Monthly Archives: August 2012

Taking a Picture Posting Break

I’ve been posting pictures regularly for some years now.

It’s time for a break.

Thing is, like many photographers I’m having a good rethink about the direction of my site.

I’ll still be posting sometimes but my posts will be likely be about photography rather than describing single photos.

At the moment I’m involved in building up my collection on SmugMug,

On Keywording my latest photos and so on.

I’ll be posting about these things as I find the time.


I’ll not be forgetting to show photos by increasing the number of galleries.

Of course,

I’ll continue posting now and then on my activities with advice, reviews and so on but, for the moment, not posting a picture every week.

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Trees and Sun in Växjö – Gallery Picture

Trees and Sun in Växjö, Sweden

Trees and Sun in Växjö, Sweden

Trees and Sun in Växjö is a picture which is based on using the full range of tones in monochrome.

When I took this photo originally it was with the intention of producing a print for personal use or magazine reproduction.

Today things have moved on with production on a computer and reproduction often ending on a screen.

The main problem is still how to deal with range of tones in involved.

Växjö in Kronoberg County is, in many ways, a landscape photographers paradise with its clean air, forests and lakes

Trees and Sun in Växjö, Sweden – Photo Facts

As I was cycling through the surrounds of Växjö in Sweden I came across this clump of trees.

The sun was low in the sky.

I realised that there was no way I could get detail in the trees while keeping tone in the sky and an image of the sun which was more than a white disk.

I bracketed some exposures with the intention of losing detail in the trees and going for a sillhouette effect to create a semi abstract composition.

When shooting into the sun there are a few things to think of:

The most important is the safety issue:

Don’t look at the sun directly or through the viewfinder.

Photographically, a lenshood will not be much help but you need a lens with very good multi coating and with a clean surface.

For this kind of photo I prefer to use a prime lens with fewer elements and also I take off the filter I normally keep over the lens.

A filter introduces another source of reflection.

Using a clean prime lens made it possible to shoot this picture of Trees and Sun in Växjö without distracting reflections and light trails

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