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Hidden valley

One of the valleys in the Howgill Fells which can only be seen by getting right up into them.

 

I saw this composition last time I was there, but the light was garish, not to mention that I didn't have a camera with me. I finally dragged myself back there, only to find that I was right that this would be best at dawn. Still, I do like the Z shape and I'll doubtless have another go at this in different light. The light on this occasion was essentially non-existent, since the high,thin cloud cover was descending rapidly, as was the Sun, when I took this.

 

Also, I'd used The Photographer's Ephemeris and Google Earth's 'ground level view' to plan this shot: it worked very well, though I ended up having to descend about 100m. from where I hoped to compose it from in order to get the river at the angle I wanted. Great tools, but a short horizontal displacement was a LONG way down in this place!

 

I've written a blog article on using technology to pre-visualise images. which covers how I planned this shot.

 

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Taken on May 25, 2011