Wedding Photography can be a little bit manic, any event photography can be I suppose. Things rarely run smoothly or on schedule. So now and again it’s nice to be able to slow things down and take your time in making an image. That’s what I decided to do this past week.
After an eventful weekend, which ended up with us covering a Student event at Loft Studio Nightclub in Durham, and not getting home to 3am. I decided that Monday would be a day for long exposure Landscape photography and an excuse to try out some new filters.
I packed up the gear and headed down to
to find a nice spot. I had in mind an image of either the river Wear as
it meanders through the Bishop’s Park, or the smaller river Gaunless that joins
the Wear in this area. I found a nice spot where the Gaunless snakes through an
S curve, with the river itself framed between two small tree trunks.
To be honest, this was less about getting a nice image than it was about spending a few hours in among the trees and taking in some fresh autumn air. I must have explored the park for a good 2 hours before finding a good spot that I was happy with. That and ducking into what little tree cover remains to avoid the sporadic but heavy rain showers.
I also tried something a little different for me, with a “Behind
the scenes” shot. I’ve seen a few other photographers do this type of thing and
use the shots well on their social media pages. Personally I’m still on the
fence but I will see how well the images are received.