For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing my shots from a misty woodland shoot which turned into a heavy rainstorm. This week I ventured out to try this location again, as the weather looked more promising.
When I arrived, there was a weak sun trying to break through the low cloud but a distinct absence of mist. But, with the weak sun there was at least a chance of light on the trees and some colour. Hmmm!!!
By the time I walked the short distance from my car the sun was fading and the grey cloud building. Here’s one of the first shots I took where you can at least see traces of light.
I shot this using a Panasonic G9 with Leica 12-60 lens at 28mm. It was a handheld exposure of 1/30 second at f/8.0 and ISO200. About 10 minutes later it was followed by this shot.
This was also with the G9 and 12-60 lens at 17mm. It’s handheld at 1/200 second at f/8.0 and ISO200.
After a couple more of shots, there was a lot of standing around. It became clear that no amount of head scratching would fix the problem.
That’s when we decided to head over to Bole Hill Quarry as it offered opportunities to keep the grey sky out of the frame.
The idea to keep the sky out of the frame was a sound one. The problem was the conditions in the quarry simply were terrible. They were so poor that I won’t even bother you with the shots. Eventually, I found myself trying so hard to produce something decent that I was seeing compositions that weren’t there. That’s when you know it’s time to give up.
I’ll have to chalk this one down to another failed woodland trip.
Have a great weekend.