Astute readers will have noticed that last week I took a break from posting. We went up to the Lake District for a break, and it was simpler to let the blog be for a week. Now we’re back, recharged, though after almost 800 miles of driving I won’t mind staying put for a while. Even though this wasn’t a photography trip, there’s also the matter of working through a lot of photos over the coming weeks. With some luck there will be a few good ones.
So I thought it appropriate, today, to share a first photo from last week’s visit to the lakes. I took this almost at the start of the second walk of the day, on High Rigg. I hadn’t taken my camera out yet, as the light wasn’t particularly great, so I took a few photos with my phone. On the right you can see the path I just came up. On the left in the distance you can see the buttresses of Castle Rock, which is apparently rather popular with climbers. A short while after taking this I saw a roe deer, where I wished I had my camera out (with the telephoto lens on). Or rather, it saw me, and scuttled away.
In the interest of full disclosure, I must say that this panorama is stitched from three photos with Hugin, which is what I usually use for stitching. With the source having limited dynamic range (and no filters) I also had to resort to some digital trickery to get some colour back into the sky. It’s not something I usually do, but in this case needs must.