Shooting Art images at Rabbit Ings

Welcome to our new landscape photography post all about shooting art images at Rabbit Ings – A 64 hectare country park located on the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton then Royston Drift Mine.

As photographers, when we first pick up a camera we hardly ever move straight into a chosen genre like wedding photography, family photography, fashion photography and so on. Most of us take pictures of any willing family member (pets included) or friends, then we progress onto objects like flowers in a garden, a small bush or some statute or ornament.

We angst at our results, but occasionally we get one or two in-focus images that we feel good about, and we then we well and truly have the bug.

We start to hone our skills, deciding to take our camera off the safe and easy full auto mode (sometimes referred to as “point and squirt mode”). And we start to be more creative in learning about apertures, shutter speeds and ISO values so we have a good idea before the shutter is pressed what our image will look like.

This is not to say that we nail it every time, because learning your camera craft is just part of this skill – composition plays a major part, and it is something that you will always keep learning. It is something that you will strive to improve on no matter what genre you shoot.

I am a professional photographer and I have been for many years, but I am also a hobbyist photographer. I still love to take photographs just for me and my own enjoyment rather than for a client that is commissioning me.

The images were taken on Friday when we had some wonderful sunshine and I was itching to get out of the studio and connect with nature. For the photographers out there who love to know these things (myself included) I’ve included the equipment and technical details too.

Image One

Canon 5D Mk3 with 16-35mm 2:8 lens
ISO 100 – 35mm – 1/200 sec f/11.
Tripod:  Feisol carbon fiber  with a gitzo ball head
Filter: Lee circular polariser

Landscape photography, Art image, Rabbit Ings, South Yorkshire

Shooting Art images at Rabbit Ings | ISO 100 – 35mm – 1/200 sec f/11 | John Divers Photography

For the people who  asked if they could see a close up section here is a 100% crop of the middle section. (now can you see the church 🙂 )

Landscape photography, Art image, Rabbit Ings, South Yorkshire

100% crop on centre section © Divers Photography

Image Two
Canon 5D Mk3 with 16-35mm 2:8 lens
Filter: Lee big stopper 10
ISO 100 – 16mm – 40 secs f/16.
3 images stitched in Photoshop

Landscape photography, Art image, Rabbit Ings, Barnsley, Yorkshire

Shooting Art images at Rabbit Ings| ISO 100 – 16mm – 40 secs f/16 | John Divers Photography

I hope you like the images, I love their vibrancy. Both images are looking back towards Felkirk, and for the eagle-eyed amongst you, you may just see the top of the church where Susan and I got married 33 years ago on the 23rd of this month!

Lets hope for more beautiful sunny days soon.

© This post is copyright of John Divers 2017.

      

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