Chuffin Cold !

“It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries” – The West Wind by John Masefield

Well that’s as maybe but I can tell you an east wind in February on top of Standedge is chuffin cold ! – best suited for winter photography said my new book, true, but it didn’t mention the need for crampons !

The walk up to the Dinner Stones was like a skating rink and the bittingly cold east wind on top the minus 4C temp made for a somewhat testing experience not least because the last thing I wanted to do was to A over T and bash my new camera.

I endured a white out snow storm but come could see that better light was on the way so percevered – in the end I lasted about an hour and managed to grab a couple of images – maybe I will return in the summer !

Sony A7Riv – Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G @ 24mm – f/16 – 1/80s – iso 100

Postscript – I had forgotten that focussing with a full frame camera requires a lot more attention than with my Olympus m43 gear. I need to pay more attention to the hyperfocal distance, especially at longer focal lengths – leason learnt, hopefully.

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