Getting up early for photography is fun. After getting over the ‘bed-is-so-cozy-right-now’ hurdle it gets more and more exciting preparing things and getting to the photo destination in the dark, the streets deserted and only the early birds for company. It’s slightly intoxicating; the grogginess of sleep, composition strategies buzzing around in the mind, and one’s solitude in the wee hours of the morning all combine into a buzzy mix that sets a fun mood for the rest of the day.

I took these shots on Ashwem Beach, a couple kilometers from where I was staying during Holi. After wading through a waist-high tidal inlet at the head of the beach I spent an hour or so between dark and light trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to get my low-end focus-by-wire lenses to find something close to infinity. It’s one of those things where you just snap shot after shot and hope for the best. Throw shit at the wall and see what sticks. Night photography is pretty much the only time I wish I was carrying either a full DSLR or a nice manual lens. But hey, a few of these came out all right after a little tweaking in Lightroom. I want to play around with layering in Photoshop and if I do then I’ll add some images to the gallery later or make a new gallery.

Take a looksee at the Holi moon pics here.

See you in the full moon light,

Nathan