Yet another hot and sunny day in the Peak District. Blue sky and very few clouds. Still good water levels in streams and rivers so a good time to visit the Peaks. I took a few shots yesterday in Buxton and should be out again today but still working on my new web site and filling orders so no time for that today.
If you are able to drop what you are doing and get out taking photos then do it while it lasts! Black and white film users should use a dark yellow or orange filter to darken the sky. Foliage is great at this time too - lots of shades of green, in a few weeks they will mostly be a similar shade of dark green and less interesting as a result. For digital users, take in colour RAW, transfer to PC as a tiff file, and make your adjustments in Photoshop, etc. to convert to black and white and mimic filters on a film camera lens.
Off to Eskdale in the Lake District on Thursday to take some more photographs for my next next book (due out March 2010). Have had several trips in last 2 years but mostly in bad weather so hoping for big views. There's a limit to the number of waterfalls that I can go put in my book (waterfalls can be taken even in heavy rain and often look best under such conditions!).
There are still places available on my landscape photography courses Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June. If you are interested you can book online at www.davebutcher.net/x621.html or just give me a call on 01663 733771.
Whatever you do, enjoy yourselves!