A few days around Ambleside


LennyBloke

Link Posted 23/07/2019 - 21:32
Probably very similar to sets I've posted from previous years (Ambleside has become one of our favourite little break places) - this time I think I had the best compromise equipment selection I've taken so far, the K1 mkII along with 3 lenses, FA 20-35/4.0, DA*55/1.4 & A*200/4.0 Macro - the weight was manageable in an old LowePro Mini Trekker (that I nearly gave away a couple of years ago) and a weatherproof cover from a ThinkTank bag. The biggest risk was heavy rain with 2 of the lenses being non WR but we got away with a few showers.

Most of these benefit from viewing at a larger size (click to see on Flickr)

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Comments and criticisms welcome
LennyBloke

Gwyn

Link Posted 24/07/2019 - 11:09
A lovely set. hard to choose a favourite! Thankyou for not turning the waterfalls in a milky mess .

My niece is lucky enough to live in Ambleside and draws inspiration from her surroundings as an artist. She has the most amazing views from her house!

Lubbyman

Link Posted 24/07/2019 - 11:21
Another stunningly beautiful set. Huge range, from small detail to vast vistas but unified by your characteristic style. Still trying to work out what that style is, but if pushed (hard) I'd say it has something to do with composition, careful attention to detail, shades of green, subtle lighting and OOF areas.

Choosing favourites is impossible. However...
- the dog in No. 9 transforms a fairly standard waterfall scene into a story and a question.
- the contrast in No. 10 between the old, damaged and decaying leaves and the bright, new leaves hints that there is a message in that picture.
- the little flowering plant (sedum?) standing proud in No. 13 is simply exquisite (and definitely needs to be viewed at large size).

Glad your non-WR lenses survived. But wasn't there a time when no lenses were WR??

Steve

MrB

Link Posted 24/07/2019 - 11:28
Gwyn wrote:
A lovely set. hard to choose a favourite!

+1 although, if I had to choose, it would be the two waterfall shots, so:

Gwyn wrote:
Thank you for not turning the waterfalls in a milky mess .

++1

Philip

Chrism8

Link Posted 24/07/2019 - 14:31
Great sky on the first one, this just edges the rest of the set for me
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 24/07/2019 - 14:46
Lovely observational set as per... 4 and 10 in particular for me... lovely dreamy feel to 10...

Best
Bill

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K10D

Link Posted 24/07/2019 - 19:46
Impressive, easy to view images. Unquestionable quality.

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pschlute

Link Posted 24/07/2019 - 23:53
i like no. 3 for the simplicity and lovely saturated greens.
Peter



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Sry

Link Posted 27/08/2019 - 17:00
Lovely sense of being there in this set, Lenny. The vistas are grand, yet intimate (6 & 11 in particular), and the details quite evocative (7 & 13 really hit the mark). Thanks for taking us along on your hike.
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