Where is the light coming from? » Gale Photography

Yesterday afternoon, as it was a lovely day, I went for a walk round a local country park.  I took my Panasonic TZ-100 travel-zoom compact camera, as it’s small and light.
The sun was quite low in the sky and it was reflecting well off the large lake at the park.  How that light looked was very dependent on what side of the lake you were.  The first side I came to had the sun almost opposite, which meant backlighting.

The park’s swans were quite photogenic in that light.  This swan was feeding with its head under the water.  I waited until it lifted its head up again, which gave the droplets falling from its beak, the ripple rings and the catch light near the edge of the frame.

As the birds swam around, the ripples they made gave lots of little pinpoints of lights. …


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