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Our climate is rarely predictable and is particularly unsettled in spring, but it provides The most interesting conditions and light
There is no such thing as the perfect weather for photography. We might like clear blue skies and sunny days, but in reality, ‘ good’ weather is not always best for capturing images of the great outdoors. One of the key ingredients for capturing great landscape images is ‘ drama’ – something you will struggle to achieve on cloudless, sunny days. As winter turns to spring, this period of transition often provides big stormy skies and dramatic lighting – it is the perfect time of year to be shooting landscapes.
April showers often offer great conditions for photography. The light during early spring is crisp and, between downpours, visibility is typically superb. The landscape looks fresh and green – particularly rural views. Rolling countryside is however often overlooked in preference for the coast, but picturesque villages, freshly ploughed fields, rustic field gates and colourful crops of oilseed rape and linseed can prove just as photogenic. Take a drive out into the countryside and look for potential views. Public footpaths provide access to some remote and beautiful viewpoints so pack your walking boots. Hedgerows will be alive with blossom and wild flowers, while dry stonewalls can provide suitable foreground interest. Golden, evening light will further intensify the countryside’s vibrancy so, if possible, stay out shooting until last light.
Rainbows are common on showery, sunny days, so spring is a great season for
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1 There are various ways of keeping up- to- date with the weather, for instance you can check local forecasts on TV or radio, but the most instant and convenient method is to use a weather app on your phone. Below are a handful of the most useful free weather apps available for IOS and Android: Accuweather / Morecast / Weatherbug / The Weather Channel / Yahoo! Weather