Archive for August 18th, 2009

18
Aug
09

8/24/2009

Moor Top

Moor Top

Stone walls and sheep cots, with the Dales rising behind. This was the top of the Moors in this hike, and the snack truck was just behind me (hot tea and some sweet confection, thank you very much!)

Minolta A1 at 28mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/200th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Graduated filter effect from the top to bring out detail it the sky and hills. Blackpoint adjustment. Punch and Landscape sharpen presets.

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18
Aug
09

8/23/2009

Grand Falls

Grand Falls

The highest of the Falls above Ingleton and a show piece of the Yorkshire Dales. You can see the limits of the camera clearly here. I had to apply a graduated filter effect from the top to darken the sky, and even then could find no real detail. Of course, it was one of those white English skys, on the edged of rain, with no real features.

Still, the falls carries the image.

Minolta A1 at 28mm equivalent. F5.0 @1/200th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

As above, graduated filter effect from the top. Blackpoint adjustment. Fill Light. Punch and Landscape sharpen presets.

18
Aug
09

8/22/2009

Fall on the Ingelton Water Falls Walk

Fall on the Ingelton Water Falls Walk

I can’t remember how many falls they claim for the Ingelton Water Falls Walk, but there are many. You go up one river, across the high moor, and down another river back to the junction where you started. This was one of the more prominent falls on the upward loop. We got there well before the car park opened, and the attendant eventually took pity and let us in early, so we were gloriously alone on the trial. A walk I will certainly remember and treasure forever. By afternoon, when we looked back at the moorland section of this trail from across the valley, it was like a city sidewalk with hikers. (So many people use the trail that two enterprising farmers have allowed snack booths along it were it passes through their land, one tended by foot, carrying everything quite a distance in, and one a truck that daily penetrates the deep cut lanes between stone walls to reach a likely vantage point on the top of the moor.)

Minolta A1 at 28mm equivalent. F2.8 @ 1/20th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Recovery for the highlights in the falls. Blackpoint adjustment. Punch and Landscape sharpen presets.

18
Aug
09

8/21/2009

Kirkby Longsdale

Kirkby Longsdale

A small village between the Lakes and the Dales, just outside Yorkshire Dales National Park. Home of Ruskin. Lots of famous views and a bridge. We spent a afternoon there with rain threatening the whole time, but glorious light most of the time. This is a view out over the Longsdale River valley.

Minolta A1 at 28mm equivalent. F7.1 @ 1/400th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Required heavy Recovery in Lightroom for the sky, a touch of Fill Light, and blackpoint adjustment. Punch and Landscape sharpen presets.

18
Aug
09

8/20/2009

Walls along the Lane, Above Kendal

Walls along the Lane, Above Kendal

From the same walk as the shot from yesterday, just a few yards up the lane. Amazing stone walls in this part of England. The rolling hills, the sheep, the colors, and the sky.

Minolta A1, at 28mm equivalent. F7.1 @ 1/400th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Required a graduated filter effect from the top to bring out detail in the sky, and a blackpoint adjustment to intensify the colors, as well as the bulk processing listed yesterday.