Back where I feel most comfortable photographing, in the landscape. It snowed yesterday in to the night. Probably the only snow we’ll see this year where I live. Where I am in South Yorkshire it’s very flat. We have the hills of the Peak District and the Pennines a few miles to our West, and sixty miles east is the coast and the North Sea. We tend to get quite mild weather compared to our westerly and easterly neighbours. That’s why this morning, I was up with the larks and traipsing along untouched snow covered lanes to shoot some early morning snowy scenes.
The place is called Sandal Beat Woods. It is situated next to Doncaster Race course. If you want to see where exactly, open Google maps and paster the following co-ordinates:
This is to within about 5 feet of where I shot from.
The image consists of 9 vertical shots from tree to tree. Basic black and white conversion in Lightroom, then imported in to Photoshop and stitched together. I must admit, PS5 did a rather excellent job at stitching them together, I didn’t have to retouch any joins at all. The resultant image size was 23,500 x 4928, totalling roughly a working file size of 1.2gb. I have never done anything this large before.
Hope it does not take too long to load for some of you. I have reduced it as much as I can, whilst retaining as much detail as I can.
One click enlarges quite well. 2 Clicks for detail.