Photographer's Note

Here’s my second shot breaking the rule about shooting into the sun. I think the grey grad works wonders at bringing detail out of the sky. I was also able to compose the sun behind the branches of the tree on the right. There is a bit of over and under-exposure but I don’t think it detracts from the image too much. To be able to capture the frost it was necessary to shoot this way, as all the frost on the ground with the sun behind me had melted in the sun. The white patch in the foreground is an ice-pool on the edge of the river, and the grass on the hillside is still white with frost. I set the DOF to f22 and the 2 second timer to help with it being hand held; I wanted the foreground ice in focus too.
We had parked the car at Beggar’s Bridge on the outskirts of Glaisdale, a village on the North Yorkshire Moors (more in future posts) A short walk took us to Miller’s Woods, from where we followed the bank of the River Esk, which ends its journey at nearby Whitby. Miller’s Woods is private land, but access is allowed to walkers.

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Additional Photos by Kath Featherstone (feather) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130)
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