I recently went on a wander to Ilkley Moor, after meaning to have visited all year (since I live in Leeds while I’m at university). After a short train ride we set off walking – it was a beautiful day, and I’m slightly disappointed that most of the photos I took don’t show the extent of the blue sky there was. The views were breathtaking, I burnt my shoulders (after refusing to accept sun cream) and we all returned home absolutely shattered! I definitely want to revisit and go wandering further across the moors, but I think I need to invest in a map and find out where some more interesting places are to go first.
I think I overexposed quite a few photos here, ignoring the fact that it was already a very sunny day and still allowing more light into the lens. NB’d for further photo-taking adventures.
Even though the next two are quite blurry, I do enjoy the way that the Praktica focuses and can cause seemingly excessive blur. I think it adds another element of depth to the photos. However, I am learning that if you don’t pay careful attention, the blur can be too much. It can show the moments when I forget how delicate the camera is and that I need to spend a few more seconds adjusting the camera rather than getting overexcited about the photos I want to take.
In this last photo I think the sort of day I was trying to portray has been captured the most successfully out of these photos. Still not near as intense as I would’ve liked the colour, but, again, I think I got a bit overly keen on exposure.
I’m looking forward to returning to the moors for more photography and adventuring in the future.