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CROSS-LIGHTING TWILIGHT

DEEPThe Deep Sealife Centre, Hull, East Yorkshire

For those of us with a predilection for wild places, it can be rewarding and refreshing to turn our attention to the urban landscape. Continue reading »

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CREPUSCULAR CREATURES

Castlerigg, Cumbria

Castlerigg, Cumbria

Although there are obvious directional differences, the colour palettes of dawn and dusk are essentially identical but sequenced in reverse. Landscape photographers are crepuscular creatures, we tend to function most creatively at twilight, be it dawn or dusk. Continue reading »

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SECOND CHANCE SUNSET

Cape Cornwall, West Cornwall

Pointing our cameras towards the sun can often create dramatic images. Overall contrast is obviously maximized, but because foreground and middle-ground objects are being illuminated from the other side, they are rendered as desaturated low-contrast silhouettes. There is a controllable degree of textural detail within these shadows, depending on choice of exposure and subsequent digital processing. Continue reading »

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DAYLIGHT COLOURS

Anderby Creek

The enchanting colours of twilight provide eternal appeal for the landscape photographer. Moreover, as darkness falls we often enjoy harnessing the potential of long-exposures. We may then allow time to reveal itself, smearing cloudy skies and water into a beautiful homogenous blur, introducing a compelling new dimension to mitigate the loss of spatial depth inherent in our two-dimensional imagery. Continue reading »

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SHOOTING THE BREEZE

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St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, West Cornwall

Celtic legend has it that a few thousand years ago, Mount’s Bay was a dense forest that became the submerged victim of rising sea-levels. Evidence of preserved tree trunks from an ancient forest can still be seen in parts of Mount’s Bay at low tide. It has since suffered ship-wrecks, smugglers, Spanish attacks and a tsunami.

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LOCHAN NA H’ACHLAISE BY TORCHLIGHT

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I was travelling up to Glencoe and had hoped to get to this wonderful loch before sunset. I arrived an hour too late. Not to be deterred in my quest for a magical image in the blackness of darkening twilight, I decided to create my own illumination using a large hand-held torch.

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