Lake District Inversions (Slideshow)

12 02 2012

This was one superb December day on the fells in the Lakes. While it was freezing and foggy in the valley, we headed for the fells above Borrowdale into hot sunshine and these views 🙂 I’ve also added some photos at the end from another similar day…

To view fullscreen in Powerpoint, click the link below (you will need to select ‘read only’ to bypass password protection and press F5 to start)

Lakeland Inversions

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6 responses

18 02 2012
bob

Great to be out on the hills on days like these.Superb Inversions of an area I,ve only seen in normal conditions.

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18 02 2012
bob

Great to be out on the hills on days like these.Suberb Inversions of an area I,ve only seen in normal conditions.

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13 02 2012
stravaigerjohn

Wonderful photography!

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13 02 2012
mountaincoward

Thanks John – to be honest, I think anyone up there on that particular day with a camera would have got the same results. It was just perfect conditions – how often does that happen in the hills? 🙂
Carol.

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13 02 2012
mountaincoward

Thanks Paul – did you watch the fullscreen Powerpoint version? I wasn’t sure how obvious the note was about that bit…

I used to use Agfa film as the greens were excellent on their film – better than anyone else’s and, of course, I take landscapes so that was the ideal choice at the time. Now they’ve given up 😦 I’m on various films now, Fuji and Kodak but also some cheap film nowadays. The reason I’ve taken to using cheap film is regrettable but is as follows:

Since virtually no-one is having film commercially processed nowadays (they probably develop their own if they’re serious photographers), the labs seem to be producing very duff quality prints a lot of the time. Out of the 4 films I got back last, 3 were awful – very poor colours and very unsharp backgrounds. If I hadn’t had the one good film in between, I’d have thought either I, or the camera, were going off big-time. But I got that one brilliant film in between (the ‘T is for Tom a’ Choinnich & Toll Creagach’ post). So, it’s not me and it ain’t my trusty Zenith!

I think possibly the film processors aren’t using their chemicals fast enough nowadays due to not processing much film so my photos are falling foul of old chemicals in the processing. That’s my theory anyway…

I send off for prints and then scan them onto my PC myself. I rarely tinker with them unless I really have to as I think that’s pretty much cheating.

It was a stunning day though and I think that, everyone who was up there that day, snapping away (and there were loads) would have got great photos.
Carol.

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12 02 2012
Paul Shorrock

Some really good images here, Carol – if I need any pics of inversions anytime, I’ll be knocking on your door!!

Don’t want to get ‘techy’ on you, but what film do you use, and do you have the images put on disc by the processor or do you get good quality prints from the processor and then scan them?

I ask ‘cos I’ve got an Olympus OM2 that I recently started using again, mainly for dog pics as there’s no delay on the shutter – You’ve demonstrated that good results are possible with reasonably priced equipment. Well done!

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