Travel photography: How I took the shot – Chateau de Savennes

Chateau de Savenne

This might not strike you as an image that is very special or remarkable in any way but it serves a purpose.. 😉 You see, one of the things we all encounter during travel- and more specifically travel photography is the problem of light and shadows. And the further you get into the southern areas of the world, the worse that problem becomes. Although I think it is pretty harsh here sometimes too.

Now if you look at this image here, this is taken around 6 pm, so the light was much softer as it would have been had I taken this same image around 1 pm. The shadows would be completely black; showing no detail and the lighter areas would have run a high risk of being overexposed.  It’s hard managing that when you’re out and about, as you cannot control the weather.

I always, always prefer an overcast day when it comes to taking images such as this. Not too grey preferably but something bright but overcast is totally perfect.

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Simone van den Berg

Reizen doet mijn hart sneller kloppen. Al sinds ik me kan herinneren wilde ik de wereld ontdekken en andere culturen ervaren. Sinds onze allereerste verre reis naar Mexico in 1997 ga ik graag buiten de grenzen van Europa, maar ook dichtbij is nog zoveel moois te ontdekken! Reizen combineren met lekker eten is voor mij de ultieme combinatie. Van al mijn reizen heb ik stapels 'logboeken'. Vandaar de naam Paper Travels.

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Written by Simone van den Berg