This is the Main Borders at RHS Garden Harlow Carr on a recent winter morning.
The sky was quite interesting looking in this particular direction so I composed a shot to include lots of it in the frame. Having the camera level also meant that the legs of the bench were nice and straight, rather than suffering from converging verticals.
I think the curved wooden bench provides a nice focal point with the large tree, which is placed off-centre. The morning was nice and still so the tall grasses weren't swaying in the wind.
There was just enough light around to make the line between the border and lawned area visible by creating a slight shadow, which leads the eye nicely up into the distance.
Hopefully this will be an ideal promotional image for the RHS as there's lots of space to add text to.
Soon after the garden was opened for the day the lovely carpet of fresh snow was covered in footprints so I stopped photographing the Main Borders.
An ND Grad was used to emphasise the colour of the sky a bit more.
Canon 5D MKII.
Canon EF L 17-40 @ 17mm.
1/10sec @ f11 @ ISO100.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D MkII |
|Lens:||EF17-40mm f/4L USM |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||5 Feb 2012 - 8:10 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/4.0|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|