Higher Hills walk


LennyBloke

Link Posted 19/04/2020 - 16:22
Most of our walks over the last couple of weeks have been around the lower slopes, taking in the wooded areas and shaded slopes - today we moved up a level and walked mainly above the tree line to see some of the more classic views.

And any guesses as the lens used?

1. Malvern Link and the Link Common



2. Bench and Beacon (the Worcestershire Beacon in the distance)



3. Happy Valley and Worcestershire Beacon



4. North Hill (Herefordshire Beacon)



5. Contrasty Tree



6. The Beacon approach



7. Bluebells under the Tree



8. Fern and Moss



9. Descent through the woods



10. Bluebell clearing




LennyBloke

08tiger

Link Posted 20/04/2020 - 07:29
Nice, last time I ventured up there it was pushing dad in a wheelchair.
Love those Malvern hills
C&C welcome.
Don.

johnriley

Link Posted 20/04/2020 - 09:48
Great images, but a bit too big to enjoy properly, on my screen anyway. I have to scroll each image to see all of it. Limiting to 1000 pixels on the longest side would be a better viewing experience.
Best regards, John

Lubbyman

Link Posted 20/04/2020 - 11:08
johnriley wrote:
I have to scroll each image to see all of it.

Same here. But then I turned the screen through 90 degrees, auto-rotate took care of orientation and the images fit perfectly. And well worth doing, too. A lovely set.

No idea what the lens is, though... but who cares, a good photographer can produce good pictures from almost any lens.

Steve

ronniemac

Link Posted 20/04/2020 - 11:29
Another nice set of pictures, John.

I like to look at your photos by going to your Photostream on Flickr - this way I can easily view them to fit in the screen and click to zoom in if I want to.
Glad I did today because I found one that I really do like - the birch tree on the bracken hill (IMGP373. Lovely colour combination.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 20/04/2020 - 21:15
Thanks for the comments - this nasty virus thing has certainly encouraged us to take our exercise and health more seriously, as you can see I live within easy walking distance of the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but last year I probably ventured up them less than half a dozen times, we are now up there around three times a week!

Glad these images have brought back some memories Don, from your shots you've clearly got plenty of Natural Beauty in your neighbourhood

I don't think there is a photo size solution that suits everyone John - for me there's nothing more frustrating than seeing what is clearly an excellent photo but at a size that just doesn't do it justice - that's why I tend to overdo the size a bit!

Thanks Steve - very generous comments And for the record the lens is the Pentax-FA 24-90mm F3.5-4.5 AL [IF] - far from a perfect lens, but it's range and light weight make it an excellent choice for walking with.

Cheers Ronnie - I tend to go to peoples Flickr Photostreams too, for the same reasons. It's funny choosing which images to put into a post, I often find my least favourites or misfits are preferred by others - I think perhaps I should have included the one you like in the set, so here it is as an afterthought



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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 21/04/2020 - 12:39
Been up there once before and it certainly is nice. Isn't there a hill fort up there from memory?

No idea of lens but 2 looks wide angle with the bench and you've got good reach so I'm thinking something daft like a 28-200mm!!

PS - That last image with the deep blue sky against the silver birch tree
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 21/04/2020 - 14:33
cardiffgareth wrote:
Been up there once before and it certainly is nice. Isn't there a hill fort up there from memory?

No idea of lens but 2 looks wide angle with the bench and you've got good reach so I'm thinking something daft like a 28-200mm!!

PS - That last image with the deep blue sky against the silver birch tree

You're right Gareth - there is a hill fort towards the other end of the range ("British Camp"), but t hat's for another walk

The lens is the Pentax-FA 24-90mm F3.5-4.5 AL [IF]
LennyBloke

redbusa99

Link Posted 21/04/2020 - 20:42
some lovely images John, not been to the Malverns since getting married but do remember climbing up to British camp.
odd lens or 2

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jvs

Link Posted 22/04/2020 - 06:59
Lovely set, John.
John

pschlute

Link Posted 22/04/2020 - 07:09
Lovely light in the latter pictures
Peter



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