Scafell Pike

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Ripleysbaby, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Tomorrows mountain is Scafell Pike. And after much thought, the camera of choice for the day is the Ricoh GR.
    Much as I am loving the Sony A7r , I thinks the GR will give me a better view of the mountain, and more keepers. Plus I am happier knowing I can trust the battery life. The weather is another issue. Light rain and drizzle forecast. It's easier to protect the GR. I hope to get at least 5 shots worthy of posting. Buster and Taz will be staying at home for this one.
    I know the camera can deliver but can I ! Pop back about 21-00gmt tomorrow to find out.

    Sorry I'm late. Fell asleep. Must be an age thing. And my knees are having a go at me today !
    Anyway. Photo wise I found the day rather uninspiring. It was nice enough but quite hazy and
    lacking in contrast. I think the GR performed to the best of it's ability but I didn't.
    Not a total loss though. (Unlike the view from the summit !) ;-)

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  2. Great images

    Sent from my SM-N920P using Photographers Lounge mobile app
  3. still some lovely atmospheric photos!
  4. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    despite your description of the conditions for shooting.......I think you and the GR have done extremely well. Certainly bags of atmosphere and the contrast don't look too out of kilter to my eye. In fact, much better than I expected to see from your forward.
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I LOVE the tones in that first one. I wish I could process b/w like that
  6. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    It's the high structure preset in silver efex ! I just pushed a button :biggrin:
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  7. michealj

    michealj Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    Twin Cites, MN
    A wonderful set, I too enjoy the B&W, especially the first and the last.