Awesome The Dales Light Show


The Dales Light Show

Today, Lisabet and I decided to have a pleasant hike around Dentdale, a beautiful valley in the Western Yorkshire Dales. You’ll see some compositions from there later. But we noticed that the light was starting to get rather interesting so we quickly ran back to the car and hit the road out of Dentdale onto Newby Head Pass, heading towards Ingleton and keeping the mighty Ingleborough in our sights. As we drove, the sky got more and more intense, exploding into one of the most spectacular light shows we’ve ever seen! My hands were shaking from the excitement as I set up my tripod at one of my favourite spots and shot like crazy to make sure I got this awesome light!

ISO100, f/13, 8secs @ 16mm (24mm full-frame equiv.) on my Nikon D7000 using a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. Two ND Grad filters, 0.9 and 0.6, stacked to balance the exposure. This is a single RAW, processed in Darktable, and finished off in GIMP.

Newby Head Pass, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England.

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Posted by LightSweep on 2015-02-07 22:37:13

Tagged: , landscape , photography , sunset , ingleborough , yorkshiredales , yorkshire , winter , mountains , fells , newbyheadpass , freetutorial , hdrtutorial , uk , britain , england , nikon , d7000 , tokina , wideangle , darktable , luminancehdr , gimp , elementaryos