A lofty vantage point…


Well after I put my daughter to bed this evening, I could see how good the light outside was and how the view up the valley was looking pretty dramatic, so as silently as possible, I got out the step ladders, and crept into the loft. I’ve been using the view from the skylight quite a lot lately, it’s just a shame that at shorter focal distances there’s just too many ugly buildings and telegraph cables in the way, so I either have to shoot at a longer focal distance or crop heavily.

So, I decided to do a full panorama of five images of monotone and colour. I also like to shoot at a longer focal distance, all the way up the valley to the north facing cliffs of Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr; tonight they looked great and the clouds would really lend themselves to some dramatic monochrome images.

Anyway, here’s the results of my labours tonight. The row of chimneys I have left in intentionally, but cropped out quite a bit underneath them; I just wish the builders would hurry up and finish the work on the building with the scaffold so it can be removed, as it’s amazing how much it spoils the shot. Still, as loft window views go, I certainly have one of the best 🙂

Enjoy.

Shooting at a long focal distance, all the way up the Nant Ffrancon valley to Glyder Fach's imposing north facing cliffs, with Alphabet Slabs and the arete of Bristly Ridge to the left. This isn't even at maximum focal distance, 840 mm is tops.
Shooting at a long focal distance, all the way up the Nant Ffrancon valley to Glyder Fach’s imposing north facing cliffs, with Alphabet Slabs and the arete of Bristly Ridge to the left. This isn’t even at maximum focal distance, 840 mm is tops.

Here is the colour version:

GlyderFach

And here are both panoramas:

The dramatic view from the loft this evening, looking towards the 1,000 metre peaks of the Glyders, five and a half miles as the crow flies.
The dramatic view from the loft this evening, looking towards the 1,000 metre peaks of the Glyders, five and a half miles as the crow flies.

And colour:

Loft-Skylight-Pan

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