Waiting to catch the light! Something that marks you out as different from the tourist photographer who doesn’t have the time to stop and wait. On a cloudy day you have a number of options: 1) wait for the sunlight to break through in the places you want to accentuate and focus on; 2) avoid the sky altogether; 3) go small and take pictures of things close to you … and probably others as well.
At this spot I decided to choose the first option and wait for the sun to break through the clouds and leave the Langdale Pikes in sunlight and hope that I could get some good shadows and sun in the foreground as well.
[EXIF: 1/8sec @ f/16; ISO 200; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 24-105 F4 G OSS @ 56mm]
The alternative was to make the background “incidental” and focus on the piece of farm machinery …
… but by then the sun was showing itself much better!
[EXIF: 1/20sec @ f/16; ISO 200; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 24-105 F4 G OSS @ 41mm]