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Over Owler Tor

By AM74
Further to my last upload, this was also taken yesterday in the Peaks using a tripod.
This was facing the opposite way towards the valley and maybe 10-20 min after the last shot. I did try 0EV, HDR and -1EV and this one had the best histogram.
I had cleaned the UV filter covering the lens by this time, so I don't think there are any water marks and I hope that it is a bit sharper than the last photo.

Tags: Rocks Clouds Countryside Landscape and travel


23 Jan 2018 11:08PM
Good natural scenery
First rate view - well capturedGrinGrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2266 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2018 8:31AM
I really like this one. A few comparisons with the previous upload:

You do not have tufts of long grass in the immediate foreground, so there isn't subject movement from the slow exposure.

The background is much easier to read. In the previous composition the line of the ridge to the right of the rocks was confused, and there was no real sense of drop into the valley. Here we can see the fact that the land drops away, and the distance involved to the horizon.

This makes better use of the light on the rock - and light is everything. We have the golden glow as the rock faces the valley - and then the shape and bulk are defined by shadows on the right.

I like the use of portrait, leading my eye to the horizon, and it's unusual here. My one quibble is that there is an awful lot of mud in the foreground before we get to the frozen puddles - that's where the textures get interesting. So I have simply cropped to 8 x 10, which puts the horizon neatly on the upper third.

Good memories - some of the best walking in England is concentrated into a few square miles here.
paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2018 8:40AM
I fear it is very un-sharp. I guess wind on the tripod. You did not need 1/15 and must not assume a tripod gives sharp results. You could have been at ISO 400 and f8, that's 4 stops better, so about 1/250!

How did you release the shutter? You need to use an external release or the 2/10 sec delayed action. Pressing the button causes blur.

This is where some comments simply do not help.

24 Jan 2018 9:03AM
Thanks Moira and Paul.

Re the sharpness, I am afraid I did assume that tripod would give sharp results but totally understand what you mean about going 4 stops better. Going ISO 400 or a bit higher on this camera will not have made much difference to the image quality.

Here I pressed the shutter button on the camera, but later in the morning discovered the 2 sec delayed press button-which would have been better as you said.
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1698 England
24 Jan 2018 10:44AM
It's all been said: proving that you need to get up early to comment on, as well as to photograph landscapes...

I really like the way that you are clearly learning - not only from what we write, but also as you go. I love (and can relate to) the fact that you found a better way to work during the morning!
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4163 Canada
24 Jan 2018 12:31PM
A good learning experience overall!
shaver 12 8 England
24 Jan 2018 9:36PM
wonderful shot

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