• Hi There,

    Welcome to GreenGlowPhotography, the blog that showcases a unique style of Landscape Photography.

    Our goal is to reveal the 'extra-ordinary with in the ordinary' by using the right blend of Transient, Faint and Creative light. What you are about to see is quite unique and often hidden from our day-to-day lives. They are all phenomena of natural world captured with our own creative twist to it.

    Please feel free to have a browse-through and enjoy our work. Don't forget to share your thoughts as well; they will encourage us to see-further, go-longer and work-harder.

    Just to start you off with something we believe in,

    "About the natural world, in simple terms, we can be in the same place, day & time every year looking at the same thing or direction. Do we see a difference? may be not. Now, lets look at it from a different perspective. These are 'moment of nature'. No two moments of nature are the same. We certainly can see these differences and enjoy every bit of them if we tap in to that moment and see things from mother nature's perspective "

    - Deepal Ratnayaka (proprietor ,GreenGlowPhotography)

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPH – “Disperse”

Greeting All,

Photo’s like this week’s, let me think time and time again how powerful ‘light painting’ is. It probably is the most expressive way of introducing yourself in to a photograph. A powerful way of blending natural world and photographers creativity to create a master piece. I quite often use the technique to accentuate natures beauty.

The photo this week has been captured in Exmoor National Park in November, 2016. I was hunting for a good location and fell in love with this view as soon as I saw it. I have been thinking on a concept of ‘dispersing light’ but didn’t really find a suitable location to go with it till this moment. The natural formations of the ground leading way to the tree immediately gave me the perspective I was after.

When I returned at night, my main task was to light the scene right. This was difficult than most of my other photos as the light source has to be pointed towards the camera, most of the time. Therefore I had to toggle between my flash gun and led torch to get the details I was after. I ended up taking about 25 individual photos for different parts of the foreground and single shot for the sky. They all had different degrees of exposures.

Tools used (main) – Nikon D810 body, Nikon 14-24mm F2.8 ED lens, flash gun, led torch, external wifi setup with tablet.

Hope you like it. Have a wonderful week guys..!!

Disperse – Exmoor UK

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Deepal

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPH – “Wizard’s Land”

Hey Folks,

This time I thought of sharing a simple image, which was way less challenging from both shooting as well as post processing aspects than most of my photos. I captured this scene last week in Windsor Great Park.

Enjoy, and have a great weekend guys..!!

 

Wizards’ Land – Windsor, UK

Gear used –  Nikon D800 body with Sigma 150 – 600 mm.

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WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPH – “Saxons”

Hey Folks,

Greetings for the new week..!!

Wintery clod brings crisp nights. Crisp night brings great photo opportunities. 2016/7 has been a great Winter in terms of number of days with clear skys which gave more chances to photograph  night sky than last couple of winters. Of course, you will see what I meant in weeks to come as my photos unravel one by one. Let me start with little ‘gem’.

This weeks picture is a composite of 502 individual frames captured over 5 hours. Framed during my last star observing session with HantsAstro at Buster Ancient Farm (BAF), Hampshire couple of months back. The foreground I selected this time had lot to offer. However my challenge was finding the best way to show all that in a single photo. Sometimes, exceptionally attractive foregrounds  becomes the most difficult to represent in a picture and the easiest to dissatisfy me as the photographer. Things looks trivial during shooting becomes prominent during post processing, simply because the eye/brain has already registered as to how awesome the set up was.

This night was no exception, I was up against it. I was after perfection though didn’t want let anything slip through. Therefore I ended up spending more than an hour lighting the foreground, which is way more than I usually spend for light painting. I shot 22 individual frames. Technically, they all had different exposures. Duration of them varied from 5 to 20 seconds. Used flash light as well as a flash gun to light individual sections/area of the scene. Of course where I lit with what was largely down to the level of detail I was after and how prominent the area with in my final photo, which was just a vision then. After I was happy with that, set the camera to capture the stars. This ended up shooting 480 individual frames which I later used to recreate star trails.

Good folks at BAF have left a small fire going there as well :); what more could I ask in a clod winter night, while camera captures the night sky I spent next few hours by the fire enjoying my coffee and the tranquility. Post processing was bit of a challenge especially when it comes to foreground, recreating how I exactly felt when I was there.

All in all I enjoyed the shooting and really happy with the final image as well. Hope you like it too.

Saxons – BAF, Hampshire, UK

I used Nikon D810 body with Nikon 14-24 mm F 2.8 for this shooting.

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Cheers

Deepal