This landscape photography workshop at Arundel Castle in West Sussex had some fantastic atmosphere from the changing light! This was a mini-workshop for the Royal Photographic Society with the landscape events group on a cold February morning with crisp frost and clear skies.
The pre dawn light here was just starting to reveal itself on the castle, and this test shot was mainly to check the composition for when the sunlight started to hit the building. The slightly muted colours, smooth water and just a hint of mist made this quite a pleasing photograph in its own right.
Just before the sunrise, the changing mist and a long focal length gave a completely different atmosphere, with almost monochrome colours from the frosty landscape.
As the light started to hit the building, a wider angle shot of the boats on the water and the reflections on the River Arun made this my favourite shot of the workshop. The light striking the trees as well as the castle really boosted the colour (assisted with my polariser) and a bit of light cloud added some interest into the sky.