A Sense Of Tranquillity

Landscape photographers often try to capture a feeling of peace and tranquillity in their images. If you are out with your camera at dawn, you will want to freeze the moment and capture that feeling of quiet stillness. David Hay has the story

Many of the best landscape photographs are taken in still conditions. The ever popular “Misty Morning” relies on there being little or no wind to disperse the mist.

Beautiful reflection pictures are possible only in the calmest of conditions. The current craze for using a 10-stop ND filter turns large bodies of moving water into millponds. This creates a “visual silence”. I wonder sometimes whether the introduction of video to our cameras, which I think few landscape photographers use, has triggered instead the desire to flatten moving water.

Most landscape photographs that sell well feature a tranquil mood. People seem to prefer a restful image on their wall to a...

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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