Canon 5D Mark III | 50mm | F4 | 1/8000 | ISO100
Over in the UK at the moment, I’m pretty sure we’ve got a record breakingly’ hot heat wave! 30 Degrees is about as hot as I have ever seen it get in this country. That being said, I’m not sure I would want it any hotter. It’s just about bearable!
I shot this image on the way home from town after meeting for coffee and a Mexican burrito lunch with a good friend! Such a great way to spend a Saturday 🙂
I saw the shot in a break in the tree’s, which allowed for me to get the clear sky background.
I knew straight away that I wanted to capture a really gorgeous looking silhouette with the grass. And so I did. Initially, it took a bit of trial and error with shutter speed and aperture. The sun was so bright, it was difficult for me to preview the images to check for correct exposure.
It’s not often I shoot at F4 with the 50mm, but sometimes it’s still nice to. And although in this case I was somewhat forced to, due to lack of Vari ND filter on me at the time. I think given the choice I would have chosen F4 anyway. Extreme shallow depth of field would most likely have taken away from the image for me. And personally, I like the way that the foreground and background strands of grass have a very subtle fall off instead of being completely out of focus.
Tip of the day: Always carry your filters with you!
Good luck! And happy shooting. This is one of my favourite images of mine, shot directly into the sun 🙂