Exif data

Title: Broombriggs hilltop
Camera: D200
Capture date: 27/07/08
Image file type: RAW (16 bit)
Lens: Tokina 12-24mm F4 PRO DX
Aperture: f/11
Focal length: 12mm (18mm equiv.)
Shutter speed: 1/30s
Shooting mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure comp.: –
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: No
Cropped?: No
RAW converter: C1 Pro (v4)

Broombriggs hilltop

Nik, her dad and I went for a slightly harder run yesterday than we have done in past weeks.

Not only did we manage to run a 10km track but we also went up and down loads of hills too. I suspect this was all planned by Nik's dad Malc. He is a veteran runner with a great stack of medals to prove it. As novices I am amazed we managed the track, but manage we did. Nik particularly did well, never giving in and making it all the way. You have to understand she used to stop even when we only ran 3km. Not any more! :)

Today's shot is from a quick snap I took on top of Broombriggs HIll near the farm. After we ran the course and I noticed how beautiful it was I returned later to get this capture. This hill was about half way through our 10km course and did it hurt? Oh yes! At one point my strides were reduced to fairy steps, the buring in my calves fierce and unyielding. However sheer stubborness got me through and all of us managed to get to the hill's summit. The shot is from the first gate that is about 3/4 way up the hill. In the distance you can see the village of Woodhouse Eaves. I have a few other shots from around this point which I may put up later in the week.

That said I am knocking off now. I have been working on some home projects on the computer and I am feeling a bit bushed.

One more thing while I remember. I did have a devil of a time outputting this image. For some reason it stubbourly refused to save for web anything like the original for colour. And yes I did convert it to sRGB to try and maintain accuracy. I'll have a word with my pal Ian tomorrow and see what he thinks.


Broom Briggs Hill

Nice shot Matt, although it does little to show the real magnitude of the climb uphill. I'm so proud of you and Nikki for even imagining you would be successfull on what is one of the hardest training runs in the County. My only concern is that this would have put you off any further excursions on the running front. I assure you the next trip out will be a little more of a graceful affair.

I'd have to agree with you

The shot doesn't demonstrate the height of the hill at all. I didn't get a shot from the base, which would have. Duh!

I may have to venture back for another go.

I don't think Sunday put either of us off running. Nik felt a little like she had failed, even though she did the course. I just enjoyed the run.

I am not sure if I am going to run this Sunday though as Rainbows Childrens Hospice are having their Summer Spectacular and I offer my services to help photograph the event.

It is a double bonus because as they pay any expenses I have I can give those back and they get tax breaks on the monies. That way I can raise even more for the charity. Sweet! ;)