Stones

(click the image for a larger version)

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When I’m out walking, every so often I would come across a small pile of stones on top of a fence post or gate post, or sometimes on top of a trig point. I was idly curious as to who would put these stones there – children perhaps. Strangely, the answer may be closer to home than I thought. I was browsing some YouTube videos by a photographer named Mike Browne (take a look at his videos – in my opinion he explains photography better than anybody out there) and one of them referenced an exercise you can perform to practice your compositional skills. This involved putting a few stones on top of a fence post and then photographing the result from many angles, to learn where you get the best shot. Perhaps it’s photographers who are doing this? This one was, because it was me!

Photography stuff: 70-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/640 sec at f/2.8, handheld, stones carefully selected from the banks of Wixon Brook.

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