Today, my friend Ruth and I went to do some landscape shooting. I have to say its not my strong point as I am very much a peoples person. Nevertheless I scooped up my cameras and lenses and tripod (ugh, the weight was HIDEOUS!) and met Ruth at Rivington Pike. I knew I should have stayed at home after experiencing the worst journey there EVER! But got there, I did.
Ruth is a fantastic photographer so I felt quite challenged to produce some decent shots. As it was quite gloomy, we had to rely on a high ISO which I personally thinks can ruin a good shot but still. Rivington Pike has these amazing features to try your skills with but at this time of year, I think dark and dank colours don't make for the best shots. We did come across a few things of interest and here is my pick of the lot.
I love fence shots - ones that stretch beyond your focal point
Texture with tree bark is a great shot to take
Practising symmetry can be a lot of fun
These two ducks were happily having a snooze before another Drake came to "impress" the female. Approx 30 seconds after this shot, the poor female had two amorous suitors chasing her tail. And we sat and watched the hideous spectacle! **poor little ducky**
Another female duck, on guard it would seem. After all, 'tis the season for baby ducklings ;)
You might need to click on this to enlarge it but here is a blue tit feeding
And a nuthatch! Never seen one before but I was chuffed with this shot!
And finally, I love the texture in this picture
After what seemed only 1 hours, it became 3 hours later than when we started. Up and down inclines and steps made me quite sleepy. Ruth went back home to Preston and I had a less hairy ride home to Wigan.
What did you do today?
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