Neodigital Art | Coping with the weather
I took this picture a while ago in gale force winds. You can see the effect of the wind on the tree. It was also dark and cloudy. I took the picture from high above the town and it looks quite artistic, with the churches in silhouette against the sky.
I took this picture that same day under the canal bridge and the weather makes it look quite spooky. You can see some new apartments in the distance, I took another photograph from there on a sunny day and it was used as an example of how scenic it can be around here!
The light wasn’t very good when I took this so I changed it to black and white, I think the black and white fence makes the picture. Without the fence it wouldn’t work. You can see a puddle of water in this picture, it was after the rain.
On the other side of Moorcroft Wood, is this demolition site. I photographed this after the rain too. The church in the background gives this spooky post industrial scene a contrast that makes it interesting. The water reflects light. I used Fotosketcher to make this photo look ‘vintage’ too.
Yesterday, we had more rain in a day than we usually have in a month, several inches. I don’t take photographs in the rain, but you can get interesting photographs after the rain. You can also experiment with slow speeds and take photos in poor light and even at night. I took a few good night photos last winter, but they were lost when my hard drive died. That is a shame because the art gallery needs photos like that for an exhibition. I might be able to take some in time, it’s worth having a go!
In Britain we can look forward to shorter days and darker nights. We can also look forward to the leaves falling from the trees and as they do so the colours will change, giving us yellows, red and even gold. If the rain stops, we might even get some sunshine and the lighter colours will reflect more light.
This is one of my favourite pictures and demonstrates how the lighter colours reflect light perfectly. This was in Spring though, nature can be a bit messy in Autumn and I expect fallen leaves on that water for a while. The colours of fallen leaves can be a little too much too and so careful editing needs to be done, sometimes to mute the really bright colours so they don’t blend into one another too much.
The ice and snow will also reflect lots of light, if you’re brave enough to venture out in it. Brrr, I shiver just thinking about it! There are more amazing blog on the home page of a zillion ideas. Please share on Facebook, I am trying to get more writers and photographers to contribute to the site, but I also need more readers. I always need new ideas too, so comment if you have a great idea we can use.