This past weekend I did the brotherly thing and helped my sister and her family move houses into a rather nice old farmhouse. This house not far from here has a decent sized front garden ideal for her kids to run around in and alongside this garden is a small plantation that blocks the prevailing westerly wind on its elevated position, as well as creating a visual block from their nearest neighbours.
On seeing the small wood butted up against the bare garden it I was immediately drawn to the to way the light was sucked away leaving the closest tree trunks and garden fence heavily contrasted.
Monday morning the sun was out and my sister and the kids were in the garden so I went up with my camera, partly to snap my nephew in his new garden and with his outdoor toys but also to make some images for me from this small tree plantation.
I’ve been modifying my techniques, both in processing and capture recently – thinking more about retaining detail, so using less extravagant movement of the camera during capture and then using different blending modes and colour adjustments in Photoshop to rely less on the plugin Analog Efex Pro 2 which I’ve been using mostly for some time now to create many of my images.
Keep an eye out for a possible video on these differing techniques!
Contact me if interested in prints of any of the above images.