This is a wonderfully atmospheric picture of the shafts of sunlight through the mist in the trees.
I did not include this image originally, as it was in my Poole set of images. I made the decision to exclude pictures taken in Bournemouth, Poole and Sandbanks, as each of these locations already have their own web pages.
Basically I have just changed my mind. And why not? It is my website after all!
I want a set of 12 pictures of Dorset – I have plenty of pictures of Poole after all that I can put in my Poole Photographer web page.
Back to the image.
This is one of my favourite recent images. This image is all about the interaction of the shafts of sunlight. I wanted bags of mood in this image, which I feel I have created. I wanted this set of 12 images to have a range of subject matters and moods – there is more to the county of Dorset than sweeping landscape views in the sunshine.
I wanted my set of 12 Dorset photos to be a bit different.
I also like including details within a scene, isolating down to one thing, which in this case is the sunlight.
This image was processed in Lightroom, and the picture you see is the original edit I did at the time of processing the set of images for the article I have still to write!
On the technical side of the image capture these are the settings I used to take this picture taken on my Canon 6D with my Canon 24-105mm F4 L lens attached to my trusty Manfrotto 190 Go Tripod with geared head
To take the image I;
- Selected an aperture of F22. The ISO was set at 100. I was using AV mode so no more to do regarding the exposure. The camera decided on 1/15th second for a correct exposure.
- Zoomed in to 60mm to get the composition I wanted.
- Focussed 1/3rd into the scene using back button focus.
- With the camera all set I hit the shutter release, starting the 10 second self-timer. 10 seconds later a set of three bracketed images had been taken for processing in Lightroom.
Forgot to say, I was shooting in RAW. I never shoot in Jpeg on my Canon 6D.
This image is the original edit in Lightroom.
Rick McEvoy Photography
Thursday 13th April 2017