SHOT OF THE DAY!
I grabbed my Canon TS-E 17mm lens and wanted to make the most of the lavender, and the sun in the sky that was lighting flowers and bring out their colour. As the sun was behind the clouds, the light was diffused and not so harsh. When the TS-E lens has been shifted, I find metering is tricky, and this is when Manual mode is a must. With my aperture and ISO set, I meter and dial in any exposure compensation by changing the shutter speed. Once my exposure is set,
I then shift the lens for the best composition.
Gareth is an experienced amateur with a full arsenal of Canon gear, and only really needed minor tweaks to his techniques to capture the lavender fields at their best. Gareth’s used a Canon tilt-shift lens here to great effect, which has enabled him to use the shift feature to keep the horizon totally level while including a lot more of the lavender rows in the bottom two thirds of his frame. By using a narrow aperture of f/22 he’s ensured everything from the flowers at his feet to the trees on the horizon are sharp.
Lens 1/320 sec, f/22, ISO100 exposure Canon ts-e 17mm f/4l THANK YOU We photographed the amazing lavender fields at Somerset Lavender, ten miles south of Bath. They’re open May through September, Wednesday to Sunday, and opening hours are strictly 10am to 5pm, so please don’t show up before or after these hours as access is strictly forbidden. You’ll still capture great photos during the day by following the tips in this article! www.somersetlavender.com