Hello everyone - I hope you’re all having a great start to the week!
I thought we’d go for an old favourite with this week’s theme….
This week’s theme is Landscapes
Back in September we had an urban landscapes theme so I figured it was about time we went back to basics. With this one you can get out in the countryside and find some natural landscapes to shoot. Do remember though that you don’t need to always shoot dramatic vistas to make a great landscape photo - sometimes your local woodland or park can offer plenty of interesting photographic opportunities. Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite….
Last week I took a stroll in the local woods, just half a mile from our house. The trees still have a little autumn colour, but the bare tracery of winter branches can be just as beautiful.
Don’t overlook the possibility of getting out to shoot around dawn or dusk - the golden light of sunrise and sunset can make any landscape look glorious. During the winter, the shorter daylight hours also mean that the golden hour takes place at a sensible time of day, rather than a four in the morning! In this image Luca Micheli has made perfect use of the golden hour, and the low sunlight helps to sculpt the landcape.
Perhaps the weather where you live isn’t giving you many glimpses of the sun at the moment though/ Fear not - even bad weather can have its own beauty and be perfect for landscape photography. Take fog for instance - it can introduce a wonderful sense of layering into landscape images, which you just don’t see on a clear day. Here, Neven Mrcmarek has captured this layering perfectly.
So there you have a few ideas to get you started - now it’s your turn to get outside with your camera and create your own landscape images!
How to participate:
- Please submit your photo by midnight GMT on Sunday 15th December.
- To submit a photo, hit the Reply button below and upload your image(s). Please limit each post to one image.
- Please try to also share your picture on your page over the main Photoblog platform and encourage others to visit the theme thread to participate and vote.
- To vote, click the heart icon.
- If you post your picture early in the week, don’t forget to pop back to see what others have shared and to cast your votes!
Winner of the last theme
There were several different approaches to our creative restrictions theme last week, but the winner was this beautiful woodland shot by @peterphotowalks, where he restricted himself to a wide angle lens. Congratulations Peter!