This week I managed to take a few nice shots of a Red Kite against a lovely blue sky, so I thought I would put a few 2016 bird shots up.
I know we’re not even half way through the year yet, but here’s my top 6 West Dorset landscape shots so far…
I’ve spent some time over the winter photographing dogs in and around the sea. A few were for a client, but most just for fun and because I like dogs! I thought I’d put a few up, Continue reading “Dogs on the beach”
One more bluebell shot. This time a composite of three images stitched in Lightroom. Each shot was taken in portrait orientation as I wanted to show the canopy while still getting the blanket of bluebells.
The light could have been better, but I still thinks it works quite well.
Actually I was really not happy about the light, so I went back the next morning and re-did it (below)!
My favourite time of year! I find bluebells very difficult to photograph, A walk through a bluebell blanketed woodland is sensory overload, but what you see with the eye just doesn’t translate to a photo. I keep trying though, year after year, hoping I’ll eventually get it right! It was particularly difficult this morning with the car reading -1C and a thick rime of frost over the ground (my fingers have only just warmed up), but I’m pleased with the results.
The cold light before the sun rose helps bring out the blue in the shot to the left. The moon was a bonus!
These were taken in the hills above Charmouth in Dorset. It’s a magical spot and I like it for bluebells because here they flower on open ground.
On both landscape shots I used a graduated filter to balance out the sky, a tripod and a little tweaking in Lightroom on the colours. The sun rising caused all the colours to shift but brought more life to the scene. Continue reading “Bluebell time”