In the previous post I was trying to show that getting the light to fall in the right direction will improve any photograph.
You can see from the shadow of the tree on the left hand side of this image that the sunlight is coming almost directly towards the lens.
The sun is really bringing out the best in the foliage and showing the texture of the beautiful tree trunks.
As I mentioned in the previous post too, a strong foreground is pretty much an essential and in this case it is the shadow of the tree trunks falling towards the camera.
The unlit trees further into the background provide a nice contrast.
The picture was taken only a few metres from the road running through the Parachilna Gorge in the central Flinders Ranges but this a technique that works almost anywhere, even parks and gardens in a city.
The next step is getting the camera out of auto mode and into aperture priority…but that’s another story.