Wonderland Heights

Wonderland Heights

In these sun soaked Purbeck Hills castles touch the sky and dragons might still fly.

The technical stuff: Canon 5D III Camera with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens at 1/20 Sec, f/4, ISO 100 and 35mm.Β 

The sneaky stuff: Star chart app used to map the position and movement of the sun below the horizon in order to line the shot up.Β 

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33 thoughts on “Wonderland Heights

    • Hello Eden, Im glad you think so and thanks for saying so. I took a series of shots at this site to generate a time lapse series. I’ve had a quick inspection and it looks like it might work but it’ll be a while before I know if its any good. Cheers, K.

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  1. I love your sneaky tip on how you were in the perfect position. I’d have missed it for sure…with the camera anyway. And it’s a really lovely shot, so I’m really glad you were sneaky enough to plan ahead!

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    • Thank you Sylvia! I initially downloaded the Star Chart App to help me find the location of the Milky Way when its not visible to the naked eye. It is very useful though for finding the sun or moon when they are below the horizon. I can’t see any reason why we can’t use the app in this way πŸ™‚ Have a fab week.

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        • The Star Chart App works best on iPhone or iPad and it doesn’t require wifi or phone signal which is great. I’m not sure it’ll work in China and I’ve just had a quick check online for you but my search was inconclusive. I’ll have another look for you at some point soon. I hope those rainy days and nights clear soon for you. I’m sure they will. Cheers, k πŸ™‚

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          • Thanks. China is huge iPhone country :). I have the iTouch. I will try to find the app after class. We could have another month to six weeks of rain. It is monsoon season in the mountains here. But I’d love to try it in the fall, when we are out on the plateau.

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  2. Hello Kevin! Your work so speaks for itself…beautiful! By the way, I would like to nominate you for the OLBA or the One Lovely Blog Award. The purpose of this award is to increase viewership and show appreciation for newer blogs/bloggers. Please understand…I certainly don’t think you need any help in these areas, but I do feel you have a ‘lovely’ blog! So, why not? I will be posting the details on: sporterhall.wordpress.com. Have a great evening! Cheers! S.

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    • Hello Sylvia, you are a very kind and generous person! Thank you very much. Congratulations on your own nomination, you are a worthy recipient πŸ™‚ It’s great to know you have been enjoying the posts on my blog. I hope you have a great day. Cheers, K.

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      • Hello Kevin! You are welcome and thank you! You too are a worthy recipient and I think others should know that. Yes, I’ve truly been enjoying your posts. I’m a little behind in my reading of your work as well as others, but it is always high on my list of things to do! My day has been okay and I hope that yours is going well too! Cheers, S.

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    • Hi Michelle, star bursts are just so, well, magical aren’t they. I just used a little science “wizardry” to help me get the shot I was after. Corfe Castle is a unbelievably beautiful place steeped in over one thousand years of history. It’s quite stunning really. Cheers, K πŸ™‚

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      • Your photo is stunning and that word doesn’t do your work justice. I love them and am always surprised when they happen. πŸ˜€ I didn’t realize there was a science to them. I just stand there waiting! I’m so glad Belinda posted your photo so now I can follow and enjoy the world through your eyes! πŸ˜€

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        • Thank you Michelle, that is very kind of you to say so. I like to apply a little science now and then but for me the feel of an image is more important than the science. Hope you had a good lunch πŸ™‚

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