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Photo of the Week
For a very long time now I have aspired to capture some lovely soft, misty images of trees and foliage in woodland. However, living, as I do, in the north-west highlands, it may well be wet a lot of the time but we don't get a lot of misty weather, at least not the sort that creates these wonderful conditions for moody woodland imagery. However, on Saturday, 4th November, I finally managed to get a good image, and it is certainly one of my all-time favourites. This shot was taken in Glen Affric, in the lower reaches fo the glen where the mist never really burned off all day. I had been wandering around taking shots of the birch foliage where it was illuminated by sunshine through gaps in the cloud and mist, and then turning around I spotted this wonderful branch of a birch tree protruding out over the road. the amazing pendulous foliage, sparse and ethereal, was contrasted by the golden coppery foliage of its neighbour. Set against the misty background, through which you can just make out more trees and foliage, plus the small green bush in the bottom right of th image, makes this a special compisiton in my mind. I shot this at f/2.8 with a bit of zoom (153mm) on my Canon 5D Mark IV with an EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and a Zomei HD glass CPL filter, separating the central branch form it ssurroundings really nicely, and keeping it all beautifully soft.
Updated -- 3rd December 2023