St Mary’s at Dover
On our final day in the UK, we saved what we figured would be the best for last, the Dover Castle. It did not disappoint! One of the first stops has you walk through this massive and incredibly impressive piece of history is the St Mary’s Church that just happens to be next to an AD1000 Roman lighthouse. These structures from the outside are so majestic perched on the hillside commanding a spectacular view of Dover, the English Channel and France in the distance! Taking photos was soooo easy, the subject did all the heavy lifting!
Since landing on English soil, I’ve posted many a “light” photograph on my Instagram account. I’ve received a whole lot of emails asking me how I’m taking these “great” photos? It’s actually really easy. It starts with the gear I’m shooting with, the Df / 8-15Fish. The Df works wonders IMHO in low light, I’m often shooting at ISO 1600. Then the nature of a Fish taking in so much area like the 8-15Fish that the light is able to fall off naturally in the frame (Often shooting at 14mm). Then I just look for that gorgeous spec of light and walls where it is falling off. Since the mind’s eye goes to the brightest, the rest is done by you when viewing the photograph. I now have a vast collection of these “windows of English light” in my files from the past two weeks, all captured in this way but oh my, St Mary’s of Dover!