This is Why I Get Up Before Dawn…

© Gerard Tohill 2016

If anyone ever asks me ‘Why do you get up at four in the morning?’ then this is the answer. You simply do not get this quality of light at any other time of day. And if I’m ever short of inspiration or drive, then this video from an amazing photographer called Thomas Heaton is all I need to watch.

This is Stratford upon Avon, just after five on a summers morning. Hardly anybody else about – just me and the swans.

For a higher quality version, please see my Flickr page.

Photography stuff: 12-24mm lens at 12mm, 1/6 sec at f/14, 2 stop hard graduated ND filter to hold back the sky, tripod.