The best time to take landscapes is in the Golden hour, 1 hour before and after sunrise or sunset as the light is diffused and you get the possibility of some amazing colours.
- Get to your location 1 hour before you need to so that you can set up and a pick your frame
- Bring a torch, you will either be arriving or leaving in the dark
- Times http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=136
- Find out whether your location would look better at sunrise or sunset. The above picture of Schiehallion was taken at sunrise as at sunset the mountain isn’t lit with light
- Use an ND grad and / or a polariser (I talk about these in my last post)
- Slightly underexpose to get deeper colours
- Use a long exposure
The above shot was taken at Loch Rannoch in Scotland and the mountain in the back is Schiehallion or Fairy Hill
I got up at 5am to photograph the sunrise and it was amazing and I felt energised all day. I met a photographer on the way back from my spot and she said it was a beautiful morning, I thought, if you think this is good you should have seen it an hour ago! 😉
Hope you have a great weekend of stunning sunsets and sunrises, if you have any questions or comments please let me know. What was your favourite sunrise or sunset?
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