I am glad to get to this brand-new picture, which I am sharing today for the first time. This picture was taken in the middle of my photographic walk through Delph Woods.
I really like this composition.
The mist has virtually gone here. It was all behind me in the trees. The sun is bursting through now, and this is what I saw as I approached the footbridge over the small stream.
Yes, the sunlight reflecting off the wet leaves on the ground. And the sun shining brightly though the mist in the background over the footbridge.
Basically, I walked towards the footbridge, and instinctively aligned myself to get the sun shining through the trees, inches either side and the sun would be behind the trees in the background.
And this is where I placed my tripod. And this is how I approach a scene.
I set the aperture on my Canon 6D to F22, focussed a third of the way into the scene, recomposed and took three bracketed shots.
And that was that. I knew I had a good capture.
I tend not to look at the back of my screen to see what I have got – the screen doesn’t tell the whole story and is so small on my Canon 6D.
And to be honest, the way my camera is set up I do not need to check to see if I have the correct exposure. Well that and my experience in photography and with my camera mean that things are just fine.
As they were.
I like this shot, and did dabble in Lightroom with adding the mist back in using the Dehaze slider, but changed my mind and stuck with the actual image I had captured.
Processing in Lightroom was all about bringing out the natural colours and textures, with most of the work being done in the basic panel, along with dodging and burning.
Tomorrow I will post the black and white version of this picture.
And as to Delph Woods, there is an interesting website called The Nature of Dorset where you can find out all about what can be found there.
And there is also a web page on the Borough Of Poole website about Delph Woods.
Tuesday 31st January 2017