With me working over the festive period and the poor weather we have had at the weekends, I had no chance to get out before the New Year. Even though the weather was dry and cold on this January morning, the ‘big blue’ sky wasn’t the best for good photographs. Nevertheless, it was great to be finally out with the camera in decent weather.
On a late December morning in 2016, I took a very similar photograph to this one. I have learnt a lot since that day and my equipment has also improved too. Gone is the ‘do it all’ Nikon 18-300 superzoom lens, my Tokina 11-20 wide angle is now my first choice for landscape work. My new 3 way head Manfrotto tripod helps me set up for straight and level shots much quicker than the trusty Velbon I was using, and this visit to Higger Tor saw me venture out for the first time using my new Kase Wolverine filters. I used my 3 stop soft grad for this shot of the ‘Shelter Rock’ on top of the plateau which overlooks Hathersage Moor.
Location: Higger Tor