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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-30
Categories: River
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-01 14:28
Viewed: 6112
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Whilian Beck, (Beck is from an old Norse word for small stream)as it flows off Scarfell Pike (an other word more than likely originating in old norse meaning peaked top of a hill).All these old Norse names are not surprising as they were here in Northern Britain for a long time.
Wilian Beck flows off the pike and down over a series of falls and though deepish narrow gorges before entering the river Esk and and heading down to the estuary and Sand dunes Ravenglass on the coast, which is wherethe 1st image here was posted from.
This fall is just above Eskdale Mill in the Very small village of Boot which dates back to the 16th centry (1572) and is still working though more in a tourist sort of way no volume production of flour.
Here is a low water view from a previous visit
The place has strong family conections as my father spent a lot of happy times here as a child and his and my mothers ashes are together further up stream so we vist from time to time and there are many beautiful hidden quiet places even in this now tourist area.
The day was extremly over cast to the point where it was like late evening even though it was only 11.00am, so I had to use a tripod (A rare thing for me) and its feet are actually in the water on a submerged rock.The lighting was metered and set off the bright area of water, then the focus was taken of the front rock. I then set the self timer(10sec) before pushing the button so the camera had time to settle before the exposure began.
small amount of Shadows and Highlights
adjust image size to 800 px wide at 72dpi
save to web to adjust file size down to 197k

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-01-01 14:55]

Lovely picture Robert, it is a beautiful part of the world. The exposure is excellent and the and the note is too!

Great photo of this beautiful stream.
I've always wanted to have something like this somewhere near my house unfortunately I live in very flat lowland and near my house are only small lakes and very lazy river ( and there are any rocks of course). Sometimes I feel that I should live in a mountains or, at least, in uplands.
I really like your photo.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-01 15:51]

Rob, spectacular shot. Well done on your composition. TFS. Happy New Year.


I like the smooth though powerful feeling from this picture. Very good long exposure, composition and note.

Ah, one of my favourite subjects, slow-shutter takes of running water ;-))
Nicely done, the water looks really smooth, and the sharpness and details on the rest is very good.

l'angle de vue est tres bien choisit, la vitesse d'obturation est tres aproprier, les couleurs vraiment naturelles.
comme tu as du le comprendre j'adore cette photo :)

Hello Robert

Nice image of the stream. The slow shutter speed certainly adds to the image. I am still having trouble coming to grips with this when using my new camera, but I guess practice is all I need. TFS

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-02 4:31]

It gets free a big sweetness of this photo, Robert.
I have never tried to take a similar one. That gives me the taste. Thank you for it.
An excellent composition and a very effective point of view.
And your note is more than completes.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-02 5:20]

Yes! Waterfall and long exposition time :-) Great picture of beautiful landscape Rob.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-02 8:12]

I must say good exposure setting ,milkey look of water really gives beautiful landcape.Note is useful.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-02 13:46]

Hi Robert
Lovely water speed control with a slow SS. Very nice'n smooth! Well done and best for you and the missus for 2005.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-01-02 13:54]

very nice shot Robert,
the view is taken from a nice angle, I really like the freesing of the water, there are nice line in the shot, and good colours, very good note with it, good job Robert

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-02 14:04]

I think this place can become very special to a person once visited. The composition is beatiful and the exposure perfect.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Firstly, please allow me to wish you all the best for 2005, Robert. I have been away for a while and missed some of your shots, I have a weeks vacation left and might drop off the radar again.

This landscape is exceptional due to the slow SS you used. The effect created is very nice. Interesting write up too. Well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-03 3:36]

I like the darkness of the rocks against the pure whiteness of the water, it gives more impact. Very well seen and done!!
Your notes are very informative and helpful. Thanks Robert.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-09 19:15]

Robert, I'e been trying to find a place like this in order to try a shot like yours.

Beautiful picture. 3 seconds really worked well. Nice composition.


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