These drone shots are leading me back again and again to the same spot above the common exploring how changing weather changes the view.
Here we go with the cold!
You can spot the military fitness runners in the next two:
This last one processed to bring out the cold!
I’ll admit to being particularly proud of my last two sets of drone shots on gorgeous dawn mornings, but most days this week have been miserably cloudy. So I wanted to attempt to get some pictures of some of the grandeur of the gloom over town:
My drive to work spot looking over Gibraltar Cottage and a misty town never seems to disappoint at this time of year even if I sometimes get too excited to quite get my focus right as in the first couple here from yesterday morning:
Sometimes a funny old lens and a bit of photoshop make my pictures end up looking like a bit of a fantasy hobbit town, but beneath it all, I can just about recognise the common:
I posted some infrared shots from Dunorlan last week and now I am back again with the same, strange alien looking shots from the common yesterday.
An infrared camera for me works best with the pictures converted to black and white with strong contrast and the bizarre white of the infrared glow from anything living screaming loudly.
I am only just learning to do this properly after about ten years of trying- some of these I love- others are a bit too OTT, but that is what it is often like when I am in an experimental stage.
I’ll calm down soon.
Photographing in woods is a bit of a nightmare- one of the things that makes them so attractive is the dappled light which is horribly difficult to capture because of the limited range of a camera- you either end up with the shots being too dark or the light being all burnt out.
I’ve done my best to strike a balance with these in some familiar favourite places on the common.
…And then out into the open to look at some flowers:
… then finally a flowerbed in town: