I was out and about before sunrise this morning in the hope that there would be a clear Winter Sunrise, and there was! All of the images below were taken with wither an Samyang 8mm Fisheye or Sigma 17-70mm. Processed in Photomatix and Photoshop.
I have always been happy to wake up early, I guess that's just the way some people are programmed. One advantage, when it comes to photography, of waking up early is that you can get out and about taking images in what I believe are the best hours of the day to capture images, here's why.
I often go back through archive galleries and RAW files to reprocess the images. It's important to try new techniques on older photos and the digital age allows us to do this with ease, and without fear of ruining images that cannot be replaced.
The below image was taken today of a local waterfall (the only local waterfall). As the light was quite dark today I was able to capture the longer exposure without the need for an ND filter, which made the shoot less of a hassle given the slipperyness of the ground.
One of my resolutions for 2014 is to try and find a positive in everything. With this in mind below are a number of things you can turn your photography eye to, should the day turn out to be cloudy and dull. To be honest, it's a good thing to be forced into trying new and different techniques.
I own a 10 stop filter made by Hitech. These filters aren't cheap however do suffer from a case of light leak. This is a real problem for a filter that is supposed to block light from entering the camera. There is, however, a solution.
I'll be honest, recently I've neglected both FPR and photography in general. Part of the reason for this is that other things keep getting in the way but mainly it's down to a bit of laziness and lack of inspiration. Finding new locations is great for getting the creativity back and today was one such find :)