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Following the light .

Finding the light 06
Following the suns light through the trees
Castlemorris Woodlands , County KIlkenny
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

During the Winter months the Suns is sitting low in the sky for most of the day, this is a feature that I personally like a lot when taking images. Long shadows form on the landscape from woodlands and trees , hedge rows form deep and dark areas in your images during the morning and long into the afternoon.

What about the Sun in the deepness of the forests, its light finds it hard to penetrate far into the woodlands and onto forest floors.

If you get as deep into the woods as you can and find an thinned area of old tall trees however the light that does get through can be used to wonderful effect, in the images below I did my best to capture the light that was getting through, making use of some moss covered rocked and the trunks of the trees themselves.

One thing I noticed was that if you position the sun right behind a tree , the light wraps its way around both sides of the trees in front of you, forming an outline of sun light.

I also very much like placing the sun on the very edge of the image or just outside it and using lens flare to bring a beam of light on to some of the rocks and plants.

Following the suns light through the trees: Gallery

Finding the light 01

Finding the light 02

Finding the light 03

Finding the light 04

Finding the light 05

7 responses

  1. Absolutely LOVE it all, Nigel! – how lucky you are to have some wonderful places to roam in …

    February 10, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    • Hello M. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very happy that you did !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes, that’s very true , I love getting in to these woods πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm

  2. Wowza. Amazing.

    February 10, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased your likes these images πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 11, 2014 at 1:37 pm

  3. Ah, gorgeous greens and warm shafts of light. Perfect πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    February 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm

  4. OMG – these images are other-worldly beautiful Nigel. Audible gasps all around… I think I feel a poem coming on! : )))

    February 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!!


      I will come and read it very soon !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm

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