Project 52: Week 8; Landscape – Panoramic

First off I’m going to make a confession, this image isn’t one I took recently, in fact it’s not even from the past 12 month’s. Unfortunately I just haven’t had time this week to get out and shoot, the weather hasn’t exactly been productive to this week’s theme anyway even if I did have time. On the plus side this gives me a chance to delve back in to my portfolio, back to a time when I knew even less about how to make a nice photograph as I do now.

The theme this week is “landscape – Panoramic”, you may have noticed landscape photography is one of the thing’s I particularly enjoy, you may also have noticed I haven’t ever shown any panoramic stitched images, there is a reason for that. Firstly; I’m not a huge fan of them, if you can’t tell the story you want through the image you’re taking why does stitching another 4 or 5 to it improve that? And secondly; It’s time consuming, I do not have a particularly fast computer and my version of Photoshop takes several aeon’s to process a stitched image together.

However there was a time when I did try it out and the below image is a result of that, I think it was taken in August 2014 (since that’s the folder on my meticulously documented portfolio it’s located in) and it’s of the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, specifically taken from the top of a place called, rather fantastically “The Height’s Of Abraham”.

Derwent Valley Panorama.jpg Nikon D5200, Nikkor 18-70 mm F/3.5-4.5 AF-S IF G ED, ISO 200, F20, 1/50th Sec.

It’s an ok image I suppose, I decided to go with this one as I felt that the framing of the tree’s on either side worked well, as did the shadows of the clouds over one side of the valley in comparison to the other side that’s bathed in sunlight. Other than that I think it’s just a bit average, and I think if I took it nowadays I would approach it very differently, for a start the lens used is not a patch on my Sigma, this is taken without any filter’s or even a tripod (how amateur of me back then). If anything I’d like to return someday and try again with what I know now in my head.

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