Day 252

The last of this weeks themed shots. I was down by the river today and all of the trees seem to have sprung to life and the geese are out in force. There was sharp contrast everywhere because of the strong sun in the sky and the shadows were short and a little boring. I sat back to watch the geese while Nathan fed them and I noticed this one washing in the sunlight. The sparkle of the water and the light across its body drew me in but it tok 10 minutes to get the shot I wanted. Its been interesting focusing on the light but it has been difficult to forget about the objects in the shot. I must work on that so I think there will be another round of light themed shots in the not to distant future.

I was struck by the way the light was falling on the goose and the way the water was acting like a big reflector and filling in the shadow.

I was struck by the way the light was falling on the goose and the way the water was acting like a big reflector and filling in the shadow.

Day 251

Light and dark shot number 6. I have really stretched myself this week. Its hard to think just in terms of light but it is great fun and good practice. I noticed while my ear was getting wet off the grass that this daisy was like a tiny softbox that was lighting up everything below it in lovely soft light.

A daisy from below in the strong sunlight.

A daisy from below in the strong sunlight.

Day 250

Light and dark shot number 5 and more importantly, day 250 of this journey. I am a little taken aback by the number I must admit. Only 115 more pictures to go.I noticed this scene in front of me in the car park beside the local shop. I metered off of the reflection of the sun in the hope that the reflection off the metal trimming would be strong enough to carry through. Keep in mind this is almost completely unedited using natural light at midday.A scene I could almost see on a poster for need for speed.

A scene I could almost see on a poster for need for speed.

Day 249

Light and dark shot number 4. I was out walking in the woods and I noticed that the light was falling through the branches straight down onto this pine cone. I thought it looked a little interesting so I tried the shot. I think I slightly over exposed the pine cone itself.

In the dark wood the light fell perfectly on this pine cone.

In the dark wood the light fell perfectly on this pine cone.