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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
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2008 - 5:10 PM

Good shot , I like the foreground

Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 5:15 PM

Excellent compositiion and depth John.

Alan

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
7 Aug 2008 - 6:25 PM

excellently done & composed ;
love the sky !

Rende
Rende e2 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.
Rende

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 7:22 PM

Beautiful scape with lovely fg interest,
Jo

oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 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
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 7:59 PM

Very nice

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 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.
Anne

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

great shot

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 8:23 PM

like the foreground and the track gives a nice lead in

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6537 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

ChristineL
7 Aug 2008 - 8:33 PM

a lovely image John, love the fence,
Chris.

rmr
rmr  7 Wales
7 Aug 2008 - 8:38 PM

so typical of north wales ,wonderful capture
mark

emmaS
emmaS  841 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Aug 2008 - 8:45 PM

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

whiteswan01
7 Aug 2008 - 9:15 PM

excellent even the age on the slate
well capture
Dawn

bobalot
bobalot  7 England
7 Aug 2008 - 9:16 PM

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


Rgds Bob

piccy
piccy  8 Wales
7 Aug 2008 - 9:32 PM

They always remind me of gravestones, super view.
Freda

Silverzone
7 Aug 2008 - 9:49 PM

Super shot. sylvia

photophantom
7 Aug 2008 - 9:54 PM

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

Nabs
Nabs  6 India
8 Aug 2008 - 4:25 AM

beautiful landscape captured.

KangaGal
KangaGal  664 forum posts 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.
Jenny

Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
8 Aug 2008 - 10:28 AM

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

cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 12:26 PM

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

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 5:25 PM

nicely done. excellent detail captured

Alfoto
Alfoto  7 Wales
8 Aug 2008 - 7:06 PM

Great composition with wonderful foreground detail.
Alfie

steve_r
steve_r e2 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
SRSmith  7 United States
9 Aug 2008 - 8:26 PM

A terrific image, John. Very dramatic.

A Booth
A Booth e2 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
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 6:39 AM

Another stunning shot - Jude.

roverrat
roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 1:52 PM

Fantastic tones and composition John, great atmosphere.
Alex

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

Great landscape, with a super f/g.
Dot

Nettles
Nettles  7 England
14 Aug 2008 - 5:38 PM

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

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 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.
Moira

hellsbells8868
18 Aug 2008 - 10:40 PM

A lovely landscape..

Foxfire
Foxfire  10322 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 - 6:51 AM

Fantastic! Excellent exposure and awsome captue.

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