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Seeing as the last image was Urban I'll post this one up to follow on with the Urban theme...

A different Country this time, Greece, and the mainland City of Thessaloniki. When I got to this hotel I was really hoping for a room that overlooked the very busy crossroads below, as if by magic a perfectly placed room with a balcony overlooking it was dished out !

The traffic in the city here is just crazy non stop all the time, not a place that I was really into to be honest but a perfect location for this type of shot, the tripod set up was 'interesting' as I had to poke 2 of the legs through the bacony to get the camera through the railings, and secure the lot with socks that I had just taken off and used to tie round the tripod legs :-) I can honestly say that was the first time I've used a pair of socks in a photography set up!

The 3 motorbikes lining up at the lights were an added bonus.

Nikon D750
Nikon 24mm f/2.8G
Fotopro Gecko travel tripod

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I've been wanting to come here for ages to Finnich Glen, so after shooting a (very dissapointing) sunrise at Ullswater while heading out to the West Coast I decided to divert to here.

The weather was (as is usual for me in these parts) pretty horrible, overcast, and raining on and off so I didn't know if I'd be able to get anything but at least I could recce the site out if not...

It's not an easy place to get to without specific instructions, and even then on this day it was like an absolute bog getting to the top of the glen before dropping down the most awkward set of 'steps' I have ever come across with the aid of a few ropes tied to some nearby trees.... once safely at the bottom in the gorge mouth though it is completely worth getting covered in the red mud that seemingly gets everywhere, absolute stunning place and like something from another world, a secret location tucked away from everything, truly amazing place.

The rain didn't seem to be getting through the tree cover above, or it had stopped so with decent light falling into the glen I was good to shoot, spent a good hour or so here and got quite a few images from the visit, this being the first I've uploaded, becuase the light is so low in the glen so dont need much filtration apart from a polariser as was the case here, the most important bit of kit needed for here is wellies or waders.... and a big bag to put them in back at the car as you will be carrying a few more pounds of mud than when you set off !

That said, totally worth it.

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Ok so I couldn't resist the title :-)

Sligachan falls at sunset, and yes it was as cold as it looks! A gorgeous spot that always looks better with a dusting of snow lying about the place, there was a lot less than last year trip but still enough to pick the Cuillin range out in the scene.

It was quite windy here so I was conscious of a lot of the heather at the edges of the frame moving throughout the exposure time which can end up looking really messy if there's enough of it... so a low perspective was preferred with the cottage missing and the Cuillins just emerging overlooking everything and the lone tree being brought to life with the last of the days light behind it.

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The first real heavy snowfall of the year I headed off to Edale in the Peak District to do a circular walk and see what shots could be picked up, absolutely freezing conditions with waist high snow drifts in parts of the walk, this was the scene looking towards Edale from half way up Mam Tor, the valley taking on a whole new appearance with basic black and white contrast opposed to the more usual colourful greens and reds, the dark lines of the trees and stone walls breaking up an otherwise all white scene, a nightmare to expose for having to shoot well over the camera's recommendations due to the brightness of the snow throughout the frame.

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Explore #3 - 13/12/17

Another visit to the lakes for a few days and another visit to this great spot on Derwentwater, the water level was a lot lower today than last time and a as result had retreated quite a way up the shoreline, I'd got here late this morning due to a malfunctioning toast machine in the hotel, that apparently takes 30 minutes to warm up! (I'd be getting a new one I think...) anyway when I got here I was fifth to arrive, 4 other photographers already set up at the location (good to meet you).

As it happens I didn't end up taking anything for about 20 minutes so waiting for my toast turned out to be the right plan, rather than go hungry.. some nice light this morning, just added a 6 stop to smooth the water right out and a grad to keep the sky and the snowy mountains in check. A classic location and one I cant see myself getting fed up with as it's just beautiful, just need to get that one killer sky!

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