Image 015 is a pair of Shelduck flying against a very stormy background. Dark clouds in the background and subjects in full sun are one of my favourite weather conditions to photograph in. It creates a high dynamic range to the image and also gives a lot of impact. I like this image so much I have it as a large canvas in my office. 🙂
Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna, Gloucestershire, March, 2009.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm lens.
Spending part of the New Year period with some close friends in Somerset allowed me to visit some new places for photography. New Years Day was going to be crisp and frosty which normally leads to a really stunning sunset so a visit to Sand Point was needed. Walking to the end of the point allowed an uncluttered view over the estuary towards Flat Holm and Steep Holm. The colours in the sky were really intense and was well worth the visit. After getting the pictures I wanted of the sunset, I started to walk back in the near darkness watching the hues of the sunset just hinting above the horizon to what colours they were just half an hour before. Knowing that the colours of the sky would still be picked out by the cameras sensitive sensor, but also knowing that it was too dark to get static pictures I started to get artistic! The results are below. What do you think? More images of this session will be appearing on ALAMY soon so please keep checking the link to the right.
If anybody wants to know how I captured the first two images (or any images for that matter) then please get in touch.
All of the images seen here (or on Alamy, or my website) can be purchased as prints or canvases. Please get in touch for more details.