“Late Afternoon on the Moorland” – Peak District, United Kingdom – Les Wilcockson – Featured Photographer
Moorlands have always seemed like a mysterious place to me. Maybe it is from reading too much English literature in high school and college. A common theme seems to be spirits and marauders frequent them when the sun goes down. If you are willing to brave the elements and underworld you can head out around Derbyshire with Les and capture some fantastic scenery shots and, who knows, maybe a floating orb or ghostly apparition. To see more of the haunting beauty of England and beyond please check out Les’s website www.photographyandlight.com or follow his WordPress bog at http://leswilcockson.wordpress.com
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The Peak District, UK, has a wonderful horseshoe edge of Gritstone that includes a superb stretch around Derbyshire known as Curbar Edge. This photograph was taken early evening on a very cold January day this year on Curbar Edge looking out towards Frogatt Edge. In the very far distance Winn Hill can be seen on the left.
Alongside my commercial work I also run photography training courses and on this day we had called at this location with the intention of capturing the setting winter sun. I’m fortunate to live within a short distance of this location and although I’d been here on numerous other occasions, on this particular day the light was wonderful.
Although I consider myself mainly a black and white photographer, on this occasion I decided to experiment with HDR and color. Using a very solid tripod I shot five images of differing exposures which I then imported into Aperture 3 and from there I processed them using Photomatix HDR software.
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