Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England sometime in the 1970s. This shot sat in my slide files overlooked until I started copying some of the slides a couple of winters ago. Since making a digital copy the shot has grown on me.
Probably taken when I was a photography student in the late 1970s. I recognise the location as close to my parents house at the time. If I was taken when I was studying photography it would have been taken with an Olympus OM1, which I still have. If it was taken before I was at art school it could have been taken with a Zenit E, my first serious camera.
Alternatively, part one of using a telephoto to isolate sections of the landscape as this may be an ongoing topic.
For this shot I was on a local back road looking for Eastern Meadowlarks during the golden hour one morning. I noticed the low sun was illuminating some distant trees with patches of mist amongst them.
Having a long telephoto on the tripod I started framing some of the trees and mist patches.
For week 32 I was in a retro mood and at the weekend I left my zoom lenses at home and packed my smallest camera bag with with four manual focus prime lenses. Sometimes I like going back to the way I shot film for decades.
It was originally supposed to be three prime lenses, a wide angle, a normal and a telephoto like I used most of the time as a photography student. However I found a deal on a fisheye lens that was impossible to resist so it got added to the original three lenses.
Sunday morning saw me returning from the sunrise at Colpoy’s Bay to find some interesting mist over some of the fields. I ended up taking more photos of the mist over various fields than I had of the sunrise. The photo is mist around an old barn soon after sunrise and was taken with the wide angle lens.
Saturday morning of week 27 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for a disappointing sunrise. Once the sun was above the horizon I headed home the long way. The plan was to check the fields for birds and wildlife. The first field I checked had some mist in places over the vegetation.
The field used to be grazed by cattle but it’s been a couple of years since I last saw any in there. As a result the vegetation is quite high and the low sun was illuminating it nicely between the patches of mist.