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…)
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.
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.
Twistleton Scar-Hawthorn Tree hunting
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 “.
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.
If you want to see more please visit my landscape galleries.
People saying that weather in UK is unpredictable and bad, but I must say weather this summer is quite nice here in UK. Forecast for Saturday was good and I decided to go for Light hunting to Peak District. My very good photo-friend Paul went with me – destination Stanage Edge.
Stange Edge is the largest and most impresive of the edges in Peak District. It stretches for a lenght of approximately of 6km (3.6 mile)from its northern tip at Stanage End to the southern point near the Copwer stone. It is famous locations for rock climbing and a popular spot for walkers.
But we did not came here to do climbing, we came to catch the light.We started of from parking and walked up under the edge where we found mill stones all around the place. Because sun was still up high we did a bit of composition exercises and then we decided to go on the top of the edge and we started to look for good places for shooting. On first sight this land is flat without details and quite boring. But once you start to look for details you’ll be suprised. Very.
Stanage Edge is long and we managed to walk very short distance only, but I know that sunset on Stanage will be always great, so I’m already looking forward to go back there…
Shots from this trip are in my LANDSCAPES gallery.