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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A BIT DARK. (14/10/14)

We are just in from our first walk. It was very dark and the light was flat. I did hear a Jay and stags bellowing but couldn’t find them.  I walked around the head of the lake to see if there was any water cascading down Lodore Falls but there wasn’t enough to bother with. It’s forecast to rain tomorrow so Thursday looks promising for some waterfall pictures._MG_0647  Blencathra on the horizon.

_MG_0646   Cat Bells.

_MG_0644     The River Derwent.

One in colour……………………………………

_MG_0643   Derwentwater and Skidaw with her head in the clouds.

I have some photographs to sort for the printer today so unless there is a dramatic change in the weather I shan’t be going far.

26 comments:

  1. HI Adrian I like the first 2 in B&w especially.

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    1. Margaret, B&W and a red filter always salvage something from grey pictures. I ought to take the medium format camera out for an airing. I have stacks of B&W film and loads of filters for it.

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  2. We used to go to this area every Whitsuntide. Mum and Dad and my three brothers. We had a caravan and always booked in at the campsite in Braithwaite. Happy days. As a boy I scaled all those hills.

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    1. YP, I love it here but it does get crowded. I believe there is still a campsite at Braithwaite but it is very expensive.

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  3. I too like the b&w images, however I like the look of the habitat on the shoreline of the last image

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    1. Douglas, I saw nothing of note in the grasses. A few Mallard and Coot.

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  4. Enjoyed the array. I couldn't help but wince...I wanted all of them in color. I'm not very traditional, I guess. Just boring. ;O)

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    1. I generally prefer colour but they weren't very interesting today.

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  5. I love these pictures. Although B&W are beautiful and artistic, colour photos are so much more lively and real :)) Me too want all the pics in colour :)

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    1. Ruby, I am here to obey. Colour it is from now on unless I post a B&W image.

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  6. Sin desmerecer las B/N. Me quedo con el color Adrian, El cielo y el mar en armonía. Precioso!!
    Y gracias vamos... a por los 50;))
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, I will return to colour.
      I hope I am still around and blogging to congratulate you on fifty years.

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  7. So with the black and white you came up with excellent photos to catch the mood of the weather.

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    1. Red, it was either B&W or nothing today.

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  8. I haven't used B&W for decades but instead of 'just' looking at the ones above I actually looked at them in a bit more detail and tried to recall some of the lessons I had on texture and form in B & W from my Dad over half a century ago. It made me think.

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    1. Graham these are Photoshop B&W. I do have filters for medium format and usually use a red or orange one on Ilford P5 film. I must do some more.
      I like it for high contrast. I thought the river would have worked well but it didn't.

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  9. I really like the colours in the last one...

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    1. Monica the consensus seems to be in favour of colour.

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  10. Not a great fan of B&W images Adrian, but I must admit, that first one is a cracker.
    Love the framing of the trees; makes me want to wander down to the waters edge.

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    1. Keith, I have seen these in colour so fancied a change. It is very mild and muggy here but for once dry.

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  11. Put me in the camp with those who prefer colour. Although the b & w do have a lovely moodi ness.

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    1. Colour it is Pauline. I don't prefer one over the other but when images are washing out to grey then A high contrast B&W does lift the job for me.

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  12. The first image is a stunner, not only is the composition great but the light works a treat too. Interesting how you included just the concave lower reaches of Walla Crag to enhance Blencathra in the background, rather than the summit which would have detracted from it.

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    1. Jay, it only worked in B&W. I selectively dodge and burn to lift contrast.

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