea is to capture the colours of the stars rather than they just being white circles. Post processing took a while as well; I wanted to be really careful and delicate with it as I wanted to see the best results of my new technique.

Finally, there it was. A stunning image making the whole effort worthwhile; mighty pleased with the results. Hope you guys like it too.

Cones & Circles - Hampshire, UK

Cones & Circles – Hampshire, UK

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