Photo: Through the Archway

After what seems like forever, I think I’m finally beginning to shake this chest infection (luckily I didn’t have whooping cough), so ventured outside last night for the first time in weeks. We just went to the nearby woods for a wander and as  I’ve been really lax with learning my camera lately, I took it, and one lens, along with me

As well as the usual nature photos, I snapped this one.  At first I was really pleased with it, but as I started to edit it, I started to see how I could have improved it.  Funnily enough, this makes me really happy, as I tend to rush at things and then be disappointed with the results.

I loved the way the wooden structure framed the church in the distance, although I’m disappointed that I didn’t take the time to centre it, and focus more on the church.  I think the grain and detail on the wooden frame has come through really well and love the way the sides slats of the frame are replicated in the floor.

I used the following settings on my Nikon D3000 with a 50mm lens: F/3,5, 1/100 sec, ISO-100.   I tried to sharpen up the church and removed the railings at the bottom on the pier using Photoshop; it’s been a long time since I’ve used Photoshop properly and this really reminded me how rusty I’ve become.

I’d love to hear how I could have done this better, so please feel free to comment below.

Until next time…