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 »

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 »