Planning and Patience
I have an extensive to-do list of the motives that I would like to photograph. The list contains different locations and my desired time to photograph them. It may be the season, or a natural phenomenon such as full moon, or snowfall. I also set reminders in my calendar so I get alarmed well ahead of actual shooting. Such a to-do list and remainders in my calendar gives me time to plan my shoots and makes my success rate much higher.
Such was the case with the pictures of the forest floor covered with ramsons in Lystskoven in Korsør. I was in Korsør at the end of May 2016, and by that time most of the blooms were already gone, so I had to set up a reminder in my calendar and try again nearly one year later.
The was set in mid-April, so I had plenty of time to schedule the shoot, which finally took place on May 13th 2017, almost a year after my first attempt.
I arrived at Korsør day before shoot and things were not looking good. Ramsons where not at their peak and the weather was miserable. Fortunately, it got much better next day, almost without wind and with thin layer of clouds that served like a giant softbox. Cloudy weather is ideal for shooting in the forest as you avoid ugly hotspots where the sun shines through the leaves.
It must admit that I was quite euphoric when I came back home, and I saw raw files on my computer. After all, it was an idea that I had for a long time, and thanks to the planning and lot of patience I managed to get images that I wanted to make for such a long time 🙂