Saturday, September 17, 2011
Dramatic pictures, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Just come back from the Lake District on a very damp and windy week. But the sun did break through at times and the weather did at least mean some dramatic pictures, with stormy clouds hanging over the fells and rays of sunshine lighting up the landscape.
This picture was taken using the superb Canon 7D digital camera and a 24mm-70mm L lens. While both are supposed to be weatherproof (up to a point), I tucked them away in a plastic liner inside a rucksack (it's expensive gear) as I climbed up mountain tracks.
Only just managed to get this picture as the sun broke through the black clouds and I scrambled into the rucksack.
This second picture is taken with an Olympus XZ-1, a very handy camera to carry around. Use RAW, though... the JPGs are not so good.
The shot is of Ullswater at Glenridding, from where steamers sail across the lake. It was just a hop, skip and a jump from where I stayed (The Glenridding Hotel), hence the small camera tucked into my pocket just in case of photo opportunities as I strolled down to the lake before dinner.
Flat calm and colourful: Ullswater near Patterdale, Cumbria.
Canon 7D again, 24mm-70mm L lens.
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