You would think that in England at this time of the year we would have had a bit of rain, well for the last few week we haven’t had much, so what I though would be a rather straight forward exercise was becoming harder to complete.
We have also had a lot of sun but this morning the weather was due to be cloudy so I set off to capture images in Sun and Shade.
For my first set of images I found a nice oak tree. The leaves looked good with the sun shining on them.
As you can see there is nice detail in the leaves and the colours are clear and crisp.
Now for similar images taken in shade.
Well here are the four images together.
I think that you can see the difference between the two sets of images, but which ones do I like better?
Well after looking at both sets I like the images taken in sunshine. The difference in F stop was F6.7 to F22.
Next I was asked to look at my image library and choose a set of images, taken in cloudy weather that , in my view, could not be improved by taking the same image in sun light.
Here are the images that I have chosen.
I think in bright sun light the light would have reflected off the sand and you would not have had the water on the beach for the nice reflections. The black dry-suits stand out better against the dull grey sky.
I think in the above image the water dripping from the branches, the wet wood, giving a damp feel and the dark leave add so much more feeling to the image, rather than the so often seen sun rays through the canopy. What do you think?
Why do I like this image, well the fog just adds so much more to the shot, the sea mist rolling in from the sea and the wet metal handrail all give the feeling of a damp day in Dorset. I think that bright sunlight would have reflected off the house losing the nice detail of the edge of the house against the cliff face.
The next part of this exercise asked me to take a series of images outside on an overcast day. I have chosen images with strong natural aspects, wood, trees and metal.
I just love this image, as there is no shadow on the logs you can see the detail clearly on each of them. The two tools leaning against the back of the lorry also look good. I also like the two red reflectors on the back of the truck. The green lorry makes a stronger statement in the dull conditions.
It had been raining all morning and in a break from the showers I set off, this was a great find. The wood gate in the lovely stone wall leads you to the old building with the tin roof.
The orange rust marks add great detail and I think that the roof looks better with it. The whole thing is framed by the large tree on the right.
The dull, damp weather just allows all the different colours to come through.
I was lucky to find this shed especially with the rusty sign on the door, the rusty hinges and the wooden walls just look great. The lobster pots have a great feel to them and to add further colour the blue box just sits on the top.
As there was no sun on the hut I think you can see greater detail, just look at the corners of the sign on the door, rusting away with holes forming.
End of another exercise, I am Two images short as we still have not had any rain.
I hope we get some rain soon, otherwise I won’t be able to finish this exercise and we will have another hose pipe ban in the Southeast!!!
As I finish typing Radio 4 say there might be showers tomorrow!!!