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Tree and Sky

Tree and Sky
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Copyright: Doug Whincup (dougsphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 5 N: 190] (849)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-06 0:30
Viewed: 3327
Points: 16
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Thought I'd post one from the archives today - a shot taken about 3 years ago on a New Years Day walk in the Lake District.

Those of you familiar with the mountains of Cumbria will probably recognise the skyline of Stickle Pike in the distance - this was taken from the area behind Blea Tarn on the way down to Little Langdale.

I really liked the interplay of colours and shadows and sunlight on this view and loved the way the tree stood out from the vivid blue sky.

Was quite a long walk so I didn't lug my tripod around - always a dilemma!

Hope you like it - thanks for looking!

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Hallo Doug
Looking at this photo, I think it is good to sometimes dig into the archives and dust of the photographs that we thought at that time was not good enough. This is such a undisturbed and peaceful. Looking at it makes me miss somebody I don't even know. An image I would print, frame and put it on my wall. This is really beautiful. There is just such a variety of colours to appreciate in this photo. The blue sky, the lonesome leafless tree, the dry grass, the one green shrub in the distance and off course as you have mentioned the shadows. This is a magic scene that has a calming effect on the eye. The scenery is really wonderful. A spectacular view which I enjoyed looking at very much. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-06 1:10]

Hi Doug

A great composition - weoll planned and executed. The balance of the main elements in the image, both physical and tonal are very well positioned.

There is something about dead bracken and a blue sky on a winter day that is uplifting!


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-06 1:53]

How can you have kept this tucked away for so long?? It's magic! Captures the very essence of Lakeland and Englands upland areas perfectly. A fine composition, perfectly exposed and a very nice contrast of colours - i'm there for a week in June (Langdale for 2 days), can't wait!
Thanks for sharing this mate,

Nice natural take without filter. Nice blue.
Best regards,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-06 4:44]

What stunning weather for New Years Day!
Great shot of this magnificent landscape.
Excellent clarity and sharpness.
Great use of the tree as FG interest.
Nice range of colours as well.
Don't know how you kept this in hiding for so long!
Great work Doug.
Cheers mate,

Hey Doug!
Very nice landscape!!I simply love the composition!
Thanks for looking at my shots as well.

I lke this image. It is so simple, and sharp with super depth of focus. It is interestng and effective that the background mountain is in shadow while the sky is clear and most of the rest of the image is in sun.

Evelynn : )

Hola Dough~! Perfect sky color, I love it. Also that lonely tree looks intresting., good composition as always perfect!
Clara S

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