Ardingly Resevoir Landscape Photography

Ardingly Reservoir in Autumn

A visit to Balcombe Viaduct before some landscape photography at Ardingly Reservoir to capture some autumn colours.

Ardingly Reservoir & Balcombe Viaduct, West Sussex

Clouds prevented a full sunrise on the beautiful structure of Balcombe viaduct, but once the clouds started to clear, some colours certainly started to show through. With some movement, I used the Big Stopper filter to increase the shutter speed to get an ethereal atmosphere to the photograph below.

Visiting Ardingly reservoir for some landscape photography of the autumn colours was a very surreal experience. The mist and barren landscape of silt, mud and grey skies felt almost alien. But making the composition as simple as possible, I was able to focus on the colours of the trees and the white skies really helped them, and their reflections stand out from the shots.

This is my favourite photograph from the shoot. The simple composition and light mist in the background worked well for me, and the symmetry of the colours in the trees were exactly what I was looking for. It’s nice to get a change from my usual work, which is stronger colours from the skies and sunrises!

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