The seasons are changing in England and so I had a lot of sunshine at the weekend and that gave me different things to worry about, like long shadows. I tried to get some photographs of buildings, because they hold more local interest. It’s a change from the usual landscape photography.
I took several shots of this leisure centre. The sky was very blue, but in my other shots it was much paler blue and the photos were over-exposed. I have to get used to the increased light after the dreary days of winter. I can now use faster speeds and lower ISO settings. I have some filters to experiment with too.
The light in this shot was totally different. Often for night shots you have to use a very slow speed. I tried a few settings and aperture priority didn’t work too well. I decided to try shutter speed priority and started with quite a slow speed and kept increasing the shutter speed until I got a shot that balanced the light. This shot isn’t great, but about as good as I will get it without using a tripod.
This picture of an old pub, looks quite spooky. All these buildings are unusual and make good subjects for photographs. Making a record of what they look like is also contributing to local history.
It’s Spring in just 2 days time and so it will be more pleasant going out taking photographs. I can see daffodils in my garden about to bloom and there will be bluebells in the woods followed by an array of millions of flowers lining the banks of the river as the season progresses. There will be lots to see and photograph. Which of today’s photos do you like? Please share your thoughts in the comments box. You can also follow me on Twitter.