Dramatic Light in the Peak District

Despite struggling to work up any enthusiasm for photography (as mentioned last week), I did get out on Saturday, meeting up with another photographer. It was great to get out and clear my head, and we ended up at Carhead Rocks in the Peak District.

Looking back at my images now, I’m very pleased that I ventured out.

Sunset at Carhead Rocks in the Peak District. Fuji XT3 with Fuji 10-24 lens.

I shot this with my Fuji XT3 and Fuji 10-24 lens at 10mm. It’s a tripod mounted exposure of 1/5” at f/14.0 and ISO160. I also used a 3 stop Reverse ND Graduated filter to balance the exposure between the sky and ground.

As you can see, the light was quite dramatic but unfortunately didn’t last. At the time, it looked like we were on for an amazing sunset but then at the final moment, a rain cloud rolled in to cover the sun. What was disappointing is that there was no rain in the forecast and that was the only rain we saw all day. Never mind, perhaps I will get lucky next time.

You can see more shots from this and other trips on my Instagram page.

I hope you like the shot and have a great weekend.

4 thoughts on “Dramatic Light in the Peak District

  1. I’m glad you got to go out and show us a pretty picture. I do feel the same lack of motivation and the gasoline prices don’t help me make the decision to go out photograph.

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