People tend to think of landscape photography as a fairly leisurely persuit, but in my experience it is anything but. I took these two pictures within a few minutes of each other – and then the light went!
If you are curious, I took these on my phone, which I bring on my daily walk. Moments after I took the rainbow picture it rained quite heavily, which made me glad that my phone is water resistant. To my eye, these photos are quite close to how it looked, the Sun was very low in the sky, casting long, dark shadows.
Another sunset photo. I really like trees and the interesting shadows which they cast. In this case it is from the the sunset. Part of me want to crop this to square with the tree in the middle – but I haven’t. I wonder what the soundtrack might be.?
As you can see, this another view of the park which I have been walking around all these weeks. When I first started walking in the morning and evening, I was mostly alone, but now I regularly have to leave the path to allow other people to pass. I’m writing this on a Thursday evening, knowing that on Monday all the shops in Horsham will open for the first time in almost 3 months. Will it be teaming with people or will they all stay away?
Whether through design or cirumstance, seem to be photographing sunsets lately. In the UK, we have had sunshine for most of the lockdown period, which has made for some golden sunsets (see above).
I’m wondering if the air is a little clearer because there are fewer cars on the roads – in the evening, there is very little traffic these days – bicycles seem to be the most popular form of transport.
I don’t know when lockdown will end – could be June- but I have the feeling it may be a while, I am looking forward to pictures of people, but I think I will miss quiet walks and clear skies.
I like sunset, particularly in Northern Europe where it can last a while (unlike in the tropics, where the Sun disappears with the haste of a light switch).
On this occasion, I was standing by the Serpentine, looking towards Kensington Gardens, when I saw the light coming through the trees and picking out the yellow leaves. And I took a picture.
Technical Details. Slightly unusual here, I have lately been using a DXO One camera. On this occasion, I didn’t have it attached to my phone, so I was peering at the tiny screen. So far, I have been quite pleased with the results – and it is tiny (I can make a fist around it). Perhaps I will write a review one day.
I really enjoyed my visit to Vientiane. Although it is modernising very quickly, the pace of life is still pretty slow and the people are quite friendly. At sunset, people tend to gather at the edge of the Mekong to watch the sun set and meet with friends.