Earlier in the week I popped up the Motorway (a couple of hours) to the Yorkshire Dales. As the weather was nice we decided to do the Waterfalls Walk at Ingleton. We like the walk and often extend it by walking further up Whernside to explore the scar.
Although I took plenty of shots from beyond the waterfalls walk, I wanted to share an image of one of the falls. I think it’s called Hollybush Spout and is quite difficult to capture because of the trees, which when covered with leaves send the contrast range of the scene sky high. Also, most of this part of the trail is on narrow path where you can’t stop for long. I certainly couldn’t set up a tripod on this occasion because of the number of people around.
What I like about this particular image is the rock face. The winter sun was quite low throughout the day and it’s had a nice warming effect on both the rock and the tree branches.
This image was captured handheld using the Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 18-135mm lens. This lens is fast becoming a firm favourite of mine. Providing you can hold it rock steady it will produce excellent image quality. No, it’s not on a par with the Fuji 50-140 f/2.8 but it’s much smaller. It’s a great walkabout or travel lens.
Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy some photography.
Over the Christmas break I headed out for a walk a number of times. Quite often I found myself taking the Fuji X-T2. Now that I have the 18-135mm lens, I find I’m using it more frequently as a “grab and go” camera. I’m also very pleased with the results.
On this particular morning, it was quite dull and grey. A heavy fog had descended and I didn’t hold out much hope of capturing anything useful. We decided to walk over to Doverstones reservoir as this can be quite atmospheric in the fog.
Our route took us along the canal which is when it happened. The sun started to break through the mist and the gave a lovely warm glow to the morning. It lasted around 20 minutes, during which time I managed a few different compositions. This one I seem to like in particular although it was quite tricky to process.
In the end I have did most of the processing in Lightroom. I started by applying the Fuji “Camera Pro Neg Std.” colour profile. I did try other profiles such as Astia and Provia, but all seemed to create a very false look to the colour. I find it’s always worth experimenting with the colour profiles as many seem to improve the Adobe Standard default profile.
I hope you like the image and have a great weekend.