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Hillhiker1

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #15 on: 22:00:36, 23/10/18 »
Cheers Petrolhead O0

Rob Goes Walking

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #16 on: 18:21:00, 25/10/18 »
One of my favourite views is from part way up Loughrigg

I've got a photo from a very similar location but yours looks much better. Maybe I should get myself a Sony DSC-RX100 instead of using my phone for a camera, although it's a bit disappointing as my phone was rated the best camera phone of 2015, it's one of the reasons I bought it. Here I'll put them next to each other for comparison:




Look how much better yours is.
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Hillhiker1

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #17 on: 20:18:28, 25/10/18 »

Very kind of you to say so Rob. :)

I don't think a phone will ever perform as well as a camera.  I sometimes use my phone when I've not got my camera with me but the results can be very hit and miss. The camera will have a better lens, bigger sensor and optical zoom and you'll have control of the aperture, shutter speed and focus.


Also, looking at our pictures, I'd say I had the advantage of better weather and a nice reflection, whereas it looks like your day was a bit hazy and overcast.
 I shoot in 'RAW' format with the Sony and edit the photos in Lightroom so I can use software to bring out the best in the photo. A phone will almost certainly take JPGs which are 'edited' and compressed by default so your options for rework later are limited.

If you are into photography, then I would recommend getting a proper camera, and I do recommend the RX 100 it's a great camera. I also have a Canon EOS but don't often take it out because it's pretty bulky - that's why, after loads of research I bought the Sony. The Panasonic Lumix range (both compacts and 'bridge') are also very good. I'm sure others will also have their favoured cameras too. There are several threads on here about them. Have a look around the 'Photography' part of the forum to see what others think.



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Rob Goes Walking

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #18 on: 20:36:17, 25/10/18 »
Maybe your photo looks better because you know what you're doing with your camera and Lightroom as much as having a better camera. I am into photography but only recently got into it. Thanks for the info I'll think about getting a better camera and learning Lightroom.

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #19 on: 13:50:49, 26/10/18 »
Don't really have a favourite view of the Lakes, though I often think something is fantastic and then my photo lets it down.  I love this view taken in late November last year from Loughrigg, but looking the other way, and for once I think the photo is ok;

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #20 on: 14:58:51, 26/10/18 »
Don't really have a favourite view of the Lakes, though I often think something is fantastic and then my photo lets it down.

Maybe you're being too hard on your photos? I take plenty of photos and none of them look as good as
Hillhiker1's but they still look good, it's hard to take too bad a photo of the Lake District it's just so photogenic!

I love this view taken in late November last year from Loughrigg, but looking the other way, and for once I think the photo is ok;

It is a nice photo.

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #21 on: 15:17:45, 26/10/18 »
for once I think the photo is ok;


I'd call it spectacular and not just ok!


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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #22 on: 20:29:01, 26/10/18 »
Nice pic Pdstsp! O0 O0

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #23 on: 20:45:45, 26/10/18 »
You should see the other 2000  O0 , but thanks - it was a lovely morning

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #24 on: 16:56:56, 28/10/18 »

Great Gable is the most photogenic mountain in the Lakes, in my opinion, with maybe Blencathra in second place.


All the shots below were taken on the same day - I just love the way the mountain changes as the light changes.




















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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #25 on: 17:03:24, 28/10/18 »
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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #26 on: 17:04:28, 28/10/18 »
Shout out to Loweswater Fell


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Hillhiker1

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #27 on: 18:02:24, 28/10/18 »
I'm liking the inversion pic Dave.  O0

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #28 on: 19:37:30, 28/10/18 »
Shout out to Loweswater Fell


I really like this as a picture, one of my favourite views.

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Re: Is this the best Lakeland view?
« Reply #29 on: 08:46:22, 29/10/18 »
Where to start? I could list dozens but looking at the list on your other thread Iíll mention one:

The view of the Langdale Pikes from Blea Tarn is much finer. Itís on a thousand calendars for a reason.

And then contradicting myself and going on a bit:

I particularly like the Scafell Massif as viewed from the western side of Wastwater. Buckbarrow, Middle Fell, Yewbarrow, any of them will do.

Mosedale from Dore Head.

Great Gable along Wastwater.

Buttermere and Crummock Water from anywhere between Red Pike and Haystacks.

Buttermere from Fleetwith Pike and vice versa.


It may be a tiddler but the view from Dodd is amazing.


Looking north from Brock Crags

Along Ullswater from Arnison Crag.

Iíll stop there!


Hi Tim,

You missed one... the view from High Raise (Langdales).  Then you can sit and try to name all the visible Wainwright Fells as you possible can  :)


Cheers
Lee