Photography: Winter pictures
It’s the beginning of winter in the UK, but you can still take landscape pictures, if you wrap up warm. The buildings in the distance of this picture are Sandwell Park Farm. There were a lot of people out braving the freezing cold on Sunday.
The clear blue sky was promising to give us a good sunset. I saw this silhouette above the embankment shooting towards the sun. It’s really dark on this side because there is hardly any reflected light, just shadow. Shadows can be a problem at this time of year and the bright sunlight can fool the camera into thinking there is more light than there actually is.
Sunsets are boring, you need something in the foreground. The turret of this church looked great with the red sunset behind it. The church was hidden behind houses, so we went closer and lost the sunset! I think the signs spoil this picture too.
I did get the sunset in the end, with trees in the foreground and the mid-ground looking misting. I silhouetted the pylon and an apartment block in the distance. We don’t take photos, we create them!
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