Its starting to get to my favourite time of year for photography, the time we have very early dark nights, and later sunrises.

I recently stayed in one of my favourite location up in Northumberland, and I was woken to a bright light beaming through the window, I havent moved as quick to get ready and head out with the camera, I didn’t have to go far as the shot I had in mind was right out the frnt door of the shepherds hut we were staying in.

The sun was rising behind the hills in the distance with the Shepherds hut as my focal point in this shot

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Shot using the Sony A6000 and Samyang 12mm. 0.5 Secs | ISO 125| F16 | using a Nisi polariser, and a 0.9 grad. 3 shots combined at 1 stop intervals

The cloud formation was just spectacular But for this shot I had to bracket at 1 stop intervals because I was getting unwanted sun-flare that wasn’t helping the image at all. I think there is a time and a place for sun-flare and this wasn’t it.

So like I said I had to bracket the shots, I took 3 in total all shot in manual mode and manual focus set at F16, the shutter speed changed as the different bracketed shots were fired, and all images were processed in Lightroom.

I am pretty pleased with the outcome of this shot and I definitely think that the clouds made it work better.

More shots from different times of the day below.

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Shot using the Sony A6000 and Samyang 12mm. 30Secs | ISO 800 | F9 | using a Lee 10 stop filter
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Shot using the Sony A6000 and Samyang 12mm. 2Secs | ISO 250 | F5.6| using a Nisi polariser and a 0.9 grad
Photalife

Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Wow those shutter speeds must have been very different. Love the effect on the clouds inthe third pic. I’d love to know about all the settings in that pic if you’d be happy to share them? It ios a very photogrnic place too. #mysundayphoto

  2. The lighting in the first shot is spectacular! I like your controlled use of HDR (I’m assuming… either that or some decent photoshop work…). The second shot is my favourite – that storm rolling in over the hills is wonderful! Looks like a brilliant place to stay. #MySundayPhoto

  3. Hi Lew, it never amazes me how fast we can move when there is a photo opportunity. What a lovely sequence of photos, I particularly like the moodiness of the second one.

    #MySundayPhoto

    xx

  4. Great looking spot and lovely photos! Northumberland is such a stunning area, the hut and other accommodation (from your other post) look really fun. Thanks for linking up with #FamilyFriendlyStays

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