Trees and Shadows.

The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Shadows.

I have a few versions of this scene. Taken from the top of Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England looking towards North Wales. The row of trees casting long shadows caught my eye and I wanted to isolate them.

That meant using a telephoto lens, the starting point was a 300mm and for this version I had a 1.4x teleconverter behind the lens to isolate them even more. I had a 600mm lens with me but the wind was so strong on the top of Bickerton Hill that it was unusable. So for the 600mm versions I used a 2x teleconverter behind the 300mm.

Shadows from trees.

Shadow across the tracks.

A shot from a walk earlier in the week and originally taken for my response to the Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge Shadows.

In the end I didn’t use it for the challenge but put a film type border around it using Snapseed.

It’s strange, in my film era I was never a fan of these types of borders but nowadays I think they can give an image a certain character.

Tracks in the snow with a shadow.

Shadows and snow.

My contribution for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Shadows.

This is now the third version of a post for this challenge. I decided to go with a snow theme after the second version had snow in over half the shots. Then I went for a walk on Monday afternoon and got another photo for the challenge.

Tree trunk and shadows.

Shadows on the snow with a tree trunk.

Shadows across the tracks.

Tracks in the snow with shadows.

Lying in the shadows.

Lying in the shade on the snow.

A barcode on the snow.

shadows on snow

Long shadows at sunset.

Thursday evening of week 40 saw me looking for autumn colour on some local back roads during the golden hour.

I was rather disappointed with the autumn colour but noticed the long shadows and warm evening light on my favourite old barn. I ended up walking along a ditch to get to a position where my shadow wouldn’t be in shot.

Old barn at sunset.

Trees and shadows.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Notions of Shadows and of Light.

I thought it was a very good prompt and considered a few of my photos. In the end there was one of my shots that became the obvious pick for me.

The photo was taken with telephoto. I shot different framings with a 300mm, a 425mm telephoto (the 300mm plus a 1.4x teleconverter) and a 600mm. Actually the 600mm version was taken with the 300mm plus a 2x teleconverter. The wind was so strong on top of the hill the photo was taken from that my 600mm was being shaken to much for an effective shot despite using a substantial tripod.

This is the 300mm version.

Trees and shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England