The Longest Shadow

It’s gotta be one of the best feelings in the world for any photographer when you take a shot, look at the LCD, and instantly know you’ve got something great. If I can can come away from a shoot with one set of brackets like that, I am a very happy camper. This doesn’t happen for me every time I go out shooting, but last week when I was at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, there was one set of brackets that I knew would work out.

The long shadows, winding pathway, autumn colours, and low sun just all magically lined up for me to take this shot. This was the last set of brackets I shot at the sanctuary that day, and I wouldn’t have gotten this shot if I hadn’t convinced myself to keep elxploring after completing a circle of half the park. Always listen to your gut. Often times it’ll give you good advice.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 11, ISO 100, 5 Exposures

Jim Denham - October 14, 2010 - 6:53 am

Heath, you have hit close to home with this one. Long shadows like these inspired my Morning Light project, but I could only dream of capturing something like this. Fantastic image! Composition and colors are amazing, and the sunburst sets it all off. Well done my friend!

Mike Olbinski - October 14, 2010 - 10:30 am

Heath, this is awesome man…love the lines and those leaves!

I actually just took a similar shot yesterday up north…pine trees, a dirt road…sun creating some lines early in the morning.

Love this!

Heath O'Fee - October 15, 2010 - 6:41 am

Jim: Thank you very much, you’re far too kind. I always appreciate your kind words and feedback!

Mike: Thanks! The low sun this time of year is one of my favourite things about the seasons changing. Can’t wait to see your image!

Scott Wood - November 13, 2010 - 11:14 am

Simply stunning.