Friston forest 30/11/19

Been a while since I have managed to get out with my camera, had a lot going on over the last few weeks, weather has also been bit miserable most weekends, and at this time of year I'm heading to my normal job around sunrise and heading home in the dark.
But finally got out on Saturday morning and headed into the woods.

Headed over to some local woodland (Friston Forest) an hour or so after sunrise.
A couple of years ago I was photographing the base of trees as the light was hitting them with my Mamiya RB67 and various types of film, some of these photos can be found HERE this was a series I wanted to carry on with, and try my my digital camera.

Had a little wander around before I found a nice area, set my Fuji X-T1 with my Fujifilm 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 R LM OIS XF lens attached, turned my camera on and DOH!! the battery low symbol appeared (not a problem I can have with my mechanical RB67). I was stupid not to have checked before I headed out, I normally always have a pack of spare batteries in my bag, but I had forgotten them as well, left them in a different bag which I used for a weekend away with my wife in London for our 10th wedding anniversary, thankfully I still had one more back up, which I almost removed before heading out, an external power system which connects to the camera with a battery coupler, don't use it often as its more ideal for longer time lapses but I'm glad I had it with me, just had to remember to pick it up every time I wandered off with my tripod.

The sun started to rise over the hill which shadows the woods and shine through the trees.

First photo was this one.
ISO200 - 55mm - f/3.5 - 1/180

Second photo, also edited in colour below as wasn't sure which I preferred.
ISO200 - 55mm - f/3.5 - 1/180

ISO200 - 55mm - f/3.5 - 1/180

My dog Bugzy enjoying the sun while waiting around for me.
ISO200 - 128mm - f/4.4 - 1/160

Final photo.
ISO200 - 200mm - f/4.8 - 1/250

I am pleased with some of these photos and was really nice to get back out again after about a month or so. I definitely prefer the look with this type of photo from my medium format RB67 but pleased with what I came back with from my Fuji X-T1.

Kit used on this shoot

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