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Banishead Quarry waterfall, near Coniston



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Byronfairphotography May 26, 2019
Great colors
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kez.photofolio May 27, 2019
Thank you :)

Behind The Lens

Location
Banishead Quarry, near Coniston, UK Lake District
Time
Mid afternoon on a wintry April day
Lighting
Natural light was all that was needed. WB was set to cloudy
Equipment
Nikon D200 with a Nikkor 35mm f:1:1.8G AF-S lens
Inspiration
My partner and I had read about the waterfall off the beaten track above Coniston Water. We often visit Coniston and were looking for somewhere new to walk and this was it. A long muddy walk, but well worth the prize
Editing
A group of ramblers in various coloured jackets decided to set up for a picnic right in the eyeline so I brushed them out. The sky was dark, threatening snow (a really strange time for picnicking one would have thought) so I added some tone enhancement
In my camera bag
My trips find me with a custom backpack containing my old but trusted Nikon D200 with my favourite lens attached which is a Nikkor 35-70mm f:2.8 AF. Extra lenses in the bag are an AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G, a Micro-Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 macro, and a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro telephoto zoom. Oh, and a tripod. The weight of this kit demands a tripod at low light!
Feedback
Aim for pictures that you would be happy to display and occasionally go for the fun element - as in head off for that elusive and unique shot. Whilst I still shoot film (I still own the cameras I used for my studies at college in the 1970s) digital photography is a boon as I brazenly go through 100s of frames occasionally finding a few keepers. Film is a good learning curve, teaching you how to get to grips with a camera and, of course, every shot has to count! Get your body right in, move away - don't just rely on focus. Use every angle you physically can, though I'm not quite ready to try that in the middle of a shopping street! Always take a tripod with you and if you’re on a hike take only as much equipment as you'll need. If I’m landscaping my 35mm prime is lens enough whilst the 35-70mm is a superb all-rounder. Take a look around you through the lens. You’ll soon see things that wider vision overlooks. I draw a lot of inspiration from other photographers too. Most of all have fun!!

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