Photographic Essays by Cormac Scanlan

This photoblog, Photographic Essays by Cormac Scanlan, features photography experiments by photographer Cormac Scanlan, who is based in Suffolk, in the UK. Through his photography Cormac explores a wide range of styles and subject matters, always trying to reflect his thoughts and feelings in the way he shoots things.

Friday, 10 February 2012

A Freston Walk Last May

Fields, flowers and bulls in Freston, Ipswich

I'm writing a photography advice piece for a print magazine at the moment so I have been looking through the archives today for photos to include on the magazine spread. During my delving I came across these shots I took whilst walking in Freston Woods near Ipswich on a lovely sunny day last May.

The patterns of the crops made for interesting texture studies and the flowers were in full bloom which gave lots of option for playing with macro and bokeh. The woods are nicely sheltered, but with quite a broken canopy which creates some lovely mottled lighting effects.

The first time I did this walk I stopped and sat on a broken tree trunk overlooking some nice fields, nonchalantly eating sandwiches, completely oblivious to the fact that there was a bull in the field. This time I moved through that field pretty quickly and didn't wait around to see if he was still there.

Looking through these old shots makes me long for the very photogenic light you get spring and summer. I'm looking forward to going out and taking some nice shots out this way again this year. Only another few months...

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