I thought I would post an Exmoor landscape photo today to split up my Dartmoor posts as I have another Dartmoor photo to post from Saturday after this one. I took this photo on Dunkery, Exmoor. I love photos of trees in the mist. I loved how I couldn’t see a thing beyond the gate and think it emphasises the lack of visibility and scale.
It’s quite odd with mist photos as the normal tendency is to want to add contrast and sharpness when processing a photo.
I went to Exmoor today to try to get a few landscape shots while taking a break from building the next version of my website. As I drove onto Exmoor I was constantly looking for new viewpoints to shoot, as well as checking out spots that I have earmarked but have yet to get the right light for. This footpath leads up into the Exmoor hills outside of Withypool from one of several inset parking areas that line the road. Read More
I took this Exmoor landscape photo less than 10 minutes after An Exmoor Sunset View. I love how the lighting changed from being quite a vivid orange to the blue tones of dusk as the sun disappeared behind the clouds.
I have now dusted off my camera and trying to get back out and about again, it has definitely been too long between shooting sessions! I only realised just how idle I have been, when I noticed that I have only shot just over 1000 shots with my 5D Mark 2, which I got in December 2012.
I went for a drive around Exmoor on my day, off looking for inspiration and chanced upon a section of woodland for sale. Unlike the other previous woodlands that I had passed I noticed that this one had quite a nice lead in path, with light on the bend to compliment it. I had to reverse the car and park up by the time my brain had envisaged the shot, thankfully there was no traffic! Read More
Here is another photo that I took as the sun set on Winsford Hill on Exmoor. As you can see in this one the light across the grass had lost most of its’ beautiful glow that was coming from the ebbing sun. The sky though was another story and was very vibrant.
Even using the 5D mark 2 as little as I have I can already see a difference in post processing with the amount of dynamic range that is in the photos. I think I am going to have to revisit all my favourite North Devon photo spots to see if I can improve on my current photos!
I have been waiting since Christmas to get out and properly christen the 5D. On Saturday I finally made my dash to Exmoor to try to catch sunset. I went to Winsford Hill knowing that it had some nice characteristic trees that I could use in my composition. I settled on this tree as I liked the open patch of grass around the tree and the fact that it was so uneven. I knew it should work great with the golden hour light and wasn’t disappointed. Read More
Golden hour is many a landscape photographers favourite time but I often love that moment in time where the sunset light ebbs away along with the warm tones to be replaced with cooler colours accompanied by quiet as the world settles into it’s night time slumber. Read More
This is a photo of trees in the mist that I took on Exmoor recently on the same day that I photographed my Exmoor sunset view. It’s really quite amazing what difference just an hour or so can make to the weather. Admittedly there was also quite a change in elevation between the 2 photos.
I wish the mist was a little bit thicker so that it impeded the visibility of the main trees more but I still like the way it turned out. I think it definitely looks better in black and white. This photo was taken in a field to the left of the hill up to Dunkery Beacon. I was going to walk up to the beacon but the mist was so thick that I thought it would be a stupid endeavour.