The Lonely Mountain – Buachaille Etive Mor

Head down against the wind and rain … mist obscuring the landscape  … cloud lifts to reveal a reflection … Setting off in mist and rain across Rannoch Moor the bleakness of the day promised little chance for photography. Not for the first time I wondered why I had the weight of the camera in…

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Mannlichen Number 9

6.1km of travel … 1.3km in the direction of up … 30 minutes to rest your legs, ready for the decent … The Grindelwald–Männlichen Gondola Cableway is longest cable car in Europe. Plenty of time then to admire the view, and if the cloud is down to waste time taking snaps of passing Gondola’s ……

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Elterwater Wilderness

A stones throw away from the village  … down a slippery slope to the water’s edge … to your own, personal, wilderness. The last of a sequence of three “Japanese inspired landscapes” from the trip to the Langdale Valley in the English Lake District. The others being: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/field-barn-langdale-valley/  & https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/trees-water-mountain-blea-tarn-harrison-stickle/ http://www.richardjwalls.com

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Isle of Skye Panoramics

In 2010 I headed to the Isle of Skye to walk in the Cuillin accompanied by a couple of friends and a Nikon D700. I’ve always planned to go back and walk the ridge, and took up climbing to get prepared, but for one thing or another, fear playing a major part, I’ve so far…

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Night Glow, Hambleton Hills, Sigma Merrill DP3

Heading home over the Hambleton Hills we stopped to take shots of the Sun setting over the North Yorkshire countryside. Glancing up, and to the right, along the road we were taking, the sky was aglow, reflecting the Sun’s last rays towards us,  through the lens and onto the Foveon sensor. Click! I guess this is a classic…

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Field Barn, Langdale Valley

The field barn sheltered the sheep, trees sheltered the field barn,  mountains sheltered the trees … nothing sheltered me, I just got wet! I’ve passed by the barn countless times without a second glance on my trips up and down the Langdale Valley, but this time, as I was headed to Blea Tarn in the early morning…

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