Another from the archives that is not as archived as some that I have, but from the archive none the less. If you get my drift that is. Phew, glad to get that out of the way.
This was taken during the epic journey from York back to Hetton. The weather was good....ish, the road was long....although I don't have a brother and the brother I don't have aint heavy, the photography opportunities were excellent and I was, I was, erm, well actually, I was starving. Luckily for these frogs I had some food in the car, otherwise a frog sarnie may have been the way to go, I know I would have struggled to make a sarnie as I would have had no bread, but I may well have settled for an open sandwich, if you get my meaning i.e. no bread.
Anyway, moving on, I had pulled in at a Scaling Reservoir for a bit of a break and also to try and capture the sunrise.
I made my way down onto the bank of the water and set my camera up on the tripod, I decided to use a new toy I have on my phone which calculates the optimum distance for the DOF being used to give the sharpest landscape image. You put your data in, Aperture, Lens size etc. it then calculates the distance for focus, you turn the focus ring to the distance and bingo, the image is in perfect focus. Great for those of us who are beginning to get a bit long in the tooth to be rolling around the floor for those low shots. With the live view my cameras have I don't even have to get into yoga positions and then have to call for Paramedics to compose shots either, aint technology grand. Even my film camera has a waste level viewfinder.
After all that the sunset was a tad disappointing, I think it was anyway, I have uploaded it as a version on this one.
Talking about this one, which is what I started out doing. Well, as I was setting up I heard all this noise and commotion going on behind me. I took a wander over and there were hundreds of frogs all trying to find girlfriends, shall we say. The turmoil in the shallow water was crazy, I tried to capture it, but the water was clouding with the silt from the bottom and ruining the shots.
I then spotted this pair that had hauled out of the water onto a small sandbank. The sun was now low and giving off a beautiful warm coloured glow. It actually made me think how romantic this was, not that I think the frogs were thinking that for one minute, or were they? A question never to be answered I think. Aren't frogs good at keeping secrets, they ribbet on and never actually give you a straight answer, very tricky customers.
A warning my friends, watch those frogs, they're talking about you.
I hope you like this one, thanks for any comments.
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