Friday Image No. 84


Sony RX10, ISO80, f/6.3, 1/400".
Sony RX10, ISO80, f/6.3, 1/400″.

Last weekend we had snow and a reasonable amount at that. So I did what I usually like to do in the snow and went for a long walk in the hills. With my new found project of moorland views I headed up onto the moors to join the Pennine Way.

Now to reach the Pennine Way from my house you have to cross the moors where there is a reasonable trail unless its covered by a foot of snow or possibly more. Well I can vouch for the fact that we were the first people to walk that trail since it had snowed the previous day because there were no footprints anywhere. And despite knowing the route very well having walked it many times, it does get pretty tricky when it starts snowing and visibility is down to around 20m. And if that wasn’t bad enough I was wearing new glasses that turned that dark I could barely see my feet.

In the end a 22Km walk took 6 hours but I did get some rather nice shots to add to my project, including this one. I hope you like it and have a great weekend.

10 thoughts on “Friday Image No. 84

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  1. Robin,

    A great image.
    Can you remind me (us?) – what does your current fleet of cameras consist of? Perhaps a small comment on the quality and usage of each one also?

    Thanks, Steve

  2. It’s a nice shot, Robin – it conveys the cold landscape very well – for someone who lives where it rarely rains, never mind snows, I’m a bit jealous. Six hours is a long trudge in such conditions, I would be interested to know how your attitude changed as the day wore on – was there a point when you were too tired to bother? Were you still as keen in the last hour as the first? And how did the camera handle in such conditions? Regards, Bob.

    1. To be honest, the walk was only 6 hours because of the conditions. It usually takes me around 4-5 hours depending on the number of photos I take. This particular image was taken near to the end and yes, I was still as keen at the end – it was great fun. The only thing that I didn’t like much was then my boots were full of water where I had fallen into a couple of deep holes and some streams that were under the snow. It was freezing cold each time and took a few minutes for the water to warm up inside your boot. I’m used to doing walks of up to 12 hours and often over much rougher and steeper ground so it doesn’t really affect me mentally other than I think that was a great day out.

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