Summer evening walk

Cow parsley sunset 1

Cow parsley sunset 2

Here are two photographs that were taken recently on a summer evening walk with Sparky going up to the top of Shipton Down near Shipton-under-Wychwood – both are of Cow Parsley that has gone to seed with the setting sun beyond – glorious evenings indeed!

The second photograph was taken with a much smaller aperture to accentuate the light coming from the sun giving a ‘starburst’ effect – this is due to the elements of the aperture creating sharper angles within the lens – this effect can be used with any bright light source including street lights and stars (OK – I know the Sun is also a star, but you know what I mean!)

Technical Details:

Cow parsley sunset 1 – 18mm(XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS); 1/350s@f10; ISO200 – handheld – post-processing in Lightroom – DSCF87901808047462

Cow parsley sunset 2 – 18mm(XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS); 1/450s@f16; ISO200 – handheld – post-processing in Lightroom – DSCF87831808047455