Folks in the Dorset Landscapes group have been posting lovely pictures from around Poole Harbour at sunset. In some ways, it’s easy light for taking striking pictures: High key, high contrast, saturated colours, lots of reflections. At the same time, that’s the challenge: Is there a composition, an ambiguity, a moment that captures the feel of the place.
Once you’ve reached a new destination, experience it, understand it and enjoy it before you take any photographs. Then scout for fresh angles and moods that gives your photographs a unique, fresh look and feel, suggests Amr Tahtawi.
So, this evening, I wandered all around the point and sat on a few rocks, both above and along the waterline, both over the marsh and facing the Habour. Then I felt ready to settle in to wait for the sunset.