Back from the break

02nd May 2015
Other than the images uploaded recently - check out the recent uploads link on the menu - here's what else has been happening during the past month.

Following the hand breakage at the end of February, April was a comeback month with the camera. As such, it's always good after a break (of the time variety) to visit a favourite (easy photo opportunities) location. So an early morning venture to Derby Haven and St. Michael's Isle it was.

The Haven entrance. A shot I've taken a few times and still want to improve upon.

Looking across the bay to St. Michael's Isle.

Followed by the early morning light catching the Chapel.

The early part of the month also saw a period of foggy weather where the cloud inversion was often quite spectacular. It's great when there's fog about. It really does change the dynamic of the landscape. Ideally, a landscape with minimal objects within it is was I'm after and the fog really does help this style. The general cluttered landscape of the Island all of a sudden provides you with photos that have little glimpses of detail that pull the viewer in.

Misty Headland Falls at Groudle.

Followed not long after by the Sea Mist returning to engulf the headland.

Hoping for an increased cloud inversion the following morning I headed for the hills. Only to be disappointed with a relatively fog free start to the day. However Injebreck was looking lovely with the soft light and a little mist on the water.

However, later in the day the sea mist really rolled in. The annual Easter Family walk up North Barrule was a sight to behold with just the tops of the hills every so often making an appearance. A wonderful warm and sunny day up on top too.

And the last of the mist shots looking out over Lonan.

Other than that, it's been back to the staple diet of hills, coasts and woodland. The new lens (Canon EF24-70/F4) purchased whilst off with the broken hand (the dangers of being stuck at home) is a cracking piece of kit. Superb corner to corner sharpness and low distortation and flare has resulted in it becoming a constant fixture on the camera. Here's some examples from the month.

It doesn't always have to be a corny sunset sky.

Rock Art - love taking these types of shots.

Last sunlight of the day up in the hills with a really cold breeze blowing.

And stepping back into the woods.

Woodland Steps.

Plantation Shadows.

and going all arty with a bit of ICM.

Here's hoping May is as productive and varied.

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