Time for another day out!
This time I went to Newby Hall, again with Dan.
On the drive up to the hall the fields were full of sheep and young lambs, all with numbers sprayed onto them. I couldn’t miss the opportunity to get a photograph of one of them for my 1-100 project, so I made sure to take one! See that here.
I didn’t realise there was a miniature train track running round the grounds and both me and Dan had the same idea of taking a photograph from the perspective of a tiny train! I wanted to wait until the approaching train (just a pinprick in this photo) was really close but the driver sounded his whistle telling me to get out of the way!
I saw this bench sat in a corner of the grounds facing the water. I wanted to get a shot of it further out but I’d have to be stood in the water to get the perspective I wanted! I had to settle with this closer view, which I think turned out quite well anyway.
There are a few open pavilions dotted about and I liked the hexagonal design of the wooden flooring in this one. I went for a shallow angle to create a shallow depth of field and increased the contrast to bring out some detail.
One from the waterfall garden next, and for this one I climbed to the top of the waterfall (it was only a small one, not as adventurous as it might sound!) and used a high shutter speed to freeze the motion of the water.
With this one I was undecided whether to go with a high contrast silhouette or decrease the contrast to allow for the detail in the trunk to come out. After some deliberation (and the opinion of my girlfriend!) I went for the detailed option.
For the last one I thought I’d have a go at some macro photography, for which I used my new/old 300mm lens with some extension tubes borrowed from my dad. I had to use an off camera flash to get the right amount of light into the lens, so I recruited Dan to be my assistant for the shot!
I could’ve posted a lot more photos from Newby Hall but I didn’t want to bore anybody! I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did taking them and as always your comments and criticisms are always welcome!