I have always been a little apprehensive taking my camera out on an overcast day, 'cos I always thought it was impossible to take a decent shot. The truth of the matter is that you do not always need bright blue skies and sunshine to take a beautiful shot, just a little tweaking afterwards.
Just recently I have egged myself on to go out with my camera when the sky looks a little gloomy. Get out of my comfort zone, live a little. And you know what? I have come to LOVE overcast photographs. I edit on Affinity software and have come up with the perfect recipe to make my photographs look less dreary and more atmospheric (well I hope so anyway!). It does not take much editing to get the look I am after, and probably takes me around 10 minutes to edit a bunch of photographs. Become quite the speedy Gonzalez since discovering new features on Affinity.
These photographs were taken out and about in the moors while I was exploring the other day. It is a recurring theme that when I drive around the moors, I will be intently gawping at the landscape then forever looking for somewhere to stop off with my camera. I do not get places fast around here, that's for sure!!
This spot on the way to accidentally finding Rosedale Ironworks was incredible. As I came over a slight hill, all I saw was hundreds of stones just littered everywhere, and found it fascinating! If I had more suitable shoes on, I would have gone for a little more of an adventure to see the stones closer up. It was almost as if I was on a film set, or landed on a distant planet. There was no civilisation, and I only saw one red car on the road during the entire time. I get a strange exhilarating buzz when there is absolutely no body to see in sight, no houses, but just beautiful scenery and sheep. Maybe it is a slight selfish feeling of having some very rare time to myself to admire this place, without anyone in sight - without having to share this beauty with anyyyyone at all. I was mega smug - can you tell?
Definitely feel like the moors is such an underrated destination in the UK to visit. Why doesn't more people visit during the winter? It is definitely just as beautiful as on a summer's day.
- MM x