It Feels Like Winter’s Over

Finally, and thankfully, the incessant rain and storms over the last three months seem to have ceased this week, giving way to blue skies and sun. I had a spare few hours this afternoon so I nipped up the A6 towards one of my favourite valleys: Longsleddale.

As is usually the case, the valley was super quiet and a deep-seated peace settled over me. Above is a composition that’s not particularly new to my repertoire, but the light was lovely, the air was crisp, and I just felt it needed sharing. =)

Longsleddale, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, f/13, 110secs at 16mm (24mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser, a soft 3-stop ND grad filter, and a 10-stop full-ND filter stacked on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000. I shot three frames for focus stacking and then took a 102sec exposure to streak the moving clouds, blending in that long exposure later in post.


Morning fog clearing in Yosemite, with Yosemite Falls in the background.


Excellent time lapse, clouds in the distance, mountains, clouds breaking up against the mountains, a classic western U.S. desert valley, and a barrel cactus in the foreground.