Over the Rainbow
On a recent walk to blow the cobwebs out of my head -I had gone and got my self man flu! - I was stomping around Langsett Reservoir, which is an amazing place any time of year, with the aim of getting some Landscape shots and trying out a couple of bits of equipment.
Well it started well, I set-up the camera in the first spot I could find near the Reservoir and as I was taking my second shot the wind decided to pick up my filter case and a glove and see which it could get to the water first! So off I shot after them both only managing to get my glove before been dumped into the water :( Ummm... I was not impressed, as I watched my filter case bobbing up and down on the water I shouted at myself for not putting it in my bag while simultaneously remembering that stuffed in the case was my lens cloth (Always carry two lens cloths). I returned to the camera and got another couple of shots off before repacking and backtracking my way a little to see if the filter case was shoreward bound yet. There it was just a few meters round the corner waiting for me it a very suitable place to get it :)
Setting off again round the reservoir to find another location to set-up and after saying "Hello" to the dozen or so ramblers all looking a little wind swept I wondered how bad the wind would be on the top of the moor. I was soon to find out and it was not in my favour as it was blowing off the tops and down the hill towards me. Struggling my way through the wind, I managed to reach the top on the hill with a magnificent view of the reservoir, the surrounding area and time for it to rain on me -I say rain but it was more mizzle with hail stones in the mix. This mix of wet windy and sunny weather gave birth to a Rainbow which was stunning, but as I admired it I was not taking and shots! Oh yeah that's what I had gone out to do was it not? So I managed to capture one picture of the Rainbow just as it was fading into nothingness........
Back down the other side of the hill I want and into the woods here the footpath split , well it appeared that way, so off I went to see where the river went. Not far but far enough for me to get my feet wet and muddy, the woodland was pleasant and at least the wind was negligible here.
Just a quick walk back through the woods and after another string of "hello's" to more ramblers, I arrived back at the car just a couple of hours after I had left but the wind had done its job.
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Keywords: forest, landscape, langsett Reservoir, photography, rain, rainbow, wind, woodland, yorkshire
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