Had a ride up into the hills tonight with a camera club friend and tried to get some landscape shots and in the main, failed miserably because the sun buggered off.
The only thing that was remotely usable, and even this I don't think is as good as you seasoned landscapers would have managed. It probably didn't help having only a basic lens on the camera (the Canon 55-250 IS) which is a long way off L series, and the lateness of the hour meant the shot even on the 18mp 550D sensor suffered, which had me using some noise reduction to tidy it up.
Anyway, I thought I would post it anyway.
The view is from 3 images stitched in Photoshop, taken from close to Jubilee Tower, an old monument at Quernmore looking out towards Morecambe Bay. You can make out local reservoirs to the far right hand side. At the top left you can clearly see the wind turbines out in Morecambe Bay. Viewed large you will see the gas rigs and boats and a large ship on the horizon! I was reliably (allegedly) informed that you can in the distance, beyond the large buildings that is the Heysham Power Station, the long spit of land which is the edge of Barrow-in-Furness and over this outcrop of land, see the mountains on the Isle of Man. All this seen against a sky of low red sunlight as the sun had disappeared beyond the horizon. These landmarks were identified by a chap who had a GPS thing on his mobile phone (whose hobby is to photograph all 600 trig points across the UK). In the large version you can see boats and such on the water and lights on buildings. I think, considering the lens, and the ½ second exposure times, it has come out pretty well.
When seen large sized, the detail at the distance of the horizon is amazing really!
Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Image Date: 2010-08-31 20:10:46 +0000
Focal Length: 250mm
Focus Distance: Infinite
Exposure Time: 0.500 s (1/2)
ISO equiv: 100
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: Adobe RGB (1998)
Photographer: Paul Iddon
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