Outdoor Discoveries

What originally was a news section for the rest of the website soon became a place for me to write about human-powered wanderings in the countryside. Photography inspires me to get out there, mostly on foot these days, though cycling got me started. Musings on the wider context of outdoor activity complete the picture, so I hope that there is something of interest in all that you find here. Thank you for coming!

More Pennine Way photos

30th September 2007

I took my chance while I was at home this weekend to add new photos to the Pennine Way gallery, filling in some of the outstanding gaps. I was planning to head out and about, but other things derailed my plans and the largely cloudy skies didn’t coax me out today though yesterday’s sights of the hills from my house were a delight until a large bank of cloud wandered in at around 4pm.

So, it was time for more vistas from the South Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales to make their online debut. Photography amid Yorkshire’s limestone country is a far easier pursuit than the moorland of the South Pennines; focal points present themselves more regularly in the former while a spot of thought is needed with the latter. That very much became apparent on my view of photographs that I had taken. Having a camera while hill walking does tempt one to pursue drive by photography; I know that it’s not the best type and it definitely doesn’t work with moorland. Maybe, a specific photographic mission with a tripod in tow is what’s needed so that there can be lots of walking around looking for decent compositions. The latter is best done out of view of busybodies lest anyone gets the wrong impression…

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