– I fully understand the ‘buzz’ that
gets from that
early morning rise, the subsequent hike with the camera gear and the
feeling of achievement when the planned shot is taken!
part of my hobby is still to project plan the location, the subject and to
tripod with a 468MGRC2 ballhead, Canon 5D MK1 DSLR
camera, good quality
Canon L lenses, shutter release
cable and Lee filters. Sometimes, I take along my Canon 450D DSLR which
is also very capable.
Because the shoot is planned, I am not trudging about all day seeking
material so the overall 'backpack' weight of the ‘gear’ plus sandwiches
and a flask of coffee is not that bad. Making the trip is becoming harder as I
get older, making excuses not to go are on the increase but it is still
I go on these shoots with my ‘old mucker’ Brad who
is great company but he sometimes gets his
eye on a passing female and
wanders off to chat her up................he's a right poser!
The definition of a
is open to interpretation on many levels but the
modern general meaning ‘is an area of the earth’s surface’ which can be
seen by an observer.
These days, for whatever reason, I always seem to
have animals in my landscape images and I guess it started out back in
2006 with one of my ‘first ever’ landscape shots which just happened to
have a whole herd of cows in the scene at the ‘Black Mill’ on the
Westwood at Beverley, York.
Landscape photography can be extremely satisfying, especially when you
check your images and discover a ‘gem’. Its an area of my photography
that requires no distraction but Brad will be coming along as usual to
help me open up my backpack for his share of the sandwiches.
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