The Explorer in me… Or how to get a better shot!

August 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The Explorer in me…

Or how to get a better shot!

 

The slate Mining caves above Rydal water are a favourite of mine in inclement weather, the rocks take on all sorts of great colours when they get wet, and as an added bonus you get to keep pretty dry, as long as you’re in the caves!

 

I frequently visit this one, and this is the kind of shot I usually come up with, today shown in moody B+W, looking through the cave to the sunlight beyond.

Long Dark Tunnel RydalLong Dark Tunnel Rydal

 

However I have always thought I could do better here, and on this particular day, Ann and I sat and had our lunch here and Ann (My long suffering Partner and Photography Widow!), had just got a new mobile phone was engrossed in getting it set up to her liking, so I decided to do a quick explore…

Since there was an opening at the rear of the cave, I thought I’d see if there was a way on to the roof of the structure and indeed there was! A little scramble and suddenly you get this, which I hope you’ll agree is a much more dramatic scene, the trouble is I cannot decide whether I like the colour or the black and white version!

So the moral and the lesson, is?  Don’t settle for the standard shot, always try to get a better angle but please do not endanger yourself in doing so!

Here endeth the sermon…

Strata B+W RydalStrata B+W Rydal Strata Colour RydalStrata Colour Rydal

 

Cheers Jules…


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