I was asked today if I would like some of of my photos included on some promotional material that was being printed for Headley Heathy. I think it’s mainly maps and tourist literature. I was quite chuffed as it’s really nice to have your photos acknowledged even if nothing comes of it as after all there can be plenty of reasons where a photo is great but just not suitable, which just rules it out.
Im going to meet up with them on Friday and bring along a selection for them to look at. This one I will bring along which is of course taken on Headley Heath.
This morning I recieved my Sigma 10-22mm wide angle lens in the post and spent a good number of hours playing with it. As it’s my first wide angle lens really quite amazing just how much you can get from 10mm. Overall im really happy with the quality and build. I had previously been looking for a while on eBay for a Tokina 11-16mm as they are rated so well, but my Sigma cost almost half the price of Tokina and I do like a bargain
Only thing I don’t like about the Sigma is there is no auto/manual focus switch on the Nikon fit ones. As I was out on Headley Heath testing the lens for the sunset after it got dark I wanted to change the lens to manual and set it to infinity. Which doing so through the camera menu is very cumbersome particularly when it’s pitch black. A switch on the lens is so much easier!
This was the very first HDR I did with my new Sigma lens, a little watering hole at Headley Heath.
This was another great shot that I took at Headley Heath that I was very pleased with. This is the watering hole that the Highland Cattle on Headley like to hang around. As the sun was almost set this was one of the last photos I took that day. There where plenty of cows just to the left of this picture but as it was just minutes from being dark I just concentrated on this shot rather then change out lenses to get the wildlife.
To date I think this is the best HDR photo Ive taken. Really ticks all the boxes for me for what a great HDR image is. This was the first HDR I did with more then 3 exposures. Normally I don’t think you really need more then 3 exposures, but one situation where it really works is when shooting into the sun. For this photo I used 6 exposures, as my camera only shoots 3 AEB (auto exposure brackets) I just took 3 and then adjusted the exposure compensation and took another 3 photos and of course I used a tripod so everything lined up afterwards.
This is another shot from Headley Heath during sunset.
Yesterday I went down to Headley Heath to catch the sunset and got some really great long exposure, atmospheric photos. I shot this one at f/22 as a triple exposure HDR and processed it through Photoshop and Nik software. I do love Headley Heath, find it much more enjoyable then rambling around Boxhill as it’s much quieter and more open. Which gives it some fantastic views.