The weather was gloomy to start off with, but got brighter as the walk progressed and, although there was a lot of walking in woods, there were some fine views to be had from the North Downs trail, which comprised part of the walk.
Unlike any other camera I’ve had, I find I’m knocking out hundreds of images with the Leica M9 on these walks. With other cameras, even digital, I usually err the side of conservatism, probably a hangover from my film days. However, the large number of images is useful to me right now, as I’m getting to grips with the camera. Being able to compare a range of exposures and angles for any given shot shows me what works and what doesn’t. Hopefully I’ll moderate the firing rate in the future – it’s filling up SD cards very quickly and I now carry two spare batteries with me.
This 12.5 km route came from the National Trails website and is downloadable as a well-designed PDF. I used the D-Tour again on this but found that hanging it on a carabiner from my bag caused it to keep switching off, so only a portion of the route appears here.
You can view the gallery for this walk by following this link.