Yesterday's rain left a sprinkling of snow on the high fells this morning so a walk to a summit or two was called for. Decided on Barf and Lords Seat as the views from the summits are fabulous.
There was some incredible light and very dramatic skies, with the new snow adding to the drama.
I used a simple prime 105mm lens which allowed me to capture parts of the landscape, rather than the big wide views. I didn't use a tripod, just simple hand held shots, taking in the pockets of light, the amazing clouds and the snow.
Working with a wide aperture it is possible to still get very sharp images whilst hand holding the camera. There was plenty of light so I could happily use a low ISO of 200.
When you have sun and snow with the dark fells, it means there is a huge dynamic range to deal with as well as wanting to ensure that you do not blow out the snow. To deal with this I use spot metering mode, and I meter of a tone that is mid way to light within the scene. If you meter too light the rest of the image will be very dark, if you meter too dark you will blow out clouds and snow, a mid tone will help control the highlights and the shadows of your image.