Last week I posted an image from a long walk that I did in the Peak District. I suspect the shot of the landscape may not have connected with many people. It’s taken me a long time to appreciate the area and I live here. With that in mind, here’s another shot from that walk which shows the great views you achieve when on top of the moors. I hope this one proves more popular.
Perhaps one reason that it took so long for me to appreciate the Peak District is that I used to spend more time in the dramatic Lake District. Indeed, the day after my Peak District walk, I was up in the Lake District for photography.
After spending much of the day lounging around Yew Tree Tarn there, I ended the day with a steep climb up Tom Heights. This gave great views looking over to the Langdales where the sun was setting, but I could also see Coniston Water in the distance. As the sun set behind the hills, a mist started to form in the valley above Coniston and a pink haze descended over the landscape.
I shot this with a Fuji XT3 and Fuji 18-135 lens at 50mm. The exposure was 1/3” at f/13 and ISO160. I didn’t use any filters and the processing is done with Capture One. I also used the image in one of my daily posts on Instagram. I think the image captures the end of the day well and has a pleasant, tranquil feel to it.
Whilst I don’t pay much attention to popularity votes, I was rather surprised to see it didn’t receive a lot of likes. In fact, it was one of my least popular images. I don’t know if the problems my not understanding how Instagram works or if my style of photography isn’t in vogue, but I’m continually surprised by the reactions see (or don’t see). Perhaps I should take up some of the offers I keep receiving there to make me a bitcoin billionaire.
Finally, I’ll mention that my latest video has just gone live on YouTube. It explains two options for doing a sky replacement in Photoshop. Here’s the link to watch it on YouTube.
I hope you like the images and have a great weekend.