When you go out for a shoot , you always start off with some sort of an idea in your head. Lots of time you can just execute that idea and the result looks splendid. But there are times ( like today) you get on the location and the weather, humans, nature whatever isn’t really cooperating … Today was such a day, super calm sea, very difficult light to work with and a location that was relative new to me. Well sometimes difficult things make the most beautiful shots.
Enjoy this one to begin with, more will follow during the week 🙂
This shot is one I will remember for a very long time. I’ve set out with a fellow photographer and a clear idea in my head. We will be going to photograph the Mont Saint-Michel with a sunset and a sunrise. It would make for a few epic pictures no ? Well … little did we know that nature had other plans … The sunset … well clouds allover the place and no sunset … So let’s just put all our money on a sunrise right ? So we looked up the sunrise and we set off extremely early in the morning to take our position. Only to be confronted with …. fog …. But if there is one thing that I’ve learned over the years is that nature always throws you a surprise 🙂 So while being eaten alive by mosquitos ( yes bring repellant if you want to shoot it from this angle ) we waited for the sun to rise and the fog to clear. And then … MAGIC happens… we were rewarded with this awesome shot 🙂
The Hallerbos … once a year this place turns into a magical carpet of blue/purple bluebells. I went to shoot on Easter Sunday and I left very early in the morning as this place gets crowded with a lot of people very fast. Unfortunately the weather was very grim and the sun didn’t want to play a lot with the trees. This was the only shot that I’ve managed to take where you can actually see the sun playing with the trees. Photography is not always about getting the perfect shot for me. It’s also about enjoying nature and being mesmerized about the wonders that it throws at you. But remember to treat nature with all the respect she deserves when you want to enjoy her.
I shot this in March when I was visiting the Canary Islands. The sunset was starting slowly and the light was just magnificent. The exposure hereunder is about 30 seconds. It made the wild see look like a mystical landscape.