A walk around British Camp


Link Posted 21/10/2021 - 18:21
A beautiful morning - blue skies, whispering grasses, massive mushrooms, and a bit of exercise. The British Camp is an iron age fort towards the one end of the Malvern hills, it has a good car park just below and a Pub that sells Butty Bach just across from it - what more could you want

1. Mono Malverns

2. Signs of Autumn

3. Spooky Silhouette

4. Fallen Fungi

5. Grassy Gradient

6. Cool View

7. Warm View

8. Magic Mushroom

Pentax K1 MkII with the D FA*50/1.4 and Sigma EX DG 17-35 f2.8-4.0


Link Posted 21/10/2021 - 18:31
Nice set, I like the PP for 2 and 7, the warm earthy tones look great. The landscape on 1 is superb but I feel the clouds let it down a bit - luck of the draw there.
All the gear with no idea


Link Posted 21/10/2021 - 19:15
Somehow missed this one - actually showing the earthworks of the camp...



Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 07:21
Nice set but I really like the first B and W
C&C welcome.


Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 07:36
Looks to me like a good day out in lovely countryside. The first two are the pick of the set for me, but all are pleasing to my eye!


Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 10:58
Some great shots there...hard to pick a favourite.

Possibly No.7 or 8 if pushed.

Something in No. 6 (Cool View) caught my eye though. In the bottom right of image looks like theres a giant mushroom or Sombrero. What was it?

Nice walking country to have nearby anyway.




Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 13:57
All excellent and great variety, 2 and 4 are my favourites. 2 really draws me in, at first I wasn’t sure whether perhaps the highlight at the end of the track was distracting me but actually the more I look at it, the more I enjoy the contrast between that and the excellent detail in the shady sections.


Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 16:49
Thanks for all the comments John, Don and Haris - I was prompted to take out the Sigma 17-35 (responsible for the first shot) by Urbanmeister's posting selling his copy. It's a welcome alternative to the Pentax 15-30 as it is significantly lighter and the aperture is the same at the wide end - it's more prone to flare than the Pentax but stopped down it's very capable.

Thanks Richard - I couldn't decide whether to reduce the highlight area on that shot but came to the same conclusion as you in the end

Thanks Karlo - I am fortunate to have some lovely places to walk so close to home, I've done this walk hundreds of times but never tire of it. That is a giant mushroom in image 6, as are the other 2 fungi shots - the scale doesn't really reveal itself in the close shots but as you've pointed out they are actually similar to a small sombrero I'd estimate them as 35-40cm diameter


Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 18:33
An enjoyable set LennyB, good work on the b+w's. But 'grassy gradient' is the pick of the lot for me, with all sorts of patterns and perceived movement going on, and a beautiful camaieu of beige and reddish browns.


Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 20:04
HarisF1 wrote:
Nice set, I like the PP for 2 and 7, the warm earthy tones look great. The landscape on 1 is superb but I feel the clouds let it down a bit - luck of the draw there.

I agree.

Every day's a holiday!


Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 21:18
The depth of colour in number 2 is lovely. I think the composition of the last image of the mushroom is excellent. framing depth of field, lighting all make a memorable image from a simple object.


Link Posted 23/10/2021 - 14:31
Its years since I scrambled to the top of the Malverns, although I've beheld them from below and from a distance many times since. That's a lovely collection which brought back pleasing memories for me.
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout


Link Posted 23/10/2021 - 16:46
Thanks for the comments - interesting to see the variety of "Faves" from different members


Link Posted 24/10/2021 - 11:17
Beautiful set here John. The first is a "fave" for me.

My Flickr page


Link Posted 24/10/2021 - 11:38
First and last for me Lenny or the original set. The opening image with that dark sky just reminded me of an Ansel Adams image and the last of the fungus is so delicate
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - K3ii - two Z-1P - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Sigma EX 20mm - FA 28-70mm f4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II


Foundation NFT
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.