Cotswold Way

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by akulya, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 21, 2010
    I decided to take advantage of some beautifully clear springtime weather here in the UK, and go for a yomp over some hills. Taking a minimal amount of camping gear, the e-p1 & 20/1.7, Tea and chocolate, I walked a portion of the Cotswold Way from Cheltenham to Old Sodbury. About 70 miles. I would have liked to go further, but I was knackered.


    For those not "in the know" the Cotswold Way is one of the UK's National Trails; they are signposted, usually well kept, public rights of way across the countryside. With the emphasis on an interesting route than a direct one.

    Thw whole trail is about 100 miles from end to end, running along the Cotswold Escarpment between Chipping Campden and the City of Bath.



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    Any C&C, PP suggestions appreciated, thanks for looking.
     
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  2. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Here are some colour processed ones

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  3. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Hi Kal....I enjoyed the B&W images very much.......until.......suddenly I saw them in colour....OMG are they ever gorgeous!! Thanks for posting.
     
  4. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Cheers Bill,

    Sometimes I don't know what to do with the pictures once they're on the screen, I think you're right - colour works better. I may have overcooked it though.

    I think I need more eyes.
     
  5. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010
    very nice Kal ... though I have to say I think the mono versions work beautifully, and particularly so the stubble field/tree/hedge one and the high-viewpoint landscape over the weald ... they show off the high-contrast qualities of the 20/1.7
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Very nice set! I've been to the Cotswolds once a long time ago - for about one day in a car that I was terrified to be in, being an American and used to the left hand-drive, right lane business. :cool: So I didn't enjoy them as much as I ought to have. Would love to go back and do some hiking and/or bicycle touring. I think you had a tough choice on these - they work very well in color and in B&W. Maybe decide on a case by case basis and mix and match? No reason they all have to be the same format...

    -Ray