This is a shot from the end of the day when the light had almost gone around 4.30pm.
70-200mm f2.8 IS lens + 1.4x Converter. Shutter speed 1/3 sec handheld, f 4.0, ISO 200, ICM (intentional camera movement – a new acronym on me, thank you, Elizabeth).
The point for me was the most interesting lighting and hence shutter speed were as the light faded beyond the usual bounds of handheld acceptability. It was a definite decision to stay until the light had gone, not for the after glow in the purple sky but the subject movement.
If the light you use is the same as every other photographer chosen illumination, you will get pictures that are similar in tone and outlook to every body else. QED – choose lighting and conditions that make your pictures different from the run of the mill.
If you are a competition pot hunter by trade then those who win will tell you, a well executed different idea with no obvious faults or distractions has a good chance of catching the judges eye.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2014