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For some reason I just love the slate fences found in hills of North Wales. I like the way they are joined by wire and the random shapes put side by side. It is probably an early method of recycling where the waste material from the quarries was put to good use.

Llyn Cwmorthin can just be seen in the distance and you pass back down on the way to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Thanks for looking and for all C & C's on last upload.

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Slate Fence
Username:robway robway
Uploaded:7 Aug 2008 - 5:06 PM
Tags:Blaenau ffestiniog, Cwmorthin, Digitally manipulated, General, Landscape / travel, North wales, Quarry, Slate, Snowdonia
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PeterLaw Plus Member 6PeterLaw vcard United Kingdom
7 Aug 2008 - 5:10 PM

Good shot , I like the foreground

Wooly Plus Member 9112 forum postsWooly vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 5:15 PM

Excellent compositiion and depth John.


pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
7 Aug 2008 - 6:25 PM

excellently done & composed ;
love the sky !

Rende Plus Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 7:01 PM

Beautiful composition John; very atmospheric. Slate fences are new to me; very interesting and pleasant to look at.

brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 7:22 PM

Beautiful scape with lovely fg interest,

oldgreyheron Plus Member 8124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 7:23 PM

John I like the composition a very great deal, but wonder about the manipulation. I cannot reconcile the really dark clouds with the sunlight and the light reflections in the water. It would be good to see the original for comparison, or the next image in the midst of the storm - in my eyes it might be better!

Regards, Mike

Hoffy Plus Member 10259 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 7:59 PM

Very nice

AnneWorner Plus Member 7619 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 8:06 PM

You got a nice "break" with the break in the clouds and that light hitting the far mountainside. Also like the dramatic sky, and that fence is wonderful. In Norway we have the usual stone fences made from all the rock dug out of the earth while breaking ground. It's interesting to see this slate fence and that wonderful lichen growing on it.
Nice one.

MNPHOTO Plus Member 6MNPHOTO vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 8:15 PM

great shot

cassiecat Plus Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 8:23 PM

like the foreground and the track gives a nice lead in

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 8:23 PM

Very nice use of interesting foreground leading to a very nice landscape. - gary

7 Aug 2008 - 8:33 PM

a lovely image John, love the fence,

rmr Plus Member 7rmr vcard Wales
7 Aug 2008 - 8:38 PM

so typical of north wales ,wonderful capture

emmaS Plus Member 841 forum postsemmaS vcard United Kingdom
7 Aug 2008 - 8:45 PM

I love this shot - you've captured the colours and textures of the slate brilliantly.

whiteswan01 Plus Member 6whiteswan01 vcard England
7 Aug 2008 - 9:15 PM

excellent even the age on the slate
well capture

bobalot Plus Member 8bobalot vcard England
7 Aug 2008 - 9:16 PM

all that slate it had your name all over it, just magic.

Rgds Bob

piccy Plus Member 8piccy vcard Wales
7 Aug 2008 - 9:32 PM

They always remind me of gravestones, super view.

Silverzone Plus Member 7Silverzone vcard England
7 Aug 2008 - 9:49 PM

Super shot. sylvia

photophantom Plus Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 9:54 PM

Wow, gorgeous colors, light, lead-in composition. Top class image indeed.

Nabs Plus Member 6Nabs vcard India
8 Aug 2008 - 4:25 AM

beautiful landscape captured.

KangaGal Plus Member 665 forum postsKangaGal vcard Australia
8 Aug 2008 - 6:34 AM

Beautiful composition and love the foreground. It had to be in Wales because of all the words I can't pronounce! lol.

Mikelane Plus Member 7Mikelane vcard Wales
8 Aug 2008 - 10:28 AM

Great scene ,and love the lead into the image well captured regards

cjl47 Plus Member 7cjl47 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 12:26 PM

Another one i seem to have missed, lovely shot and detail

dmhuynh72 Plus Member 728 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 5:25 PM

nicely done. excellent detail captured

Alfoto Plus Member 8Alfoto vcard Wales
8 Aug 2008 - 7:06 PM

Great composition with wonderful foreground detail.

steve_r Plus Member 7steve_r vcard England
8 Aug 2008 - 7:07 PM

GOOD SHOT. Great Image John, great scene also like the mood of the Image well captured regards Steve.

SRSmith Plus Member 7SRSmith vcard United States
9 Aug 2008 - 8:26 PM

A terrific image, John. Very dramatic.

A Booth
A Booth Plus Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2008 - 11:38 AM

excellent fence foreground, dramatic sky and very well composed image.

JudeC Plus Member 7JudeC vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 6:39 AM

Another stunning shot - Jude.

roverrat Plus Member 7roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 1:52 PM

Fantastic tones and composition John, great atmosphere.

Last Modified By roverrat at 12 Aug 2008 - 1:53 PM
Dotrob Plus Member 9Dotrob vcard Wales
12 Aug 2008 - 8:56 PM

Great landscape, with a super f/g.

Nettles Plus Member 7Nettles vcard England
14 Aug 2008 - 5:38 PM

What an unusual fence and a great scene.
Lovely shot.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8581 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1120 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2008 - 11:18 AM

Superb composition. the sliver of silver water and the winding path add a lot of character.

hellsbells8868 Plus Member 6151 forum postshellsbells8868 vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2008 - 10:40 PM

A lovely landscape..

Foxfire Plus Member 10322 forum postsFoxfire vcard United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 - 6:51 AM

Fantastic! Excellent exposure and awsome captue.

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