Photography: Different directions
The sun came out a little last week and I took advantage of that to take this photo of the river. I’m shooting in a westerly direction, the sun is southerly and to my left. You can see it shining through the trees and giving an interesting effect.
This is the same shot taken a couple of weeks ago, later in the day. It was also before we put the clocks on an hour. The sun was a lot more westerly. Notice how much black and grey, we have in the picture. The image looked spectacular in real life, but the sensor on the camera isn’t as good as our eyes. It only captures some of that reflected light. Going back to take the shot again was worth it.
This dark and moody picture was taken by Carolyn over at Wonder of Tech. It’s very dark, but interesting. The interesting parts are the tree on the left that silhouettes a little against the sky. The house on the right is also interesting, but you can hardly see it. The trees look flat like black cardboard cut outs. Will editing make it better? I don’t think so, because it would lose the moody effect. I tried to lighten it and that spoiled the sunset.
Does making the house lighter improve it? Maybe or maybe not. This photo was taken with an Iphone and I think I would have been tempted to take it again with the sun in a different position. The dark clouds make the image dark, they are also reflected on the snow. Shots into the sun are always difficult. When you’re shooting a sunset, look at the silhouettes. Structures with a pattern are great. Get the Eiffel Tower in the foreground and a sunset in the background and you have a great picture!
Finally, a scenic picture of Moorcroft Pool (The Sanna) which looks quite bright, but notice how dark it is on the right of the picture. I was shooting in a southerly direction and the sun was setting in the west. Notice the power lines! I have managed to get the trees in the foreground silhouetted against the bright background. Be careful not to overdo the black silhouettes.
What do you think of today’s pictures? Please share you thoughts in the comments box. You can also follow me on Twitter. Remember to think about the direction that you’re pointing your camera when taking a shot.