Mountain View – 126/365

Firstly, let me get this out of the way. Today, I may have gone a little over board on the photographs!

However, I just couldn’t fine them down any more. When I’m sorting the days photograph, this is what I do:

  1. I file my JPEGs into a folder, and use that folder for quick viewing of all the days photographs – about 300 today.
  2. Create another folder called “favs” where I put my favourites of the day, in RAW format for editing – about 80 today.
  3. Create another folder called “edits”, where I save my favourite photographs once I’ve edited them – about 35 today.

Easy hey! Well, it works for me, so there you go.

Normally, I end up with about a dozen edits or less that I really like, but today, I just couldn’t reduce the number. It was one of those days you just love every moment, and photographs help you remember that special time.

The day started with a swim for us all. Normally a Sunday activity for us, but being bank holiday we went today.

After that, we where North Wales bound, off to walk up Moel Famau, and my mum was coming along too; she lives not five minutes from the mountain.

Moel Famau is the highest hill along the Clwydian Range, and at its peak are the remains of a tower. You can read all about it here, it’s got quite an interesting history – Moel Famau.

It’s a fair old trek to the top, and Livvy and Izzy would have their work cut out if they’re little legs were going to carry them all the way.

Anyway, I’m not going to get to wordy from here on, I’m going to let the pictures tell the story……

Learnings – a mountain load! The light was my main learning today, every few minutes the light was changing, the girls were zooming all over the place, photographic opportunities were right next to me, miles away, in the sky, on the ground, round corners, up stone stairs, all over the place.

It certainly was a healthy challenge to try and keep up with it all! Needless to say, we had an amazing day, and both girls walked all the way up, and had a little help on the way down.

I’m really pleased with the days photographs, but I am going to have to curb it a little on the number of pictures I’m uploading into this blog. Which has given me an idea for an extra little challenge; I’m going to do the occasional “one shot” days, where I take just one shot and that’s it, so I will have to nail it.

My aim is to work up-to being confident enough to do it in fully manual mode, but that will take some nuts…..

Till then, I’m over the moon with not only a great family day out, but some really nice photographs to remember it by too.

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