Friday Image No.87

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Sony RX10, ISO80, f/5.6, 1/640". 0.6 ND Grad on the sky
Sony RX10, ISO80, f/5.6, 1/640″. 0.6 ND Grad on the sky

I keep having this odd feeling that I am running out of images (I haven’t been able to shoot much recently). I have this feeling that I don’t really like too much of my recent work and that it won’t endure. But when I go back about a year that I start to find images that I like. Here is one example of yet another moorland scene. This is taken on the descent from Black Hill heading towards the Woodhead Pass. Black Hill can be reached from my home by walking across Saddleworth Moor but you need to be ready for a 35-40km hike (round trip) so it’s not something I do regularly.

This particular shot was taken around this time last year with the Sony RX10. The lighting really appealed to me at the time but then I could never capture the mood in post processing. It’s only now that I seem to be able to accept the very dark tones and gritty feel of the image. I doubt this will appeal to a lot of people but it does sum up the drama of the area well.

Have a great weekend everyone.

4 thoughts on “Friday Image No.87

    Carrie said:
    April 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I think it tells quite a story. I especially enjoy that the foreground, although dark is still touched by the sun allowing my eye to move into the photograph and enjoy the view.

      thelightweightphotographer said:
      April 1, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      Thanks. It’s also the foreground and the contrast of the hill against the sky that I like. I find my eye then wanders around the hillside picking out detail.

    Kathleen said:
    April 1, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    What a great reward to find this in your past shots to rekindle the memory of the time and place. A fantastic recalling shot.

      thelightweightphotographer said:
      April 5, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you. I often find that leaving my images for a year before returning to them allows me to see with fresh eyes. It’s a great way to find new material.

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