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Moorcroft Wood landscapes.


I took this photo in 2012 with my Fujifilm S5600, which shows you don’t need an expensive camera to get a good shot. It was on a narrow aperture through the bars on a bridge over the canal and that’s Moorcroft Wood on the left.

Photography is a form of art, you can create pictures or you can just take snaps. Understanding your camera will help you create better pictures. Then when you really understand all those settings and enjoy photography, that is the time to consider getting a better camera. I’m not sure what the aperture was for this shot, but I’m guessing  F/8 which gives a good depth of field  and gets the trees going down the canal in focus.

This is another landscape from 2012 taken with the Fuji. The important thing with these shots is the light. These were taken in May and it’s a good month for light. May and June have long days with the longest day in June allowing us to take photographs right into the evening. The ‘golden hour’ for some photographers is the first and last hours of the day, but the season for me is the spring that gives good light and subtle colours.

We can record history with photographs. This is Moorcroft Pool on the edge of Moorcroft Wood in 2012. It was losing water and later it was even worse than this, but you can see the leaves were back on the trees by June.

Some landscapes just keep changing with the change in the seasons and water levels. This is Moorcroft Pool in August 2012 and the grass has grown where there used to be water and we have a different scene. Even going to a location at a different time of day, will give you a different landscape.

All of today’s pictures were taken with my Fujifilm S5600, so you don’t need an expensive camera to take up photography.

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A few more of my earlier photographs:

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4 responses

  1. Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.

    17, February 2015 at 10:44 am

  2. Hi Mike, Wonderful photos! The comparison of the water at the pool is very interesting. Excellent point, in addition to becoming artwork, photos can document history for us.

    My favourite photo this week is the top one. Your perspective is amazing. You’re right, you don’t need a fancy camera to get the shot, but you do need a brilliant mind to come up with these amazing ideas!

    21, February 2015 at 3:46 am

    • Hi Carolyn,

      I like that first picture too. I photographed the canal close to there last year and there were millions of flowers lining the canal near Moorcroft Wood. The same flowers line the river. I’ll go back in June and check that stretch of canal and see if the flowers get that far too. I’ve found a section of river that we haven’t explored yet too. They keep building new houses and all that’s left to access the river and the nature reserves is a hidden path.It gets to be more of a quest now just to gain access to these places! I’m really ready for Spring now! I know the weather has been worse on the East side of the US though, we have had it mild by comparison.

      21, February 2015 at 9:28 am

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