I have had a bit of a mental block on landscapes and decided to have a bit of a change to try some new things that I haven’t got around to trying. A change is as good as a rest as they say? Cycling to work helps a lot too as I acquired a few more ideas already. I ventured down to Stover Country Park yesterday to try to see the kingfisher and use my new(ish) Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L. Such an amazing lens I have to say. I’ve used it quite a bit now for landscapes but it will do so much more. I’m no way a wildlife photographer but the focusing speed and tracking on Servo mode is pretty amazing as it the 3 stops of IS you get.
I shot the images below handheld, 2/3 stop to the right on aperture priority on auto ISO (usually about 320) and I was amazed at the results! I also had a quick go at doing a Lunar Landscape shot and although my settings were ill-conceived in hindsight with the 2x TC and a bit of cropping came out better than expected.