Having tweaked my right foot a few weeks ago I needed a longish walk to see if it was working OK.
I chose an area between Avebury and Devizes in Wiltshire. There’s a fabulous walk in fascinating landscape full of the signs of human occupations going back thousands of years. I didn’t want to be overburdened with equipment, so I took my Lumix TZ-100 and my Huawei mobile. In the end I hardly used the TZ-100.
The weather was great, though a bit hazy for colour photography. I converted the image into contrasty B&W in Snapseed. On the middle ground slopes that were eroded by ice Age melt water, the “sheep tracks”, or “terracettes”, catch the light nicely. The lines in the sky echo the lines on the land.
On Morgan’s Hill there’s an evocative copse of beech trees. They act as a foil to the landscape seen behind and below them. The high-contrast B&W conversion helps to separate the foreground from the background. I’m planning a return trip with my fish-eye lens when the trees have lost their leaves.
Of course, a trip into the woods with my Huawei mobile wouldn’t be the same without using “Silky Water” mode and moving the camera. Choosing a trunk that was catching the sunlight gave good highlights. I moved from the tree tops to the ground and the wide-angle lens has given significant “waisting”.
Same lens. Same camera. Different looks.
My foot? It’s fine thanks.