Behind the scenes – how I got the shot of the picture of the sun bursting in around the tree in Delph Woods in Poole

 My Canon 6D on my Manfrotto Tripod
My Canon 6D on my Manfrotto Tripod

 This is how low my Manfrotto Tripod goes
This is how low my Manfrotto Tripod goes

This is what I was looking at. And why I wanted to get my camera down low, just above the ground. You can see why I stopped here from this picture taken on my iPhone 6 Plus

I couldn’t have done this without my trusty Manfrotto 190 Go tripod getting my Canon 6D securely down to this level.

This is the set up for the shot before the one where the tree is in shadow, shooting straight at the sun. For the image I posted earlier on today I moved my tripod to the right so I was in the shadow of the tree. 

And you can also see how the iPhone coped with the image capture. This is why we need DSLRs, Lightroom, Photoshop – all that good stuff. Of course I haven’t processed the iPhone images but there is a lot less to work with than on RAW files captures using my Canon 6D.

I need to get on with this post now so I am going to post the rest of the edited images over the next couple of days in which time I have hopefully completed my article. 

Rick McEvoy – Poole Photographer 

Sunday 15h January 2017

Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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