Over the last six months of producing weekly Limited Edition Prints, I have noticed that a few themes are a guaranteed sell out. My aforementioned 'Thing With Doors' is a good example, black and white images of food and, perhaps most noticeably, pictures of sunsets or sunrises. As such, I have dedicated this week's blog to one of nature's most remarkable and beloved achievements.
All my images this week center around that great big ball in the sky, that, at the right times of day, have the ability to turn everything around them into the most beautiful objects. Granted, mountainous landscapes, and turquoise seas have a head start on looking good, but, as any photographer will attest, lighting is everything. I have seen banal compositions turned into masterpieces with the inclusion of dappled, late evening sun. Indeed, many brides who are leaning towards the current trend of having weddings on the continent, will invariably time their day (or have it suggested by their photographer) around this 'Golden Hour'. I.e. ensuring their drinks reception is set just as the sun is going down and bestowing everyone at their wedding with flattering light, not least themselves and their, hopefully, handsome groom.
Regardless of its uses, I simply love taking photos when this light is around. On a recent walk with the mongrel, I was lucky enough to be at the top of nearby hill when the sun was a huge red Edam in the sky. The dog kept getting overtly annoyed by my stopping and photographing the scene with my iPhone. (Had I known it was going to be such a wonderful sight, I would have taken my DSLR. Note to self: always take proper camera with me). But the light was mesmerizing and I just couldn't stop snapping away.
Much like the shots included in this week's collection (available in these shapes and sizes). They span so many places and times of year, yet I love them all, and have been loved by my customers, for the same reason. They all contain a raw, natural beauty that no level of post production can take away nor, importantly, add. I hope you enjoy them, and please do send me your own pictures of your favourite sunsets and sunrises (shots of which I have a less!). I love to see them!