The Joys & Hazards of Photography



As much I loved my woodland photography under a blue sky last week, you just can’t beat a tranquil late autumn local woodland in the mist and fog. My videos are predominantly filmed in nearby woodlands as it’s what I’ve been passionate about for years. I first found this particular oak wood over 3.5 years ago and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of spending time here – I learn something about the landscape, the seasons, and the subjects with every single visit.

The fog didn’t hang around for long but it was fun while it lasted. Meg had the time of her life and I struggled to stay upright 🙂

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38 thoughts on “The Joys & Hazards of Photography

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    God i need so much to learn your woodland thoughts,,if only i had the power to copy and paste your ideas into my our head and just drift into my local woods. I bet them wood would look so different. Thanks for another great video simon

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    So enjoyed viewing this Youtube. Such beautiful woodland photographs. And the inclusion of Meg….just heart warming…thank you for sharing – lighted my spirits this morning…sincerely Karen

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    I love the way Meg has just learned to sit and enjoy the stillness and absorb the woodland spirit! (As well as tear around like a lunatic).

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    O my goodness that was funny in the first few mins…thanks for leaving that in – I laughed out loud (not at you, with you) ;-D

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    Many put their cameras away after the leaves and ferns turn brown. This video helps your audience to rethink how to leverage less color when looking for interesting creative patterns from the forest. Each season has something to offer and you are helping us open our minds to that reality. Thanks.

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    I really enjoyed this video. Some wonderful woodlands photos and Meg always makes me smile.
    When you say to adjust the white balance (at about 9 minute in), do you mean in camera or in post processing?

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    Loved the comedy value at the start Simon! Fantastic images throughout and your thought process of putting together your images I find really interesting, we’re heading into summer now so blue skies from now on.

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    Absolutely love your videos Simon……we get the good and the bad, the positive and the negative and all this makes you so personable. I love listening to all your stories and the reasons why you like the woodland so much. You also share on a personal level by telling your viewers what settings you are using and why. I think sometimes you are speaking directly to me!!! Thanks for sharing and keep happy and healthy Simon.

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    Such a beautiful shade of green on your mossy oak tree in the mist! Yes lots of scruff to embrace around here too now that the leaves have fallen away. But the bonus is the look of the snow all blown onto one side of each tree providing a white outline against a stormy sky. I am happy to look at the greens, browns, russet colours for your extended autumnal season, through your eyes, framed artfully. Also sweet Meg sits as if in an armchair taking in the beauty of nature – she gets that talent from you.

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    Another lovely video of yourself and Meg enjoying time in the woods. I think we can all relate to your slippery start 🙈, thankfully most aren’t caught on camera 😂

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    Why is it that when we're slipping or sliding it's never just one slip? Seems like it always ends up being a domino comedy of errors, hah. Beautiful moments of zen and gorgeous shots as ever. Meg definitely has the most photo-perfect way of sitting!

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    A lovely calming set of images.
    I'm always intrigued as to what Meg is thinking when she's looking out at the view. She always seems content

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    Fantastic collection of images Simon. “Embrace the scruff” might be my new mantra as I attempt to make something photographic out of the Australian bush 😄

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    thanks for showing the difficulty of getting stable sometimes in the forest. in the redwoods and in mountain valleys it can be such small trails and nothing even. <3 that was a very relatable scene.

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    Beautiful Photos Simon! ❤ At 11:20 You and Meg passed a lovely scenery with that old large (Oak) tree. You forgot to shoot that one. 😉

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    Another great video and images, I'm being extra nice to my wife as i've got your e-learning session down on my xmas wish list.

  • December 14, 2020 at 19:49
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    Nice video! The first part with trying to get into a stable position looks exactly like what I went through in the local woodland yesterday – with the one difference being that you got a good shot in the end and I didn't 😉 I still count it as being a nice experience, simply because of being in the woods and enjoying the outdoors..

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