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Following on from my Derwentwater shots I decided to use my 24-120 lens more, it's too easy to get into using the good old 10-20 Sigma for everything but sometimes a bit more reach is needed. So on Sunday afternoon I had a walk to Kelly Hall Tarn with the 24-120 attached to my D300, determined to use it and not put the Sigma on.

The tarn makes for a good shot but Coniston Old Man in the distance with a topping of snow just had to be included. I decided to step back from the tarn, zoom in to use it in the foreground and capture the Old Man and its reflection as the focal point. I'm quite pleased with the result and would love to know your thoughts. Hopefully you'll agree that the 10-20 is good but isn't the only lens for landscapes Smile

Thanks for looking.

Darren.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 24-120VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Old Man Reflections
Username:dathersmith dathersmith
Uploaded:16 Dec 2008 - 7:05 PM
Tags:Coniston, Coniston old man, Kelly hall tarn, Landscape / travel, Snow, Sunlight, Torver
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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 7:07 PM

On the basis of this shot, I'd agree woth you completely. It is beautifully composed.

Regards,

David

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motorsportpictures

lovely reflection, and the colour, is fabulous...
scott

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twainey
twainey  6 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 - 7:12 PM

THE QUALITY OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS JUST OUTSTANDING, wish it was mine.................Trev

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dathersmith
16 Dec 2008 - 7:14 PM

Thanks for the quick comments guys, much appreciated.

Darren.

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 - 7:15 PM

wow this has it all Darren,,colour light reflections snow and all beautifully composed and captured with a light touch of the trigger Smile
ian

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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 - 7:15 PM

A lovely well composed shot with great reflections, you have captured the Old Man at its best,
Alan

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iancam
iancam  6 England
16 Dec 2008 - 7:23 PM

Cracking image
Ian

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 7:36 PM

awaome the rich tones against the ice cap is wonderful

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
16 Dec 2008 - 7:38 PM

What an amazing image Darren, superbly exposed, composed and handled

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JohnParminter
16 Dec 2008 - 7:41 PM

The use of the longer lens here Darren and the composition you have chose is spot on but I feel its a wee bit rich and oversaturated for me, but only just mind.
I''ve been without my 70-200 for ages now, £600 and its been back twice to get fixed, pi**ed off.
John

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 7:43 PM

nicely done. beautiful tones and lighting Darren.

merry xmas
Yung

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Pavan_Chavda
16 Dec 2008 - 7:46 PM

Nice image. Some great colours in this.
Pavan.

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 7:48 PM

Beautiful. Very painterly.

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11251 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 8:08 PM

Very nice Darren, and your viewpoint was obviously chosen with care.
Smile

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doryram
doryram  6 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 - 8:12 PM

Cracking landscape, beautiful colours and light, Rod

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 - 8:14 PM

Very beautiful landscape , great colours
Pete

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dathersmith
16 Dec 2008 - 8:16 PM

Thanks for the comments and votes everyone, appreciated, and cheers for the award Dave, you're too kind.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Darren.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123177 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 8:23 PM

A superb landscape and well worth the 30th!

regards
Ken

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User_Removed
16 Dec 2008 - 8:30 PM

absolute stonker mate. Supreme work

rgds
Dave

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 8:47 PM

For me one of your best Darren. One of those images where I wish I was there....now! Smile

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dathersmith
16 Dec 2008 - 8:55 PM

Thanks guys.

I must say Martin that I was quite lucky with the light. I only had a couple of hours to spare and spotted the snow on the Old Man and didn't have time to go anywhere else.

Darren.

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gnospellius
16 Dec 2008 - 9:14 PM

Lovely Darren - I went there in the snow a week or so back but got nothing to speak of.
Mark

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Nickscape
Nickscape  8696 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 9:15 PM

Beautiful this - lens has worked perfectly, has flattened the different layers nicely,

Nick

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albinoni
albinoni  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 9:32 PM

lovely scene with great colours and details - real clarity!
Andy

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 9:34 PM

Thats a great composition Darren ,but that light and reflections are captured really well.Good use of the lens ,funnily enough ,i have been using my 24-105 more recently
Ollie

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 10:08 PM

Stunning image Darren.
Tom.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 11:10 PM

I like the reflection Darren and the shadows across those snow-capped hills!

Sarah *

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ray_paul
ray_paul  6 England
16 Dec 2008 - 11:17 PM

wonderful landscape image superb colours well composed shot nice presentation-ray

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13323 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2008 - 10:06 AM

Superb,
Alan

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andy210966
17 Dec 2008 - 4:00 PM

Worth every vote and more - supremely good image!

Andy

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leedighton
17 Dec 2008 - 4:00 PM

Fantastic image, love the composition and reflections,

regards Lee

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Techno
Techno  61009 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2008 - 4:52 PM

Quite stunning Darren, always enjoy the Tech info you include, adds so much to the shot..

Mal

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Jouİo
Jouİo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouİo vcard Finland
17 Dec 2008 - 5:08 PM

superb shot, Darren!

Jouko

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
17 Dec 2008 - 5:12 PM

An image and a half Darren.Magnificent.
Cheers
Alan

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Scaramanga
17 Dec 2008 - 5:57 PM

Sensational. Love the colours, the light and the reflections.

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maratsuikka
17 Dec 2008 - 7:16 PM

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2008 - 8:31 PM

Stunning shot.....................

Tony.

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bazhutton
bazhutton  725 forum posts England
18 Dec 2008 - 1:57 PM

Terrific view. Good reflection of the snow cap.

Baz

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2008 - 8:28 PM

This is beautiful. The light and the colours are gorgeous. Particularly like the reflection in the fg

Sean

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PHOTOSIGHT
27 Jan 2009 - 10:56 PM

STUNNING IMAGE WITH AMAZING EDIT WORK

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