Category Archives: landscapes

Approaching winter in Epping Forest, Essex, England, UK Epping Forest, Essex, England, UK

I am always looking through older images as I never delete a single one! Images that I ignore when I take them, I see things in them later that make me glad I didn’t hit the delete key.

This photo is one of those and is a ‘natural’ panoramic. Natural in the sense that I photographed it as a panoramic format image. It’s a multiple image stitched panoramic photograph. I was stood in the middle of a piece of heathland, patiently waiting for deer to pass through. I know they reside in the area as I always see fleeting glimpses of them from time to time.

Unfortunately, or should I say ‘as usual’, I did not see any deer. I would have loved to have seen them pass, as they would have really added to this composition, as the viewer would see this just as a forest photo, and on closer inspection would see deer camouflaged against the winter foliage.

But, alas it was not to be…but never mind, I love the colours, the red/brown against the bluey grey….and that is what originally struck me when I was out there.

Sunset photos,East sussex, England, UK Sunset, East Sussex, England, UK


Well, you can’t get enough sunset photos! That’s what I say anyway!! This was taken somewhere in the South Downs, on the road that leads into Brighton. I saw the view beyond the hills that you see on the right was about to fall out of view as I headed south, so I stopped for a break to see if there were any compositions to be had…

This was a bracketed shot with the idea of merging them in HDR software…but with this composition I thought it suited being underexposed and then using photoshop just to bring out the highlights in the grassy area in the foreground.

From a technical photography point of view it reinforces what I have always said, and that is…if it looks right, then it is right. Which ties in with my own view that there is no such thing as a ‘correct’ exposure. What you see in this photograph isn’t what I saw when I was there as it is underexposed as part of a series of bracketed shots…but it is what I liked the best when I saw my raw files back home on the computer….