Peaceful Moments in the Cotswolds

I (Rob) decided by make this photo post a little different than my typical focus on a single image. This is because there are many photos I want to share from the Cotswolds. Being out in the English countryside was lovely and calming. I loved driving the twisty and turny roads, photographing the villages, and chilling with the family. All these photos were taken on our way through on June 3, 2018.

Stow-on-the-Wold

Our first stop in the scenic Cotswolds was Stow-on-the-Wold. The town is located on a high point of land surrounded by rolling hills (wold means gently rolling hills). Check out the wolds behind Nate. It was a perfect day to enjoy the cotswolds and I loved the puffy clouds in the blue sky!

Stow-on-the-wold is a charming town but what I like most about is was walking off the main town center and into the little streets where people actually live. Below you’ll find a few of my favorite photos of the area.

This photo of some local cottages was taken with my Fujifilm X-T10 using the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens at 20mm, f/4.5, 1/850s, and ISO 200.  A lot of times I keep the film simulation mode in black and white while shooting and I could tell the textures were really going to pop in black and white.

This photo of a charming sign was taken with my Fujifilm X-T10 using the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens at 18mm, f/7.1, 1/45s, and ISO 200.  I really liked the unevenness of the rockwall and the tilted and worn sign. I really like old and grungy stuff.

This detail photo of a very typical rock wall was taken to help me remember the texture of all the rock walls in the area. I loved how the old builders included horizontal stonework with vertical stone elements. How cool! This photo was taken with my Fujifilm X-T10 using the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens at 50mm, f/4, 1/110s, and ISO 200.

As we walked back up a street to the main area of town I enjoyed the sun beating down on the slides of the walls and cottage. This photo was taken with my Fujifilm X-T10 using the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens at 44mm, f/4, 1/1800s, and ISO 200.

My last photo from Stow-on-the-Wold indicated the way to the public toilets. However, the strong smell from conveniences encouraged us to go back to the restaurant where we had dinner. This was a very wise choice! This photo was taken with my Fujifilm X-T10 using the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens at 44mm, f/4, 1/1800s, and ISO 200.

Lower Slaughter

Our second and final stop in the scenic Cotswolds was Lower Slaughter. Apparently the name of the town has nothing to do with death (unless all the visitors die of peacefulness).

While strolling up the main pathway of Lower Slaughter we drank in the afternoon light, the flower, and the lovely english cottages. This photo was taken with my Fujifilm X-T10 using the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens at 29mm, f/6.4, 1/280s, and ISO 200.

My brain exploded as I enjoyed these two cottages in the afternoon light. Just check out the textures on the bricks and the milkiness of the clouds. This photo was taken with my Fujifilm X-T10 using the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens at 22mm, f/6.4, 1/640s, and ISO 200.

At the end of the main walkway of Lower Slaughter we found this old mill. Our kids played in the calm water trying to catch fish or soaking their feet in the calm and cool water. This photo was taken with my Fujifilm X-T10 using the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens at 29mm, f/6.4, 1/320s, and ISO 200.

I hope you enjoyed this post about our trek through the Cotswolds. I’m so glad we visited!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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