Dark Interior

Even on a bright day, the woods can be incredibly dark! The trees in the first image show darker than they were in reality but I wanted to keep the contrast between them and the colour of the sunlit landscape behind.

The second image has been lightened! The original photo was dark but only because it reflected how dark the interior of the dense  undergrowth really was.

Forest

Dark Forest

Pool of Sunlight – Moments of Magic

This is the kind of magical scene I would expect to see only in fantasy film. There are times in the real world when you’re in the right place at the right time and the real magic of the world is revealed. I have done virtually nothing to these photos other than take them!

Pool of sunlight

Pool of sunlight

Golden Morning

Rosebay Willowherb seen against the golden sunlight of early morning in Autumn. Click the lower image to enlarge.

Rosebay Willowherb

golden morning sunlight

Light, Shade and Colour

It was the shadow of the stamens on the petals that I really like about these shots of another beautiful flower from Swansea’s roadside verges. I like the contrast in the first image and the subtlety of the same shadow in more muted sunlight in the second.

Swansea roadside flowers

Swansea roadside flowers

Overside and Underside

The architecture of the main entertainment block in Park Tawe, Swansea, could not be said to be very inspiring. There is a covered walkway over to the centre of town which is purely functional in its design.

However, viewed from the right angles and in the right conditions, some great patterns can be seen. Even the peeling paint on the underside creates a kind of two tone map of some imaginary archipelago.

covered walkway

shadow pattern

walkway underside

A Break in the Clouds

It is always exciting to see the sun breaking through the clouds and in this case creating a pool of gold on the sea.

Last week I was posting photos of the early morning light at Easter in Scotland. This week the photos are about the light as the end of the day approaches.

I like both these shots of the same scene in Wigtown Bay in Galloway, SW Scotland. There was five minutes time between each shot and although the pool of reflected sunlight is still there in the second image, other conditions were changing rapidly.

Scottish Sun

Scottish Sun