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Photo Of The Day: Sunrise And Red Deer

Gareth Llewellyn (@withgar) is an outdoor photographer based in South Wales, UK. His style is minimalistic, warm and full of adventure. It has an elegant romance that at times reflects paintings from the 17th century and takes us to another time, as shown in his photo of a stag early in the morning fog. After many visits to this spot and plenty of patience, Llewellyn finally gets the shot he has been waiting for with his Sony Alpha 7R III and Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master. Read below as he explains how he captured the image.


Photo by Gareth Llewellyn. Sony α7R III. Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master. 1/800-sec., f/2.8, ISO 100

Waiting For The Perfect Moment 

The photo is taken at Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, England. It was a September sunrise where each year, this area produces a display of golden light through mist at least a few times in the month. I camped at a spot on a corner (a spot I had waited at on quite a few visits here). As I observed deer passing over the brow of a hill, I waited patiently for one to pass through the scene I had composed for, and on this occasion, one did just that. The shot for me was one I had envisioned, and it was my reason for several visits to this location at sunrise, so I felt a great sense of personal achievement in capturing this particular photo.
I used a Sony Alpha 7R III. For me, this camera fits just in the right place – it has high enough resolution to crop large images and good enough performance in low light to suit the scenes I sometimes like to shoot. Coupled with the 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Master, it has excellent compression and shallow depth of field, especially at 200mm and f/2.8.

See more of Gareth Llewellyn's work on Instagram @withgar.


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