The Skillion – Day Shots


Over the coming months I am working on increasing the number of day time images to my site to broaden my range. I certainly don’t have a small supply of shots with crazy colours, but day time images are few and far between. But finding and waiting for the right day time conditions is easier said than done though.

Now that we are moving into winter we will loose that heat haze in the sky that is a trade mark of summer and also the air looks cleaner now which is a bonus. Now all I have to do is wait for the right kind of cloud (I love the high cloud like in the above shot). I also try and not shoot at mid day as the light is very blue and everything is very high contrast.

This one is taken on my good old trusty Fuji G617 on Velvia 50 | Polariser @ f16

7 thoughts on “The Skillion – Day Shots

  1. Cracking shot Matt, have always liked the blues that Velvia gives. Personally over the years I have probably sold 50/50 day times to magic hour shots.. Though they seem a bit boring to take and process think the return is worth it.

    I think it is way harder to get a strong blue sky shot than a cracking sunset/rise..

    • Thanks Ian. I couldnt agree with you more. Crazy colour shots are great… but customers want images of what their holiday looked like and that’s during the day.

      I find day shots the hardest to shoot and to get looking good. Again it’s all about the time of the day their shot. But at least you can shoot a truck load of day shots at numerous locations in one day. Cant do that with great sunrises and sunsets. 🙂

  2. Nice image Matt. It’s all about the clouds.

    What times would you recommend shooting day time photos? I was thinking a couple of hours either side of midday – around 10am or 2pm?

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