Really beautiful photos, Nicholas. They capture the most magical part of the British hills, the light, the atmosphere.
And it's great that these were produced with cameras that are within most people's budgets, really shows it's the photographer (and the timing!) that matters most, not the equipment.
Was any kind of HDR involved? I always seem to blow the highlights when I try anything similar.
Hi there Formosa Man, there's no HDR jiggery pokery in an of those shots. I use grad filters and process in Adobe Lightroom, I don't add anything to the image that wasn't there in the first place
I was reading up on HDR recently - is it really jiggery-pokery when it produces an image more akin to what the eye can discern?
This should be read in the context of 'a little knowledge can be dangerous'
"I was reading up on HDR recently - is it really jiggery-pokery when it produces an image more akin to what the eye can discern?"
Does it though? Used sympathetically HDR can be really nice and I went through phase of experimenting with it...sadly, it is terribly abused in most of the examples that I see. For my work I daw the line at exposure blending but I rarely use that technique.
Each to their own of course, though my preference is to rise early (2am in summer) and come off the hill late in order to get the best possible light...you get the place to yourself too which is a nice bonus!
Btw, there's loads more of my stuff here if anyone wants to have a look
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