Excellent Peak District Heather in 2020

This is the view from Carl Wark looking toward Higger Tor. Unbelievably, it’s the first year that I’ve ventured onto Carl Wark and I love it. It has huge potential and should suit the frosty weather.

Higger Tor from Carl Wark in the Peak District

I shot the image, obviously at sunset, using a Fuji X-T3 and my Fuji 16-80 lens (you can read my review of the 16-80 lens on my website). I had the camera mounted on a tripod with an exposure of 1/15” at ISO160 and f/14.0. I also had a 3-stop Kase Reverse ND grad filter on the sky.

But what’s surprising is that this photo was part of a 5 stop multiple exposure. It hasn’t been exposure blended and its from a single RAW file. In fact, it’s the one from the RAW file that’s 2 stops underexposed. I’m quite amazed at how well you can recover lost detail from underexposed RAW files on modern cameras. This wasn’t the case until a few years ago when you would find the shadows filled with noise. Now they seem clean unless you push things to an extreme.

I achieved most of the “miracle work” for this image with Capture One.

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You will also find Capture One covered in my latest YouTube video where I look at colour manipulation on a similar landscape photo. Here’s the link https://youtu.be/4i4locfIgNg

I hope you like the video, image and have a great weekend.

6 thoughts on “Excellent Peak District Heather in 2020

  1. Hi, Robin,
    Could you please tell us what you use to push the shutter? Old-fashioned finger, cord, cell phone….?
    Beautiful picture, as usual, of course.

    1. Hi Barbara. I used a mechanical cable release. The Fuji cameras have a threaded release button you can screw the cable into – just like an old fashioned film camera. It’s a great idea.

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