Creating a Stir

January 15, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Hi and Happy new Year!

I hope it's better where you are!

The weather has been so bad up here in the lake's for just about the whole of December, and so far January, Photo opportunities have been few and far between! I've taken my Camera out there with me on at least eight occasions in the last month and have taken only a handful of shots! Half the County seems to be underwater at the moment, the rest is covered in downed trees, got to have been one of the wettest ever?
This is one view From Elterwater looking over to the Langdale Pikes between downpours...

Shot was taken around 1 P.M. By which time the sun is already dipping behind the hills casting some long shadows and it's getting pretty warm, at least the light is! I shoot on "Natural" so to keep a good dynamic range but the colours are quite muted, I tried to bring them back to what they were at the time. Other half reckons that it's about right and she, is of course right about absolutely everything! I used a soft grad to hold the sky back so I could get the sunlight hitting the reeds without losing the glow above the Pikes, just got back into using grads much to the other half's disgust as she can't see why it takes me soo loong to take a picture in the first place. "You reckon you have the best Camera out there! Why do you need to put more things on the front of it then?" To be fair on her, I had watched a big rift in the clouds approaching from behind for about fifteen minutes, I hoped it would cross the sun and do something to liven things up, which it did...

I have been called out on at least three internet forums because the image is not natural or it's an HDR image, it's not and it's as natural as I can make it! It really does reflect the scene as it was at the time...

 

Just for giggles this is the only other shot I've taken in about two weeks!

White Moss woods near the Car Park and this is the Picnic area, benches submerged! Couldn't get the family of swans to stay still long enough for the ten stop Neutral Density Filter...
Inadequate Flood Defence White Moss WoodsInadequate Flood Defence White Moss Woods

Cheers Jules...

 


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