OUR PRO’S verdict
Derek was a pleasure to work with, and really took everything we talked about on board. His Shot of the Day is nicely balanced, with the mill looking into the space to the left, the foreground foliage providing a solid, mid-toned foundation, and the cloud-softened sunlight bringing out the warm colours of the mill’s brickwork and slate. The foreground teasels have been nicely arranged, too, with none of them intersecting the mill in the background. My only comment is that the sky is a little too clear for my liking, but there is just enough wispy white cloud to add interest, and the blue of the sky complements the warmer tones of the landscape rather well. Based on this evidence, I’m sure Derek’s landscape photography will go from strength to strength.