I’ve not done that much “landscape” photography for a few years, concentrating more on developing styles with flash, architecture and cars.
However, with it being Autumn, I decided to invest a few days in the wonderful Lake district and recapture my love of the place. It’s certainly the highlight of England for my money, a mix of lakes and craggy mountains is hard to beat, even in the Dales.
Last time I was in the lakes, I was fixed on a certain style – very wide angled lenses, low angles, dark skies, lots of colour and just about everything followed that formula. The top shot in this blog is an example.
This time I was armed with long lenses – a 70-200 and 500mm lens – as well as the 17-40 ultra wide lens.
This gives you a whole new view of the lakes – the 500mm brings things into close view, mountain tops appear only meters away when you use that.
Here’s a shot with the 70-200 taken from Hardknott Pass – nice bit of rock detail brought out by the directional sunlight.
Bridge at between Wrynose and Hardknott passes
So there’s a few from day 1 of the trip, I’ve not got to editing anything from day 2 just yet, but will blog more.