Friday, 26 August 2011

Otley Chevin


Another view taken from Otley Chevin, looking east up the Wharfe valley towards Ilkley.

I am noticing that my new Nikon seems to capture much better skies than my smaller cameras, with less tendency to burnout. And the wider angle lens continues to excite me - at this rate I shall be saving up for a proper wide-angle to supplement the 18-55 mm kit lens I have now.  Sigh... it doesn't take long to start feeling lens envy... all those possibilities! Wide-angle, fish-eye, macro....  Must get a lens hood though, as it seems prone to flare, more so than the compacts.

12 comments:

  1. Yes, it's a lovely photograph and it captures the scale of the landscape perfectly.

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  2. Yep, the wide angle lens is great for capturing such landscapes. The path is very inviting. I'd love to have an amble along it. The next lens I would like is a low light lens.

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  3. Wonderful landscape beautifully portrayed.
    Do they still make Fisheye converters which used to screw on the front of 35mm SLR lenses? Although not optically perfect in practice it made little difference and provided a fisheye effect at a fraction of the cost.

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  4. You have captured this pretty sky so well!! and I would also like to go a rambling along that narrow path over the hills and far away - I wonder where it would lead me?

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  5. Beautiful spot, Jenny, and a beautiful photograph. Although you've captured excellent sky colors here, I also like to use a polarizing filter for shots with a lot of sky in them. They're pretty inexpensive items, too. Where I've found I need my wide-angle lens is for interior shots. It's made a world of difference there. Jim

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  6. (sigh) Oh,to be there and to walk on this path...

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  7. We are all enjoying your wider lens! What a beautiful photo of land and sky!

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  8. Beautiful view! What a cute path.

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  9. So beautifully captured! ~Lili

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  10. This is a wonderful image, jennyfreckles. I would love to be hiking there. I got a hood for my lens and it is left there all the time. So far as lenses go, my zoom that I am happy enough with it for most purposes. I think I will concentrate on getting better with what I have before deciding that I need more lenses. So far I am the limiting factor, not my lens.

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  11. Definitely my kind of path for a leisurely walk... with a long and gorgeous view.

    [Re: arts funding cuts. I don't doubt for a second that innate creative talent, especially of the most superior kind, will find ways to express itself, no matter what the environment. Plenty of examples for that, from Lang Lang (pianist, China) to Sholokhov (novelist, USSR). What concerns me is that the lack of support for the arts diminishes the chances of development of the right-brain in children, ordinary children, and that will have an enormous impact on our collective ability to innovate in any sphere of life. There is plenty of data to confirm that a well-rounded education produces well-rounded adults. If my mother had not played classical music in our home, I am sure my appreciation for it would not be as strong. So what if there is another Gaugin if there is no one to appreciate his/her paintings... or even venue to display it? :-) ]

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  12. It's a very beautyful picture !
    My camera is finally repaired, I had to use another one which came out with far less good pictures.

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