Having not shot any landscape images for while, I grabbed the Nikon DF and the only lens I had to hand (35mm f2) and headed out of the door at around 7 this morning. Driving about 1.5 miles on the icy roads (it’s times like this I wish I still had my 4×4!) and then walking a little way I looked to my right, across Oulton Broad – the Sun had yet to rise, but the mist was lingering on the surface of the water and there was a gorgeous magenta hue in the sky – I set the camera up and waited for the first slight dash of muted sun to light the right of the frame.
It was so peaceful down there – I didn’t see another sole! –
Using the 35mm lens was ok, but gosh I wish I had my 14mm or 24 with a grad filter on it. Having said that, it was lovely to just soak in the scene around me without too much fiddling with equipment.
This is the first time I’ve used the DF for any landscape material. It seemed to lend itself with the job in hand perfectly… I think I’m falling in love with this bit of kit!
Oulton Broad during a winters morning
Mist rolling off the Broad just prior to sunrise
Another from the morning. The sun when it eventually broke through was looking pretty stunning.
I loved the coldness of the blue hues on the grass and foliage working in contrast to the bright warmth of the yellow as the sun shot rays of light through the trees.
What a morning
Setting the Nikon DF ready for the first shot of the day