2009 has been an excellent year for red berries and this image was made after a number of such trees had caught my attention.
This particular grouping of trees on the North Yorkshire Moors had been spotted by Dave Tolcher the week before and he had paused to scout it out.
In fact it turned into a very challenging location, but eventually I found this composition. The diffuse lighting was ideal for the subject matter as I had decided to concentrate on the contrast between the green and red colour.
A grad was used to help balance the image tonally and I chose to put the grass on about +0.5 in order to ensure that there was no chance of Velvia blocking up the image.
The result is an image with fabulous colour.
Technical Details - Linhof Technikardan, 240mm lens, 1 stop grad. Velvia 50. Scanned with an Epson V700.
Location: North Yorkshire Moors