Landscape Photography in Cheshire, Dane Valley Sunset – Take 2
I was out for a walk the other evening, this time without the dog. Not normally a creature of habit I try not to walk the same routes too often, sounds a little daft but living in an area where there are so many places to pick from it’s nice just to mix things up a little, keeps things fresh!
This philosophy went promptly out the window when I heard from a local friend that the my favourite corn fields were being harvested this coming weekend. I thought I’d chance my hand at capturing one last sunset over the soon to be bare corn fields.
I picked up some kit, forcing myself to pack minimally (camera body, two lenses, a tripod and a selection of filters), and headed out. Its actually quite liberating going out with only the bare essentials, and for me it’s helping to really learn where the sweet-spot is with a specific lens. I think there are only a couple of lenses you ever really ‘need’ for landscape photography work.
Some of you out there might disagree, and may argue having multiple bits of glass to suit a specific shot, but having only the one lens to choose from makes you really work to get the outcome you want.
Another benefit of travelling light is not feeling like I’m pack-training every time I go out without the dog to help pull me up and around the local terrain! The walk is only about 3 miles, not to long, and circles back past some cracking views across the Dane Valley if you’re familiar with the this part of Cheshire, just near to Swettenham.
I cut across the track to the perimeter of the adjoining corn filed, setting up pretty close to where I’d stood the other evening. I had a little more time to frame the old Oak tree, hoping to capture the low light bathing the bows. I think I prefer this version of the view as it captures the golden light as it illuminates the corn.
Another great way to end the day, my Landscape Photography karma must be good at the moment!
Canon 1Ds Mark III
EF 16-35 L USM II @16mm
1/2 sec @ f/11, ISO 50
0.9 Reverse ND Grad (Singh-Ray)
0.6 ND (Lee)
Really Right Stuff TVC33+BH55 LR
A little dodging and burning
Have a great day!