I have updated the images on my home page. This is one of my favourite shots, taken in the New Forest, Hampshire. I like it so much, it is image number one.
This image has impact, and lots of bright blue colour. The composition is striking and eye-catching. Something different.
I often drive through the New Forest, and when I stop for a break and explore the forest I now spend more time looking up for unusual views like this one than I do looking around me!
This shot was taken with the Canon 8-15mm F4L fisheye zoom lens, at the 15mm focal length. I find that this lens is in effect an 8mm circular fisheye lens and a 15mm ulta wide full frame fisheye lens - 2 lenses in one. I haven't found a use for 9-14mm to be honest, as the 8mm end results in a full circle around the image, as a true fisheye lens should, and the 15mm end is the full image, and anything in between is just that. Having said that I must give the other focal lengths on this lens a go in the name of photographic experimentation.
This shot was taken on my Canon 6D, handheld, RAW format, 1/1000th second at F8, AV mode, ISO 400. Processing was done in Lightroom 5. Looking back in the Develop Module of Lightroom I did minimal processing to get this fantastic result. This is one of the many great features of Adobe Lightroom - non-destructive editing and you can always go back and see what you did and change things whenever you want without affecting the actual image file itself. This is not the case with Photoshop and other editing software, nor with the Lightroom plug-ins that I have tried.
I am a professional photographer working in Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks, Dorset and Hampshire