We walk from the car park in the centre of Grange-over-Sands to get to the ‘high corner’ that looks down to the park – the collie’s favourite grass area – and, beyond, the fabulous lone tree that shapes and defines the vastness of Morecambe bay, seen from the north, whereas most shots are from the south…

And the bay was shining. Literally shining, in a way that’s unusual in October. So I just flicked the iPhone out of my pocket and snapped a dozen shots off before the freak light died, knowing that I was way too far above the park for the photo to be crisp.

And I was right… however, some shots are amendable to post processing with a kind of ‘soft treatment’. Half an hour of experimenting and there it was. The glow protected – even enhanced – by the clever digital effects.

Nothing to do with me. I just pressed the right buttons in the right sequence. Sometimes, you get the breaks…

©Stephen Tanham 2021

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being.

http://www.thesilenteye.co.uk and http://www.suningemini.blog

7 Comments on “The tree and the bay

  1. What a tremendous shot, Steve! Straight into the sun as well! I know I’ve said before, those iPhone cameras are amazing, but it was also your “i” behind the camera that saw the picture. Beautiful colours and composition – other-worldly.

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    • Thank you, Micheal. Grange is full of unexpected glimpses of Morecambe Bay. Yes the iPhone is the perfect companion. Poor at telephoto, really, but good a wide-angle landscapes and brilliant at close-ups and portraits.


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