A gloomy day today, so I thought I'd post a favourite Peak District landscape photograph from earlier in the year. I drove up to Carhead Rocks - a beautiful little location that overlooks Hope Valley and Stanage Edge - back in April with my eldest son, Sam, in tow for a sunset. It was his first time in the Peak District and his face was picture at the sheer scale of it all. He even had a go at some photography with his iPad - see below for his efforts. I was quite impressed with them.
On arrival we were initially met with quite hazy sunshine as golden hour set in. Whilst we waited I took a few photographs with a telephoto lens, trying to capture the gorgeous layers created by the hazy sunshine of the rolling hills upto the Great Ridge and Kinder in the distance. I know that technically this isn't a great photograph, but I love the atmosphere in the photo.
However, I'm not overly fond of the sky. So I ask this question, should you try and get the composition right first time in camera, or is it ok to improve it with a bit of sensible cropping? What do we think anyway?
Carhead Rocks is a small gritstone edge that sits just below Stanage Edge. Very easily accessible from the Stanage Edge carpark, and only a few minutes walk around the corner. It's not as high as Stanage Edge or some of the others like Froggatt Edge, probably making it more family friendly, but it doesn't seem to attract many people. So if you want peace and quiet, with outstanding and unrivalled views of Hope Valley and Stanage Edge, then this is the one for you!