A Little Rehab

Lights at the Dock.
Lights at the Dock.

I have been a bit ill today and I am in need of a little rehab. Luckily, my dear Lucile at bridging lacunas, has kept the Rehab Clinic open for us Photo101’ers, so I wanted to share this photo with you here.

This photo was taken as our cruise ship docked into Noumea in the South Pacific. It was still a little rocky and it was late evening, so we weren’t going to be getting off the ship. I loved how the lights were reflecting in the water, so I got to work taking some photos.

These were taken with my Olympus OMD EM5, handled on a rocking boat at about 8pm. I used my trusty 17mm f/1.8 lens (35mm equivalent). I took the photo at the widest aperture (f1.8) to let in as much light as possible, but it was still pretty dark, so I had to compensate with a slow shutter speed (1/10 second) and bump the ISO up to 2000.

I hope you enjoy this photo.

x desleyjane

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39 Comments Add yours

  1. This is beautiful i love how the water is hakf one colour and half another. Are you still sici poor dear? Xx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you. x
      Yes, not sure, I think it’s a bug. Feverish all day, sore throat, upset tummy. Just feeling sorry for myself 😦

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      1. Yikes soubds horrible poor you. I hope you get time to rest and tlc xx

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Thanks luv. Off to bed now… xx

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Yes thank you x. I’ve taken some coral cold and flu tablets and haven’t spoken in about 3 hours πŸ˜‰

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          1. hah good πŸ™‚ rest your voice!

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  2. I could feel the motion of the waves from your photo! Great shot!
    Hope you feel better:))

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Lia – it was a lovely night.
      Thanks, I’ll be ok, time for a nap πŸ˜‰

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      1. Take care and rest well:))) I’m sure Gidget is there by your side!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          You guess right πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  3. Amy Sampson says:

    Beautiful photo. I love the light. Feel better soon.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Amy. Much better this morning.

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  4. Now that’s a *cool* shot! Love the lighting and water treatment in it.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Mitch, it came out so nicely, barely any editing required on this one. 😊

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  5. afairymind says:

    Lovely picture. The glow of the lights on the shore, the colour of the water and the texture of the waves all make for a really interesting shot. I hope you’re feeling better soon and get to enjoy your holiday. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you!
      I took this one from the archive, unfortunately I’m back at work! But feeling much better today thanks.

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  6. Andy Townend says:

    I hope you are feeling better? Great shot, very atmospheric, love the lighting and the way the boat in the centre almost looks like a toy…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Andy! Yes much better today thank you.

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      1. Andy Townend says:

        That’s good to hear!

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  7. Oh my dearest friend, are you feeling better? I hope you do.
    You made such a great shot and it is not fair that you are now in bed with this bug.
    This pic is not only beautiful but shot with great technique. You are a pro. Kudos to you!
    Get well soon, lovely!
    Hugs. xxx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you my dear, I feel better today, although a little wobbly! Off to work for me now. Thank you so much for your lovely words ☺️ x

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      1. I hope you don’t have to travel yet but stay in Brisbane this week.
        Take good care of yourself!
        ❀️xx

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Yep, am home this week. Thanks hun x.

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          1. Good to hear! I know that Gidget is barking happily! πŸ˜‰
            X

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Yes she is curled up beside me x.

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  8. Glad you will be home during this time! Still a great post.

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  9. tildy1 says:

    I like the mix of cool and warm lighting! Glad to read you are feeling better.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Tildy, I appreciate that a lot!

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  10. That’s a great photo. I agree with Andy – it looks a little like a toy boat. It would be great to be out there on a balmy Brisbane night. I love the different colours on the waves.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Michelle, I really love the way the ship churned up the water and turned it green.

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  11. pommepal says:

    Love the reflections.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks PP. Me too!

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  12. andy says:

    This pic of yours inspired me to join the rehab πŸ˜‰ thank you Desley πŸ˜€ pic is superb !!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you Andy. Welcome aboard!!

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      1. andy says:

        thank you πŸ™‚

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  13. Desley, this is a fantastic shot! Wonderfully composed, with the light hitting that tug just perfectly. Your settings were spot on! And at 2000 ISO, I can’t even see any noise! How is that possible!?? So glad to hear you’re up and around now πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Stacy. I really liked this one too. And yes sometimes ISO2000 just works, I don’t know how!! X

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