Sunrise and Stags

Stag at sunrise // 20 09 15263 // 365

Got up at 5.
Drove to Longshaw Estate and met up with some photo peeps for the first deer photo session of the season.
Misty sunrise.
Took back up shot involving floaty dress (not needed) just in case. This involved taking my watch off.
A wild stag appears!
In the excitement forget all about watch as pack up and move to another location.
Almost back at car. Remember lost watch. Trudge all the way back up to attempt to find watch.
Search frantically for 10 minutes in heather and long grass but cannot find watch.
Remember watch sync’s with phone.
Turns on phones Bluetooth. Watch sync’s up so must be close by. Search for another 10 minutes. Turn around in desperation about to give up – spots watch!
Huzzah!
Walks back to car, herd of deer bounce across the path.
Shoot shot 3 (second below this text).
Return home.

tl;dr – Don’t take you watch off in moorlands leave it on the floor and forget about it.

Sunrise over the Big Moor

: )Misty mornings

Sunset over the Longshore Estate

Sunset over the Longshore Estate // 02 11 14306 // 365

After a week off it’s back to work tomorrow. I’ve been meaning to go to the deer’s again, hoping to catch them rutting but it wasn’t to be tonight. If I’m going to be honest I’d left it a bit late anyway, as I was hedging my bets on either getting a deer shot or getting a sunset shot, so I only got there an hour before sunset.

As we were driving up (as kB came with me this time) I was a bit dismayed about the cloud situation but it turned out that it didn’t really matter anyway. As we got to the ‘adder wall’ the sun was just setting (as below) and so I took loads of shots with my 500mm (this was *really* in the distance) as I planned to stitch them together, but it didn’t work out on the small screen… Maybe if someone wanted to put it on a really wide screen cinema screen it would look OK? 🙂

Sunset over the Longshore Estate (2)

Silhouetted stag and deers on the horizon!

Silhouetted Stag // 21 09 14264 // 365

This afternoon (a very late afternoon until just before sunset) me and some photo friends went out to photograph some wild deer. Yesterday was a bit of a test run for this event; with the ultimate aim being to return during rutting season.
The walk wasn’t as bad as I feared, although lugging a 150-500mm zoom lens, camera with battery park and tripod around with me wasn’t the easiest of adventures but I am glad that I went – and most importantly I am looking forward to going back 😀

I decided to go for something a bit different with the edits as it was pretty overcast, or bland (the deer are pretty much the same colour as the landscape). Actually in quite a few of the shots the deer just look very grumpy indeed, and I also seem to have managed to capture an ‘action’ pooing shot; so that is just lovely!

Deers on the horizon!
The birds and the lone tree

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