Year Two (38) -Too much light

I live in a wonderful part of the world – the New Forest is a fantastic National Park and today I headed over in the afternoon sunshine to capture the landscape around the capital of the New Forest – Lyndhurst!


The New Forest

Lyndhurst is a major access route to the New Forest, there is a High Street and a fantastic free museum – but there is very little in the high street to temp visitors – a few gift shops and then about 20 different coffee shops / cafes / ice cream parlours to choose from – the perfect stopping point after a forest walk.

A couple of years ago this time of day would be have been the ideal time to take photos in my mind, but how wrong was I – the bright almost cloudless sky creates very little interest, the shadows are very dark and harsh beneath the forest donkey’s – they are short but they don’t add any depth to the image.


A Forest View


A New Forest Donkey

Changing view points makes the photos look more interesting, it is about trying to capture a different angle from other visitors to this popular spot but they don’t really have the wow appeal….

It is a beautiful day, I love feeling the warmth of the sunshine and enjoying being out of doors and exploring the area, looking for new angles and new ideas – but I find myself wishing the light was less harsh … maybe I really do not to consider some early mornings or late evenings to explore….


Boltens Bench