Perfect light …
It had been a dull week, dark clouds threatening rain, snow or worse. At best, a dim light filtered through the short days’ clouds, then suddenly, on Thursday morning, there was an almost clear blue sky and perfect light.
I can carry a camera for days around our local lanes and not really see anything worth capturing but on this day and in that light, everything under the sun was photogenic, even the industrious Egger chimney:
Even the most mundane object stood out – this rusted lock, testament to the industry of Henry Squire & Sons Ltd, an independent family owned manufacturer since 1780:
Everywhere, there was a sharp, piercing light:
Beautiful light, Robin! I love mornings like that, days like that….
Many thanks Sue – rather too few of them up this way 😦
Wow!! You always manage to make black and white seem so colourful, the lock looks especially spectacular. I just so happened to be out wandering this morning with my camera so hopefully I might have some pictures of a frozen canal covered in rocks and branches to go with yesterdays post.
Great pics as always Robin, thanks for sharing them.
Many thanks Mark – I look forward to seeing your canal pictures.
Very nice light.
Many thanks, and for once I was there to catch it 🙂
Agreed the light has elevated all these shots – i love the first image but the path in the firest is outstanding
Many thanks – I had hoped to catch the horses being ridden through that wooded section but couldn’t keep up – must get fit 🙂
Simply in love with this series. The shot of the sun through the wood… wow…
Many thanks – it took a lot of post-processing to show it like it really was … PS rules 🙂
Many thanks Cate – a wonderful morning and for once I didn’t miss it 🙂
Love the rays of sunlight on the road. Winter light, when it chooses to make an appearance, is magical.
Many thanks Julie – low winter light has the great advantage of showing up at a time of day when I might be about 🙂 Murder on a motorcycle late afternoon though 😦
Magnificence, Robin. Love the gate especially.
Many thanks Jean – I was pleased with that gate too – funny how the most ordinary things perform under a spotlight.
Great way of putting it!
The light in these photos are amazing…beautiful photos!
Many thanks – a rare and fine morning – normal service has now been resumed 😦
Wow! Send a day like that my way. 😀
On it way! Not sure about ETA though 🙂
Lovely light indeed!
Many thanks and not a bit of post-processing 😉
Crisp and clear, Robin 🙂 ( back to grey today)
You’ve changed your background. I rather like it 🙂
Thanks Jo – worse and getting worser up here 😦 Hope you enjoyed your London trip
Hoping I can keep snow at bay long enough to escape to the Algarve, Robin. London was wonderful, though exhausting the way I do it! 🙂
what an awesome set of images 🙂
It’s so exciting to be out with a camera on days like this 🙂 My favourite is the last shot.
Thanks Lynne, it was a grand morning and now the snow has arrived which is even better 🙂
I had a fall day like that, where I couldn’t take enough shots. EVERYthing looked beautiful and interesting and pumped with fall colours.