109/365 Fire in the water


With interest in yesterdays post, todays post 109, is just the reflection in the water from the willow tree. Its amazing what sort of textures and patterns you can get in the water from here. I always stop by this particular location to see what is available in the autumn.

Willow tree reflection in water.
Canon 1d mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4  L IS lens.

 

108/365 Mallard under willow tree


I’ve been editing some images recently and came across this one I took last autumn.  I really like this image as its so rich in textures and colours. Its of a drake Mallard and is very chilled out sitting underneath this over hanging Willow tree.

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, Gloucestershire. 2011.
Canon 1d MkIV with Canon 500mm f/4  L IS lens.

As always, please click on the image to enlarge.

When the light is too low for photography……


…..get artistic!!!

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.
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