As Scotland swings through the summer months; which can be very hit or miss when it comes to the weather, I caught a good day to get out with our dog, Sam, and get my camera off the shelf.
Lately I've been studying a lot about composition.
I'm pretty confident with the rules of thirds; it's a reasonably straight forward system to visualise, or, the rule of odds. Some of the other rules I've discovered, are...not so easy; like the rule of Phi, or the golden spiral.
These are a few of the better shots I took trying out some of these other new concepts of composition.
I had a nice surprise with the cows. They were far away when I approached the fence; but it wasn't long before they wandered down towards me. Which was great because they were all standing in bright sunlight which was causing some annoying over exposures on their relatively bright hides compared to the shaded areas caused by the tall trees around the field. It's also my first real experience dipping toe into the "wildlife" genre of photography...nice and slow subject to get the shot! 😅
The last shot of the seed pod I used two coloured graduated filters; a red and a blue.
I really like the effect in the background. I definitely want to recreate this for other shots. The seed pod looks a bit over saturated in the reds; I'm just not sure if I like what it does in the image. I think it's one of those I'll come back to in a few months and make a decision about what to do with it.
PP - Fundamentals only. No wizardry! 😁
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