Something that I love about Landscape Photography is that you never know what to expect when you head out. And that’s exactly what happened last weekend when I went to the Lake District.
The weather forecast looked good, promising dry weather with sunny intervals. What I hadn’t realised and what wasn’t obvious from my weather app is that Storm Corrie was about to hit the UK.
My intention had been to film the day for a video, but the conditions were terrible. There was driving rain and winds that blew me off my feet more than once. In the end, I came away with only a few short clips and not enough to make a YouTube video. I’m currently trying to figure out how to work the footage into something because it’s extremely funny watching me try to take photos.
Despite the horrendous conditions, I was able to capture quite a few shots that I like, including this one.
I shot this using a Panasonic G9 and Leica 12-60 lens. It’s a handheld exposure of 1/1000” at f/8.0 and ISO200. When I took it, I imagined the image as a black and white shot, but when I saw the colour version, I thought it looked better.
I hope you like the shot and have a great weekend.
19 thoughts on “Landscape Photography and the Unexpected”
Beautiful light and warm colors, despite the stormy conditions.
Thank you. I was very pleased by how well some of the shots worked despite the conditions.
I love the B&W photo, But I’m surprise you didn’t show the color version also!! How come?
This is the colour version. I didn’t show the black and white because I didn’t bother processing to completion. The colour looked better.
It is a lovely shot, in my opinion, mainly thanks to the wonderful, subdued colours. (Btw, my wife too is called Corrie)
Thank you. I also like the colours in this one. Nice name as well (but not for a storm).
I would not mind watching a video of you get rained out 😅. Crazy conditions on this photo, I’m sure you’re glad you got to go out.
I’ll have to work out how to incorporate the clips. Whilst it’s raining a lot, that’s not the most noticeable thing. Me being blown over several times is much funnier.
I bet it is!
Stunning capture, got to admit I was thinking black and white also but it looks great in colour.
Thanks. I’ve still not ruled out Black and White but I just can’t seem to separate areas of the image once it’s converted. The colour just seems to draw me in.
Lovely shot. I love the drama going on in the sky as it really gives the shot character.
Hope you have more success with the weather next time you go out for video-ing.
Thanks. I hope the next trip goes better or my plans for YouTube are going to struggle.
What a beautiful image. 😊👏
Shooting in stormy weather is awesome as long as you and your gear are safe. Fabulous image!
Very true. I think I pushed my luck a little on this trip.
Bad weather makes for fantastic landscape photography, well done!
It does make for better, more interesting shots but it’s also more difficult to shoot in.