We arrived back in Keswick yesterday. Hardly got a wink of sleep last night. Squalls driving through every ten minutes bringing heavy rain and hail. Today is worse so a shortage of snaps. Snow forecast for tomorrow but I suspect the Met. Office make up the forecasts.
The first three pictures are all shot through a long lens and from the near vicinity of the truck. I am daft but not senseless this hail would make me bleed. I’ve never thought of a long lens for landscape work but they do give a different perspective.
Cat Bells………………the sun hit it just right………….twice. The first time I lost the dogs. The Canada Geese were trying to establish territory and the little horrors decided to join in the fun. Nothing like a Goose raising Cain to attract a terrier.
I’m going to have to look into selective sharpening. yesterday I printed an image and inadvertently sharpened noise. An expensive mistake with art paper at a fiver a pop. For the web I can get away with minimal sharpening. It depends on the image but at 72ppi and 1k pixels on the longest side I use between 0.8/1 pixel radius and 80/90% amount. For print 4/5 and 125/140%. It’s an art form all to itself is sharpening. I’m considering using the High Pass filter and painting a mask in. That will keep me from the lunacy that follows.
The answer to the cryptic clue from the last post is…………’Broad in the beam’. Keith at Holding Moments got the ‘in the’ bit………….Went down well!…….I’ll not bother with crosswords anymore.
Hopefully we’ll get out tomorrow and come back with something a touch more edifying than this.
All the best.
This post is dedicated to Mark Weir who died on Tuesday. He resurrected the Honister Slate Mine and was an all-round good guy.