Last week when I was in Apollo Bay we went to a couple of different rainforests, and, of course, took photos of them. I have never really tried to photograph them before, and I have to admit, my first thought was, “how hard can it be”. Well, as it turned out very hard.
As I went through all the images that I had taken I realised that the sun did ruin many images. The forest is too dark and the sun too bright and just not a great combination. I should have had my tripod with me, and I should have done lots of different exposures, which I think if I were to go back, that is what I would do.
After going through lots of photos and trying to find one suitable to use for Monochrome Madness this week on my other blog, I found this one.
I do really like the way the light is coming through the trees onto the fern, the light then becomes the focus, rather than taking the focus away from something else.
I would like to get better at photographing rainforests, but I think I would need to go on overcast days, or very early in the morning before the sun comes up, which is doable, I like early mornings. There is a rainforest about an hour from where I live, so I think I will have to investigate it some more, and see what I can get. Might even be interesting to do when it is raining, though maybe straight after it had rained.
I did do another image, that I had to crop a lot and then made it black and white as well.
I don’t know if it is as powerful, but it really has me longing for a macro lens. It was difficult to get with the lens I had.
I like both, but I think the first is the one I keep going back to. What do you think?
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