Look Behind You

Woodland Mist

In some way landscape photography is like driving – you have to concentrate on what is in front of you, but you also need to pay attention to what is behind you. An early morning (very early morning) walk out to some West Sussex woodlands gave me a wonderful panorama, with the light of the morning sun behind me bringing wonderful deep colours to the ferns and heathers of the woods and heathland.

As I was setting my tripod up, I glanced behind me to see the rising sun lighting up the remains of the early morning mist. A quick about face, and I was firing off a set of images.

And all because I happened to look behind me.

I wonder if there’s a market for ‘rear view mirrors for photographers’?