Sunset Photography in The Peak District

This was a good week. The weather has been wonderful and on Tuesday evening, I managed to get out to shoot the sunset. Whilst it wasn’t quite as spectacular as I had hoped for later in the evening, there was a wonderful haze to the light. If you want to see what happened later on, I posted this shot on my Instagram feed.

Here’s a shot I took with a long lens, cropping into a distant area where the sun was casting shadows on the fields.

This was taken using the Fuji XT5 with the Fuji 55-200 lens at 165mm. I had the camera mounted on a tripod for a 1/35” exposure at f/11.0 and ISO125. The conditions were extremely contrasty, and I could barely see what I was doing. Fortunately, I shot a few which seemed to have come out well, especially because it was very windy.

In terms of processing, I’ve done very little except tone down the saturation. The original was extremely orange to the point of looking false.

I think I might need to do more with my long lens in future. I seem to reach for the wide angle 10-24 far too often.

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

2 thoughts on “Sunset Photography in The Peak District

  1. It strikes me rather often; you came to the conclusion you should use your 55-200 more often. I (mft) use my Panasonic14-140 rather often when I ride my bike to explore the landscape en when I am walking my I use mainly my Olympus 8-25. Probably because the speed you are moving often influences your way of looking at the landscape.

    1. I must admit that I’ve toyed with the idea of the Panasonic 14-140 for my G9 on several occasions. I did buy the first version of the lens when it launched but ended up sending it back because the image quality was dreadful. I know my friend Steve has this lens and loves it. I do enjoy using a long lens for landscape work and you are right, there are other influences on how you look at the landscape.

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