It is early morning in the second week of November.
The light is flat and there is no sign of any early morning sunshine appearing in the woodland.
I am out for a walk with an hour to spare.
I have come to an area that I passed through a few days earlier when I didn’t have my camera with me.
On that occasion I had seen a possible woodland composition and I took a quick shot with my phone, promising myself that I would come back with my camera.
This seemed to be the perfect opportunity.
I used an 18-200mm telephoto lens and a 50mm lens and took a set of images at different focal lengths.
When I had taken what I needed I took some more images in the immediate area, and some more on my walk back to my car.
These are some of the images I captured:
If you have a short time to spare and want to make the most of your photo shoot I recommend going to a location and staying within a short radius of your starting point.
You will often be surprised that you will find images that you might have missed by moving on too soon.
I sometimes make this very mistake. I keep walking, thinking I should cover as much ground as possible to find the best compositions.
Today I discovered that the best images were indeed right beside me and I came away feeling that I had made the best use of the short photography shoot.
You might like to read Part 1 of this post.