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Tree-mendous

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Recently I visited Stapleford Wood near Newark, The Forestry Commission have recently planted 18,000 oak trees as part of their long term plan to return the woods back to its ancient roots. When this many trees have been planted you automatically start thinking of symmetry, long lines of young saplings spaced out evenly do make a good picture, it was a lovely winters morning, the site was flooded with light from a slowly rising sun which cast harsh shadows across the site, when shooting people in harsh sunlight I find its a good rule to try and find some shade, this not only eliminates the harsh shadows but keeps the subject from squinting. I set up a remote flash on a tripod at head height which would lighten the subject who was stood in the shade. After I'd finished that shot I thought I would use the sun to my advantage, I had noticed that the tubes that protect the young sapplings were glowing like flourecent tubes, adjusting the subject so her back was against the sun doing this meant the subject would be a silhouette so I had to use flash, on this occasion I used my trusty flash extension lead which is a more reliable off camera flash method it also enabled me to set the flash to manual and increase the power I think the final image just shows that even quite ordinary shoots can produce nice images.