A picture of three trees in Delph Woods in Poole, Dorset
I like this composition.
I tried a few different apertures for this image capture. This shot was taken at F16.
I tried wide open, F4 on my canon 24-105mm F4 L lens mounted on my Canon 6D, with the middle tree the point of focus, but didn't really like the effect to be honest. This image works at F16. As I have said previously, the only thing I need to think about is the aperture and where I focus, as everything else is taken care of in my camera set up, and the use of my Manfrotto Tripod.
The focal length used on my 24-105mm lens was 45mm, just short of the focal length of a standard lens. It always pleases me when I use a focal length other than either end of the zoom range, in this case wide at 24mm or telephoto at 105mm.
Why does it please me?
Because I have obviously taken time and thought about the composition, and the framing and what is and more importantly quite often is not included in a picture. And not just gone wide.
One thing you may be wondering is – where is the mist? Well in this section of the woods there was virtually no mist, and I ended up basking in clear golden sunlight. The mist was over on the other woods which was most strange and intriguing.
The next image I post will be the view looking the other way where the mist still was. And later on in the series is an image of the nearby water which looks like it was taken at a completely different place on a completely different day!
And I guess this is an important point. I know time is precious and having enough time to properly photograph a location is a luxury. That is why I would rather allocate more time to one location rather than the same time to multiple locations. I get much more out of this approach, and this is a lesson it has taken me a long time to learn. I have said this before and I will say it again, I am after quality and not quantity. If I get one potential portfolio piece from a a shoot I am more than happy.
Tomorrow I will post the black and white version of this image which I like rather a lot as well.
Rick McEvoy Photography
Thursday 2nd February 2017