Cloud and grey skies

Given it is supposed to be summer we’ve had far too many cloudy grey sky days recently. I’d been hoping for some nice summer days to get out with the camera and sketch book, and whilst there have been some nice days they’ve been too few for my liking πŸ˜‰ So, given the weather wasn’t playing nice I decided to make the best of it and try to use the clouds and patchy light to my advantage.

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It’s all a blur

I went out to try the new filter* on the camera again (I’d tried it yesterday but didn’t like the results (operator error I’m afraid)), anyway, I plodded up the lane beside the field and thought the open gate with the crop wafting in the wind was quite an interesting effect so set up and I was much happier with the result….   *Lee Big Stopper

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That brief stop

Driving home from work the other morning the valley below was starting to fill with mist. Bleary eyed from work and in need of a sleep I couldn’t resist the temptation to stop and watch the mist build up around the trees, filling small gullies before flowing out over the fields. Thankfully I had a camera with me, so managed a few images before deciding I really should get home and sleep. I’ll only post one image here, the rest I’m using for ‘Shire’ reference pieces πŸ™‚

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