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Blea Tarn

A photograph from an early morning trip to Blea Tarn. For me, it is places like this that make England great.


The light was fantastic and changed the whole scene every five minutes. The two day trip to the Lake District was slightly odd for me. It reinforced my worries about my camera. I am not using it in any different way than usual, but I find myself having to give photos a slight saturation boost as the raw files are looking significantly more dull than usual. A recent trip to Brimham Rocks was wasted because of this, not one photo has come out after processing the RAW, the way it looked whilst shooting. I will carry on with this camera though and persevere, I can't afford a new/better one and it has taken so many wonderful photographs before that I would feel bad retiring it. I also do not like the market control and lack of choice of full frame DLSR's (If I were to get a new camera I see no point in having a cropped sensor again) and me being me, I would like to stick to Pentax, so it leaves me the only option of the 645D medium format at £9k.

I also reaffirmed a friend and mines conclusion on how to make sure your photographs always come out brilliant. It is not the camera, tripod, filters, photoshop or any other tool for capturing and re-creating a scene. It is infact the clothes you wear. If you look professional, clean and serious, then people will generally look upon your photos with that same impression they had when meeting you. This may sound a little silly, but it makes sense in our heads, seriously.

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Taken on September 30, 2011