12 minute exposure

Not me in the sun today, although 90 minutes of football in the merciless African heat did sap my energy somewhat. A relaxing braai this afternoon has left me with very little time, so here’s a photo I’ve wanted to share for quite a while:


This is from Sheffield photographer Dan Arkle and features Stanage Edge, which we’ve featured before. For this shot, Dan popped his camera on a 12 minute exposure and climbed up and down the edge while wearing a headlamp.

Dan has plenty of other great shots of Sheffield and surrounds on his site, which is well worth a visit.

On The Edge

I’ve said before that taking good photos in Cape Town really isn’t difficult. And I also mentioned that the standards are therefore raised; that to be exceptional, your pictures have to be… well… exceptional. For me, Stanage Edge near Sheffield also falls into that category. The place is so picturesque, the views so outstanding, that you could just point and shoot and get something decent.
Like I did in November 2010:


Nice. But not exceptional. (In my defence, it was too cold to hold my camera and there was about 120kg of Rottweiler pulling me precariously close to the cliff edge while I was trying to paint with light). But it seems that Mat Robinson didn’t have ice or dog issues and thus, the photos on his blog should be appreciated. They’ve gone beyond “good”, beyond “nice” – they’re exceptional:


There’s lots more where that came from – just click the link above. Or visit his Flickr, for fewer words.