Landscape Photography Road Trip

Tree near to Keld, The Yorkshire Dales.
Tree near to Keld, The Yorkshire Dales. Fuji X-T2, 16-55 lens, ISO200, 1/20″ at f/11. Trpid mounted, Kase polarising filter and ND grad.

The other weekend I met up with a friend of mine, Steve O’Nions. The intention was to shoot some landscapes in an area of Cumbria we hadn’t visited before. The area looks stunning as you drive up the M6 motorway, but you hardly ever see any images from here.

Before meeting up we did some research using Google maps to understand which roads would likely give the best access. We turned off the motorway at the Tebay junction and headed down the narrow lanes. All seemed perfect and the weather was bright with white fluffy clouds. We explored a couple of locations off the road and decided to start filming the trip to share on Youtube.

By the time we were ready to start filming the light had become very harsh and the photo opportunities limited. If you want to know what happened next and how we came to shoot the image above, you can watch the video I shot on Youtube.

Steve will be publishing his version around the 18th May and you can see his channel here.

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8 thoughts on “Landscape Photography Road Trip

  1. A great video, Robin. Thanks for sharing it. It’s a great part of the world – I wish I could get the same great shots that you get!

    Best wishes,


  2. 5.35 you say you have ‘blue light’ (totally agree it makes cracking B&W images). How did you recognise ‘blue’ light please?
    Sorry if it’s a daft question!

    (My parents spent their honeymoon in Keld!)

    1. It’s not a daft question and it’s also hard to explain. You probably know about colour temperatures and how the brain makes light look white. Well you can get a better idea of light colour by looking down a narrow tube that’s white.

      What I find these days though is that I can look at the clouds and see the light colour without using anything . I have no idea how but to me the light appeared to have a blue colour cast to it. I also recognised it was very clear and pure and that these characteristics are ideal for strong black and white.

      I’m sorry I can’t be more precise about how I do this.

  3. Some lovely scenes and I think all the b+w’s are fantastic, esp the last waterfall and the tree of course. The Fuji does great work.

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