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At 3pm this afternoon I was sat in this seat and looked out of the window...they look nice clouds I thought - just then the wife into the bedroom and said "thought you might have gone out this afternoon"...mmm, bag was packed and I was driving up the slush covered close about 1 minute later! Where to go I thought...aaaargh, not back over the moors thought I. Then I looked west and the cloud n light looked more promising in that direction. I was heading for the beach as I had not been there in ages...then I got to the Penderyn roundabout and before I could fathom why I was heading to Ystradfelte? The snow we had in Blaenau Gwent overnight didn't look like it had reached these parts I thought...drat, only the tops white. I then found myself up near Tom's "audi rally expedition" and I stopped at Maen Llia...only the stone was in shade from Fan Nedd Sad
As I headed back towards the village I stopped off at a pull in to have a drink and get my map out...then before I knew it I was heading up a track to find that "arty tree" - I knew it was "the tree" coz there was a tog there...who I wondered...nope it was not Rob unless he had aged from his pf picture! Turned out to be a very nice chap called Jeff/Geoff who lived not far from the village...yup, he knew Rob and is on epz but I can't for the life of me recall his user name. Was impressed with his camera though...a Hasselblad. He was kind enough to then pick up his gear and let me at the tree... couldn't find Rob's tripod holes so I used Jeff's !! Smile

PS It's called the Arty Tree because....???

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40m L f4
Title:The Arty Tree
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:22 Feb 2010 - 12:18 AM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 12:22 AM

wonderful colour and cracking light love the fg a beautiful capture Wink
andy

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Beautiful shot and story Al - well done !

Chris

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 12:34 AM

Beautiful image with superb colours and super FG love it
Alexa

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mudge
mudge  1241 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 12:37 AM

It's worth a vote for the commentary!!!!!!

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fotosphere
22 Feb 2010 - 12:43 AM

Great shot Alan and nicely done, well worth the trip out.
Tony

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youngwooly
22 Feb 2010 - 1:06 AM

Nice shot that and a like mudge says a pretty good commentary

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 1:48 AM

A great image and short story. - gary

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 1:57 AM

Great commentary! That tree should be charging modelling fees by now. Lovely shot with brilliant light.

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Daisymaye
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22 Feb 2010 - 2:59 AM

Beautiful image. Wonderful light............Sandy

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andy210966
22 Feb 2010 - 8:01 AM

Some great light here! A lovely composition and super details.

Andy

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 8:01 AM

hahaha enjoyed reading your intro nearly as much as viewing the picture which is a cracker indeed, lovely light and so well composed it makes me envious

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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 8:50 AM

Nice light Al. It's a bit tight at the top (IMO). Looking forward to seeing more.

Dave

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Image123  5 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 - 12:35 PM

great shot
Gareth

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Platchet
Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 12:41 PM

I must get to this tree, this is very nicely lit Al and good comp again too.
G

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 1:33 PM

Well worth the ride round

Brian............................................

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 2:26 PM

Beautifully lit and composed Alan. You really have captured the bleakness of the Moor in winter.
Ron

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User_Removed
22 Feb 2010 - 2:43 PM

Great light and composition!

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 4:57 PM

Used a Hasselblad many years ago, never liked it as a Press camera, but it would be great in the landscape, the lenses are superb, and the medium format is excellent. Lighter than the digitals are now too.

Dougie

Great side light on the tree, very Arty

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 5:14 PM

you had abit of an expedition, nice light and soft colours here. those were good tripod holes, nice comp.lesley

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 8:14 PM

Did Art Garfunkel sing a ditty under that tree at some stage.
Cracker this one Alan and lovely light to.I thought I was the only mad one venturing out on these roads.
Tom.

Last Modified By Buffalo_Tom at 22 Feb 2010 - 8:15 PM

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Alan_Coles
22 Feb 2010 - 9:27 PM


Quote: Did Art Garfunkel sing a ditty under that tree at some stage.
Cracker this one Alan and lovely light to.I thought I was the only mad one venturing out on these roads.
Tom.

Aye, he might have Tom, he would have had a sore a*se mind, those stones are VERY sharp innit ! Smile

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photodoktor
24 Feb 2010 - 8:02 AM

Really nice shot, drop me a line when you come up North I could sort out an industrial photo shoot.

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