Carlton Marshes in fog

Another post with pictures from long after I made them! Getting to be a habit, although I'm not completely sure it's a bad one: letting the pictures stew for a bit blurs the experience of when I took them, forcing me to see them for what they are in themselves, uncoloured by my memories of the time. I'm mostly serious, but it's still partly an excuse for not updating my blog. Anyway. Carlton Marshes, the nature reserve a short way from our house. It's big and flat and full of fields and, er, marshes. Nice place for a walk, even »

Carlton Marshes, somewhat desiccated

I last went to Carlton Marshes just under two months ago, and it was rather wet and muddy then, despite the sun. Now, in late March after a week or so of sun and no rain, it's much drier. Still cold, but not unpleasantly so - in fact, by the end of the walk I was wishing I hadn't brought my coat. X-T2, 14/2.8, 23/2 and 60/2.4 »

Carlton Marshes in winter

As mentioned in the previous two posts, the atmosphere has been conspiring against me. New camera, no good light for taking pictures. Well! Today that all changed, as finally the sun came out at the same time I had the opportunity to actually go out and make the most of it! Hurrah! Carlton Marshes is a nature reserve I've been to before, but until now have never managed to really make any pictures there worth showing to anyone. It's a really nice place, albeit very muddy at this time of year. It also really highlights just how flat this part »

Winter Sky

One of the best things about winter, from a photographer's perspective, is the light -- the low sun makes for a an almost all-day-long 'golden hour', and when combined with the stark, leafless trees, can provide some wonderful picture opportunities. The cold weather also brings frequently gloomy skies, but every now and then the clouds clear enough for the low sun to shine through. Even with a slightly warmer tone, the impression is still one of coldness, due to the bare branches and softer, weaker light. Careful positioning of the camera can make the sun look even lower than it »