Coaley Peak and views from Selsley….

Coaley Peak Panorama
As I am currently on leave from work and there was a small break in the weather I decided to take advantage of this and take a few pictures…

I am lucky that to have quite a few areas of common land near where I live so I took a trip to see what I could find…

Coaley Peak viewpoint is a favourite with dog walkers (and dogging apparently) which was evident by all the ‘poop’ land mines lying around :/

Still… I got set up and gave it a go…

Nice view :)

I shot in manual mode which was a little alien to be honest… not sure I have got it 100% down as yet but pics came out fairly well all the same… I still need practice but it was very windy and I wasn’t wearing enough layers so getting a little cold but here are the results of the shoot…

Coaley Peak

There was an old guy painting the valley… wish I had used the tripod on this one (was taken handheld) and had a chat with him to maybe compose the shot a bit better but I like this one a lot

Coaley Peak

Coaley Peak

Coaley Peak

Coaley Peak

Having had enough of the wind and the ‘poop’ I went to go and have a look at somewhere else I could take some shots from… as I was driving back through the common the valley opened up and I had some great views of the buildings on the other side so stopped off and got the 100-400 out for a few shots..

Stroud Valleys

Stroud Valleys

Stroud Valleys

All in all it was a good day… learnt a lot and I know I now need to practice in manual a little more to make it a bit more natural as its easy to take even semi auto modes like Av (the mode I generally use) for granted…

Hoping the weather is nice to me for the next week so I can get out again… might try something black & white if the lights against me

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2 Comments

  1. DENISE HART 29th January 2016 at 10:31 am #

    Whoa Dude!

    Fantastic Pictures!

    • <tuffty/> 29th January 2016 at 2:13 pm #

      Thanks… was pleased with the results considering it was my first attempt… learned a lot from the experience 🙂

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