Trees with the light catching in them - Hampshire Landscape Photography and the art of timing and patience
This Hampshire photograph is all about timing. Timing of the seasons, and timing of the light. Well timing of what is happening with the light in that location at that time on that day!
Both images were taken at the same time form the same location. The second image was taken three weeks after the first image.
The first image was one of those times I was driving somewhere and something caught my eye.
It was what the light was doing to the trees.
I drove past this scene, then having thought about what I had seen turned round and went back. There is a small parking space by the road next to the footpath entrance into the field. Very handy!
So I got my trusty Canon EOS6D out of the car, and went with my Canon 70-200mm lens, the F4L IS version. I had surveyed the scene, and knew what I wanted to capture.
And that is what you are looking at.
So what caught my eye? It was what the light was doing amongst the trees still which were not fully grown for the summer. This picture is telling the story of the light playing amongst the developing Spring trees.
I saw something and captured it and like the final image.
So to the second photo.
I was driving the same route at the same time three weeks later. I drove past the same spot and stopped.
So what did I see?
Nothing. A dull scene.
The same place, same time of day, three weeks later.
I took a shot on my iPhone to record this for this blog post.
Photography is about seeing things and capturing them. And a scene different from one day, week, month, year to the next. A great scene one day can be a nothing scene the next day.
Landscape photography is all about patience, research and timing. Great landscape photography rarely happens through luck.
I am not saying that these two pictures of Hampshire, or rather the first one, is a great landscape photography image. Far from it.
But the two images make the point!
Technical info about this shot
Canon EOS6D, 70-200mm F4 L Lens at 70mm, 1/250th second, F8, ISO200. Single exposure taken handheld using the fantastic AV mode.
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