52 Trees – Week eight

Into the sun, Balderton Lakes, Newark on Trent

Here’s an example of breaking all the rules and still getting something that (I think) works.  The sunlight was blindingly bright – far too bright, when shooting straight into it, to get a fast enough shutter speed to prevent over-exposure.  The resulting image was interesting in some ways but too washed out to be usable as it was.  I duplicated the original layer, blended the two together using Multiply, et voila!  I like the way the sky has blown out, making this look more like a wet-into-wet watercolour than a photograph.