Six of us were lucky enough to stay at a bunkhouse in Rosedale Abbey in the North Yorkshire Moors for a weekend, with John Potter as our guide and teacher of how we might improve our photographic skills, both in camera and in Photoshop. We were out at 6 am on Saturday and were rewarded with a lovely sunrise, after which we returned to cook a hearty breakfast. The light was not good for the rest of the day, so John’s plan was revised a little, taking in Lastingham Church instead of more landscapes. He generously shared with us his favourite spots for taking photos from and gave us plenty of places to try again on another day when the light might be better.
We spent quite a bit of time back at the bunkhouse in processing our photos, where John helped us see how we could bring out the best from our photos. The Photoshop/Lightroom debate carried on in the usual good-natured way, and we all shared various tips with each other. Two excellent breakfasts and pub suppers, along with constant nourishment along the way, the good companionship of being with each other, and of learning so much, mean it’s a weekend we would all like to repeat at some stage.
Here are some of the images that we took during the weekend.