Every month I aim to make a review of my images from the previous month. So these are my Highlights: March 2020 This is something that I release on social media, I do it with very little explanation. I will continue to do this by picking out my four top images. I thought as I have a bit more time on my hands, I would write this blog to talk about each image; why I have picked it as one of my favourites. The only constraint I usually give myself is that they have to be from different locations. Obviously, if that is not possible then I will pick more than one from a single location.
Reflecting on my own work has been something I have done ever since I was at university. Often in our everyday lives, the opportunity to focus on the highlights and reflect is something that can pass us by. It is key as a creative but also in lives to look back and review where we have been, so we can improve on the things that haven’t gone well and celebrate those that have. We are living in unprecedented times, the world is somewhat in a bit of a weird place but that shouldn’t stop us from being creative, or trying to better ourselves.
This one is of a number of shots from Felixstowe Beach. The sunrise was a good one, and as the sun rose the clouds seemed to break and the light broke through. One thing I like to do is capture the movement in the water, and the key to this was timing.
Allurement, Bawdsey Quay
When I go down to Bawdsey Quay, I always will look to capture a long exposure. If the conditions are right then I will give it a go. The key to a long exposure for me is the simplicity of the shot having only one or two elements. Ultimately it takes some good light and conditions.
The conditions were good on this trip down to Bawdsey East Lane. The only thing was the sky was clear as a bell and that isn’t always the easiest thing to contend with. Having clouds on a shoot can help to add more interest to a shot, but also can help to defuse the sun.
I’ve always liked this part of the river Deben, It has been a place I have visited many times. There is definitely something so quaint and beautiful about this scene. The conditions were very clear but they had a summery haze that seemed to shine off the water.
I hope you’ve enjoyed it, I won’t commit to doing this every month yet; but I’m sure as I get back into the swing of this then I will look to do it more. Let me know what you think.
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