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Old 24th August 2013
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Flat light foray

Today was very overcast with flat even lighting so I took the OMD+100-300 out just in case I saw something that grabbed my eye.

These two images are the ones that caught my eye.




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Re: Flat light foray

Subjects that really benefit from that type of light. I always think it is one of the most beautiful types of light when used in the right circumstances.
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Re: Flat light foray

Thanks John,

You are right and not enough people take advantage of it.
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You have a good eye. Well done.
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Re: Flat light foray

Well spotted, Ian, lovely light. Did you think about cropping the 1st to take out the bottom leaf ?
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Re: Flat light foray

Nice! Flat light is my favourite for photographing wildlife in particular, it reduces the amount of work I have to do in post processing.

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Re: Flat light foray

Very nice set. I agree, flat light can be good.
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Re: Flat light foray

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Well spotted, Ian, lovely light. Did you think about cropping the 1st to take out the bottom leaf ?
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I did consider that then thought if I leave it in it creates a triangle with the tree, larger leaves and then smaller so the eye can travel around the triangle.

Well that is my logic, bizarre as it may appear.
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I did consider that then thought if I leave it in it creates a triangle with the tree, larger leaves and then smaller so the eye can travel around the triangle.

Well that is my logic, bizarre as it may appear.
Nothing wrong with that logic, it was just a thought.
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Re: Flat light foray

Quite beautiful - my fav is the Feather

Nice Flat Light is great - so long as your not wanting to capture Red Kites
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Luckily no kite flyers around on this day
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Re: Flat light foray

Like that first one in particular. As you say flat light works for that sort of subject.

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Re: Flat light foray

This was an opportune post for me Ian as I am reading "The Art of Digital Photography" at the moment and the chapter on how our eyes move around a photo. Your first photo illustrates this perfectly.
Two lovely shots.
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