Sunday, 29 January 2012

It's all downhill from here...


Follow the 'yellow brick road' in yesterday's post far enough and you arrive at a viewpoint, from where you can see a vast panorama up and down the valley.  The view down to Saltaire is largely hidden by trees but in the winter they are less dense and I managed to find this glimpse through.  You can see Salts Mill in the foreground, with the houses of Baildon above it on the far side of the valley.  The little hamlet in between is Baildon Green - see here for a photo I took there.

I took the above with my Nikon and at the moment I only have the kit lens 18-55mm, which can often be frustrating.  Compare it with this photo that I took from more or less the same spot in 2010 with my Panasonic, which has a huge telephoto zoom (but a smaller sensor... a case of swings and roundabouts).

7 comments:

  1. I think I like this shot best. It gives a better feel for the terrain and the little villages nestled in the valleys.

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  2. Thanks for the links to the earlier posts. It's fun to put the pieces of the geography puzzle together.

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  3. Never short of a view in and around the Saltaire district. There are many more to be had of the Aire valley although this one is particulally impressive as it looks across to Baildon village and Otley Chevin.

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  4. This is the reward at the end of the yellow brick road! Nice!

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  5. It is a good view. Are you up on Northcliffe? In the photo from the link, I can spot St Peter's and the URC.

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  6. I suppose you just have to learn the powers and limitations of each camera. Me, I love all photos from high viewpoints. Loved the frosty pictures from earlier in the week too.

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  7. I remembered the shot you took there earlier, but this one does let us see it through another perspective. ~Lili

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