A fresh start

So far 2014 has not been a fruitful year for climbing.

In fact, I could positively say that over the past month I cannot remember more than a single day where it has been dry enough to climb.

Duncan Campbell making the most of the evening light during our single day of climbing in January
Duncan Campbell making the most of the evening light during our single day of climbing in January

As a result, the past few weeks have been motivationally challenging to say the least; however, you can’t keep that sort of attitude up for long, much in the same way that it can’t – even though it may seem like it – rain forever, so I have been trying to use my time wisely to get settled into my new job at UKClimbing, learning to use my new camera and reading a few books that have been on the list for a while.

Here are a few photos taken on the aforementioned camera, which is a Canon EOS-M. Historically I have heavily relied on the Automatic mode of every camera I have owned, but with this recent investment I have vowed to use the Manual mode as much as possible in order to learn more about the skill (and art?) of how to take a good photograph. I don’t expect these early results to be record breaking in any way, but  it has been satisfying to put more into the process and, as a result, get more out of it too.

Nathan Lee on Spinal Slab at Robin Hood's Stride
Nathan Lee on Spinal Slab at Robin Hood’s Stride
Nathan Lee on Angle Arete Right at Robin Hood's Stride
Nathan Lee on Angle Arete Right at Robin Hood’s Stride
Robin Hood's Stride
Robin Hood’s Stride

 

Duncan Campbell - A man who's ego has taken a beating since moving to the Peak a few months ago.
Duncan Campbell – A man who’s ego has taken a beating since moving to the Peak a few months ago.
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