The original shot, taken on New Year’s Day not long after I’d lain in the ice puddle never quite sat right with me (As I said in the last post). Today the conditions were good to have another go, so off I went this afternoon.
As soon as I crested the ‘hill’ I knew that the shot would work better if the camera were at the top, with me at the bottom. I use the term hill loosely mind, as the hill wasn’t exactly big; more of an incline if you will. I knew that this would emphasise the path and the perspective created would allow the path to peter out into the distance.
I wanted to create a sense of night drawing in, some of the colour lingers but the sun has set and the light is fading.
Thankfully it wasn’t as cold today so it wasn’t too much of a bother to be out barefoot, although I wasn’t there for very long at all. I think I took about 10 pictures in total, and only went back to the camera once (To check focus and positioning in the frame).
I have realised today that I am really missing the sky. The sun doesn’t rise until after I get to work, and it’s setting when I’m leaving. Aside from that it’s been very cloudy since the new year, so it doesn’t matter that it’s dark anyway. Hopefully I’ll get to see the sky again soon! 😛