This past May has been particularly dreadful for producing quality landscapes in this part of Northumberland. The colder grey days have robbed us of golden sunsets and clear skies for capturing the clean and fresh greens in the landscape at this time of year.
May signalled a move out of my comfort zone, with some commercial and portrait shots to take. The portraiture is far away from what I’m comfortable with, but something I’d love to get my teeth into further. These were taken ‘on the fly’ with no lighting control and no more than seconds to work in. I’d have preferred more controlled settings to work with, but learning on the go ‘seat of your pants’ style is great fun and something to challenge you and your knowledge. We can all rock up to a location we know well, setup our tripod in the golden hour and snap away until we get something we can work with, but challenging yourself is worth the discomfort.
So without further a-do below are some of my favourite shots from the past calendar month. My favourite being the shot of the Cheviot after sunset back on the 1st of May.
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