I’m looking forward to spending some time with my camera in the Lake District, it’s somewhere I’d love to go regularly but with me not driving it’s not easily accessible. We’ve got The Old Man of Coniston to hike tomorrow but I won’t be carrying all my camera gear on that hike. It’s just too much weight. So I’ll be carrying my Nikon D800 body and a 24-85mm lens. I’m hoping it’s clear skies when we reach the summit so I can get some shots of the views from it. If it is cloudy I’ll be taking plenty of shots on the ascent and descent so I will have some good shots at the end of the day, hopefully.
The second hike is to an as yet undisclosed location! Stu has said he wants to take us to the place he rates as having the best view in the Lake District. That’s a bold claim to live up to, I hope he’s right. On this hike I’ll be going fully kitted out with a choice of 3 lenses (wide, zoom and a prime), filters, remote shutter, tripod and spare batteries. So there is quite a bit of weight to be lugging about, in addition to the usual hiking kit and water.
My youngest daughter comes home tomorrow from her first annual two week camp with the Army cadets, I’m gutted I won’t be at home when she gets here. We’ll make up for it on Saturday though, she’s going to have lots to tell me! We leave Doncaster around 0600 – 0630, so we should be on the ascent by 1000 or earlier, depending on traffic etc.
If I do manage to get some decent shots, they will be available to purchase in the shop section of my website, as solid wood framed or unframed prints or on canvas.