I posted a similar picture a couple of weeks ago and suggested I was going to re-shoot as the full size version suffered from very evident camera shake. As part of my recent trip out, I revisited the site to take another shot. Not quite the same composition, but at least this one is sharp.
While I was there I had another crack at another image from almost a year ago and several variations, a few here. I believe most of the ‘Master’ landscape photographers used to revisit sites several times, developing ideas and approaches over time – if it’s good enough for them…….
Great photography. I think that the landscape, the forests and woods of England must be a marvel to behold.
Indeed they are. Most of the woods I visit are relatively small so much of my landscape photography tends to be be ‘micro’ instead of large vistas. Of course, the weather conditions we have are very much responsible for the green – whether that’s from leaves or moss or lichen or algae.
Beautiful! Love all the moss.
Thanks – one thing we don’t seem to be short of this year is moss.
I like the way you’ve positioned the steps, and in the bnw the balance of the fence posts; graduating, diminishing towards the distance. Also like the way it divides the soil bank to ethereal distance and tree foliage – tantalising. Amazing textures in the colour shots – and such a verdant, vibrant green 🙂 Nice balance of scale.
Ultimately, I guess it’s a scene not a picture as such, as there’s no central subject?
Scene/picture? That’s an interesting distinction of terms. I see the steps bringing the image together – a stairway/ lead in as an invitation into the realm of trees and the woods beyond. I guess you could say you’ve carefully composed a picture depicting a scene 🙂
🙂 – you could indeed.
(For me, a ‘picture’ has to have some sense of a principal subject which, while that subject doesn’t need to be particularly large in a frame, has to be a place for the eye to rest a while. A ‘scene’ is more random – I could point the camera out the window to capture a ‘scene’ but that wouldn’t make it a ‘picture’. ….I think 😉 )
Yes, i like how you define the difference 🙂
Lovely – worth going back and photographing again (and again, and again…)
Thanks – I think I will return a couple of times – it’s really easy to get to – at the head of the steps there’s a large free car park that services visitors to the reservoir.
Ahhh, bluebells, in my experience the least photogenic of flowers. The B&W is a beautiful and striking photo, but you wouldn’t know the bluebells were there.
I’m not sure I’d quite go with their lack of appeal for the photographer but I think I prefer them en masse in swathes. If the sunlight is anywhere near them then a polariser is a good tool to use to cut down on the glare.
Black and white is a great leveller and assist in losing unwanted garish colours.
I love the first photo. I like the timeless quality. It could have been taken yesterday or 50 years ago.