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Cliffords Tower in York has quite a history. If you are interested click here

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jan 2012 - 3:43 PM
Focal Length:34mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.9
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Chilly Day @ Cliffords Tower
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:17 Jan 2012 - 7:32 AM
Tags:Architecture, General, Landscape / travel.Old Building.
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 7:36 AM

Lovely capture. Just love the footprints in the frost that provide the lead-in. Great idea to put a link in to the info about the tower.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 17 Jan 2012 - 7:39 AM

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 7:47 AM

Love those tracks in the frost!
Moira

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:02 AM

Perfectly captured and presented, Barbs, love the sky Smile An intersting link, too, thanks for that. Carol

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:05 AM

Great shot with wonderful light and tones,very well done,
saeid

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:06 AM

Lovely foot prints as lead in lines. Great image. Carole

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:18 AM

Interesting and well taken Barb ...Bill

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:50 AM

Grand shot Lass, Was it Jon climbing up the side treading on all the many daffodil's planted there ?


Rock

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luceombra
luceombra  227 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:50 AM

Very nice capture Barbara, and thank you for the linked story it is really an interesting reading

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
17 Jan 2012 - 9:23 AM

A smashing capture Barbara and the footprints add to the image.

Len

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54239 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:56 AM

They certainly were great builders in the old days. Interesting story. Smile
Chris

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 10:19 AM

An imposing structure Barbara.

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achieverswales
17 Jan 2012 - 10:27 AM

Excellent winter capture Barbara.

Regards

Trev.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 10:43 AM

The tracks work well in this Barbara, good one
Regards Richard

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gingerdelight
17 Jan 2012 - 10:54 AM

Yes, those tracks work so very well and make a super capture even more interesting! Well captured!
Carol

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 11:01 AM

Super image, great composition and textures.

Hugh

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 11:06 AM

Have to agree with all above comments: the footprints in the frosted grass leading up to the Tower and with the visitors keeking over the parapet add so much to this winter visit.
Ronnie.

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digital_boi
17 Jan 2012 - 11:13 AM

the foot prints make this one for sure well spotted and captured ...are the footsteps your's Barbara looks like you have a fair grip of the ground Wink

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 11:56 AM

Thanks for the link.
Just what I need on a bleak,cold,miserable morning to cheer me up,
to read about all these killings,suicides and hangings !!
Good shot though.
Mick.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 12:07 PM

For once the footprints make some sense, but you should never walk where you might want to photograph, it's easy to mess up an image you see later. Never seen a fort built at the bpttom of a hill, I wonder why? lol. Wink

Dougie

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 12:10 PM

Gives me quite a chill to think about it, Barbara.
I like the tones and the vignetting.
Bill

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 12:15 PM

interesting shot with a good pov

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 12:54 PM

Good graphics here-- love the foot prints!

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 1:55 PM

I like the pov here. - gary

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2012 - 2:01 PM

Superbly captured and presented, Barbara.
Roy

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 2:56 PM

I wonder what was wrong with using the steps?! Wink It has provided you with a different capture of this much photographed subject though, Barbs Smile
Trev Smile

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 3:15 PM

'Superb Composition, processing, & effective vignette effect,' Barbara, on this beautiful & optimally tuned and toned color Image~

~ Peter

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 3:29 PM

Wonderful tones and textures and what a fantastic view it must be from up there! Patti

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 3:34 PM

Well captured Barbara, like the steps but it 's starting to look a little un safe Wink
Geoff.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 4:28 PM

An interesting bit of information and a great image to go with it.
Joan.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 4:41 PM

I remember it well as our hotel looked right onto it. Wonderful structure and I love the image you have of it here. That trail of footprints is wonderful!

Ann

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 4:55 PM

great comp barbara wonderful detail love the foot prints a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Oliverpants
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17 Jan 2012 - 5:29 PM

Very atmospheric. Ann

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 5:30 PM

Quite a tale to tell, this tower. Mind, it has been there so long there will be hundreds I suppose. The footprints do a grand job here, along with the modest vignette.
jon

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twelvemegs
17 Jan 2012 - 6:14 PM

Great shot of Clifford’s Tower Barbara.
Love the foot prints in the frost providing a lead.
I like the use of the vignette too. Smile

David

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moiral
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17 Jan 2012 - 6:50 PM

Twice in my life I have had panic attacks Barbara, and the first one was up top of this tower many years ago - no idea why though. Very nicely captured with the footprints in the frost. Moira

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43692 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 6:58 PM

So, did you have to make the footprints yourself, or were there willing serfs to do the job for you, Barbara?Wink

Good subdued colours and misty , chilly look to this one.

Malc

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Maiwand
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17 Jan 2012 - 7:59 PM

Never heard of it Barbara. Lovely composition and presentation. Excellent shot.
Ron

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KevinWalsham
17 Jan 2012 - 8:13 PM

Mighty fine detailed work a pleasure to see and well presented

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:31 PM

Like how you have captured all those footprints there Barb
a great scene and interesting
Lillian

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Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis e2 Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:10 PM

Great shot of one of my non-favourite places (I hate heights).

David

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:51 PM

The footprints are the perfect lead into this capture.
Jann
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jaktis
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18 Jan 2012 - 5:29 AM

A good composition

Peter

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 9:20 AM

I think it is a great composition with the hill and the footsteps leading up

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 10:02 AM

A GREAT IMAGE..
LOVE THE DETAIL AND IMAGE IS VERY SHARP..
GREAT COLOURS AND TEXTURES...
I do like the foot prints going up or down the hill...
Magic work...
Dave

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 12:27 AM

Great shot, Barbara. wonderful detail and texture. love the footprintsSmile
Take care, Pauline

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 6:33 PM

Yes, the footprints in the frost are fab.
Lovely shot of this famous castle .

B.

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norton
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19 Jan 2012 - 8:20 PM

Nice frosty image Barbara, well composed and captured.................

Tony.

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