Sunday, 18 February 2018

Derwentwater Snowy Scenes

My wonderful sister treated me to a Light and Land Photography Course in the Lake District for my 60th Birthday.

Although the main theme of the Course was Multiple Exposure and Intentional Camera Movement, on the first morning we were treated to a Winter Wonderland right outside the Hotel, and the group set off before dawn to explore the area of Manesty where the River Derwent flows into Derwentwater.

I was carrying my Sony RX100Mk2 as a 'snap' camera, and these are the results. Some I have processed to Black and White for stark effect, and others I have left in the Powder Blue Hue that prevailed in the dawn light.

Manesty Snow Trees

Borrowdale Valley Snow
Crossing the River
Manesty Rookery
The Dawn Patrol
Derwent Bridge
Derwentwater Edge
Snowy Derwent Scene
Crossing The Bridge
Derwent Tones
Snow Cross
Borrowdale Hotel View
Snow-Tipped Grasses
Stark Snowy Tree
Manesty Boardwalk

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Johnson's Hillock Open Day

The stretch of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal North of Chorley is having new Lock gates fitted on various sections of the Johnson's Hillock rises, 7 locks in all.

The Canal and River Trust had a very informative Open Day to give people a chance to get up close to the locks and see the work that goes into the maintenance of the canal.

Fuji XT20, Fuji 18-55mm lens.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Fairy Glen Winter Sunshine

This is a great place to visit at any time of the year, and today was my first opportunity of the Winter months. The Sun was very bright but low in the sky, ideal for long deep shadows and bright highlights.

After heavy rain yesterday, I knew the small river would be in full flow, so took my Fuji XT2, wide angle 10-24mm lens, 3LeggedThing tripod and my Formatt-Hitech ND filter to make some long exposure images.

On the way to and from my chosen site however, I used my trusty Sony RX100 Mk2 to get images of the trail around the woods, and here are the results!

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Johnson's Hillock, Chorley

This area of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal between Chorley and Wheelton climbs through 7 locks from Bottom Lock No.64 to Top Lock No.58.

I spent a very enjoyable hour and a half climbing up and back through this series of Locks, so here are the results.

As usual, I spent much of my time looking for details, rather than the wider picture, and I used my new Fuji 50-140mm lens for the first time.

Fuji XT2, Fuji 50-140mm lens.