Saturday, 17 July 2010

Playing Around With Light

Just to follow on from my last two posts...

On that beautiful spring evening I took the Red Deer shots, the light was so lovely I hung around and waited for the sun to set.
I have taken the sunset at this location many times before and I must of photographed one particular tree hundreds of times.

In fact, this must be the most photographed tree in British nature photography because it has been the subject of award winning images from pros such as Ben Hall and Geoff Simpson as well as helping yours truly to top prize in a competition early this year!

I'm sure many of you will be familiar with Ben's famous image of Red Deer under this tree at sunset because it has been used by the RSPB in their Birds Magazine on a number of occasions.

Anyway, I just wanted to make one more point about the use of light following on from the Mute Swan post from the other day...

One tree in the setting sun...
Same tree in the same setting sun, but this time I positioned myself a few feet further to the left...
As you can see, the results are rather different and the light paints two very different pictures with a lot more subtle variations in colour in the second shot.


  1. Both of them are Wonderful :)

  2. Wonderful photos! Color so intense ...