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Eowyn Challenge -- Isengard to Minas Tirith with Merry and the Rohirrim - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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Eowyn Challenge -- Isengard to Minas Tirith with Merry and the Rohirrim


Miles travelled today: 4½
Miles travelled so far: 84 (1748 from Bag End)
Miles still to go: 494

Percentage complete: 14%

Point reached on journey: We left the camp just after dawn, crossed a stream and climbed a hill. After riding for some distance along the hillcrest, we have turned and begun to descend.




Where I really went...

It was evening not dawn. Well, late afternoon. I set off about 3 pm and got back home at 4.30. It still seemed fairly light as I was walking back to the house, but once I got inside and looked back out through the window, it seemed pretty much dark.

Anyway, about the walk... I'll post another photo (my shot for Week 1 of the 52 of 2012 group) which explains more about where I went, but the photo below was taken walking up to the Gwernan Lake.

I must have some sort of scene analyser running automatically in my head because I was wandering along, not thinking about anything in particular when I realised that my feet has stopped moving and I was looking at this view.

Cader Road

It was completely unconscious and nothing else had triggered the "must take camera out of rucksack and take a photo" until I reached this point. I think it was the outline of the tree silhouetted against the sky and the way the shape of the branch echoes the mountain, but I just found the composition appealing.

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heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 3rd, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: composition appealing--yes!

It's not normally cold enough for the lakes to freeze. The temperature at the moment is between 6-10 deg C (43-50 deg F) and that's probably very typical for winters here, but if we get a particularly cold winter, like last year and the year before, then they do freeze.
batwrangler From: batwrangler Date: January 2nd, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have great instincts: That image is stunning.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 3rd, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I think it's just years of practice at photo-spotting. I was quite serious about photography during my teens and read books about it and generally tried to absorb what made a good picture and what didn't. Since taking it up seriously again, those early years of study have paid off, plus all the recent stuff I've been doing on Flickr.
buymeaclue From: buymeaclue Date: January 6th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
That pic is a stunner!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 7th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. :)

It's very typical of the countryside around here.
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: January 14th, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gorgeous!
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