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Photographer’s Library : Galen Rowell

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Photographer’s Library: Galen Rowell

I’m not entirely sure where to start with this one. This will be a multiple review, as I do own quite a few (5) of Galen Rowell’s books.

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Tiny little project

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This project started as a joke one day when I was was waiting for the light. Playing with the phone i took a quick shot of my camera setup in the  landscape. Actually it was not a project at that stage. Just a record shot from the photo trip …. (more…)

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Going back…to the future

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Ready

One of my New Years Intentions ( I like the word Intention better than Resolution) was to slow down and try to shoot more analog.
I’m feeling that modern photography has put way too much emphasis on technology lately and magic of creating the picture is somehow slowly disappearing.

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Morning at Bradgate

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Nikon D700, Lee Grad ND 0.6

Bradgate park is an historic Mediaeval park in the heart of the ancient Charnwood Forest. It retains much of its original landscape with small woods, grassy slopes and rocky outcrops. Swithland Wood – 146 acres of Ancient Woodland. It is Leicestershire’s largest, most visited country park and was originally created as a deer park . Red and fallow deer can still be seen feeding among the bracken.

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Good morning Mam Tor…

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Nikon D700,20mm, Cokin ND

Mam Tor is one of my all time favourite places. Not just here in Peak District, but in whole UK. I already mentioned this place HERE and I’ve been here many times. If somebody ask me to come again, I will go without any hesitation.

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Twistleton Scar-Hawthorn Tree hunting

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Yorkshire Dales 2012

Twistleton Scar-Hawthorn Tree hunting

Nikon D700, 20mm, Cokin ND

 

I have seen pictures from this place so many times. But I never realised they are from Yorkshire….

All of it started when my friend from Nottingham Outlaws (our camera club) sent me picture of this place, asking if I would like to go with him there for sunrise. I sent reply straightaway, …” of course, I can’t wait “.

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Lake District

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Grasmere Lake_Nikon D700, 18-35mm, Cokin ND

 

I think Lake District doesn’t need no introduction. This magnificent piece of landscape is visited by millions of people every year. It was my 4-th visit  and I was hoping I could catch this landscape lit by beautiful light this time.Previously I had no luck. Rain , rain, heavy clouds and rain….

I woke up at 2:30 am and together with Chris, my friend from our Camera club  we set off to Lakes. Destination Blea Tarn.
When we park the car quess what? Started to rain. Great, I told to myself, just great. It was still dark and we were sitting in the car.

After few minutes rain stops and we climb out of the car and went to see what Blea Tarn has to offer for us. This place is great, really nice calm lake with mountains in the background. With heavy clouds above us we hoped that weather would improve.  I did few shots but I was not satisfied and I moved close to the lake. Then, suddenly for few minutes clouds broke apart and we had nice blue sky to work with. This doesn’t last long but we still managed to do some shots. Then started to rain again and we decided to go for full English breakfast. Our friend Paul was guest of one of the B&B nearby, so he invited us there. I must admit it was great idea ;-),I loved it, outside was raining and we were eating beautiful breakfast and we had a nice cup of coffee. Luckily when we finished our breakfast, rain stopped and it was time to move on.

We looked into map and decision was clear. Visit one more lake ( I didn’t do much here…) and then we headed to visit Grasmere lake. Beautifully located between hills, Grasmere lake is great location. Chris and Paul stayed on the main path, but I wanted to see full lake from above, so I walked up. When I stopped and look around I new it was good decision to wake up that early. Lake with surrounding mountains was in front of me. With heavy clouds above there was no great deal but there was still a chance that sun can break through. I setup my tripod and compose my shot with nice tree and rocks in the foreground and I was waiting…. Then for few seconds heaven opened, sun came out and shine the landscape. I was pressing cable release in hope I can do at least one good shot…..

…and this is story behind this shot.

 

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