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An image of the Longstone which stands at the top of Thorngrafton Common in Western Tynedale, Northern England. This is looking North and on the horizon is the Whin Sill with Hadrians Wall running along the top of it. The Whin Sill is a geological feature of volcanic Whinstone (Dolerite) which runs from west to east over the North Pennines in Northern England. For much of its length it acts as a natural defensive barrier which was capitalised upon by the Romans when they built Hadrians Wall as the northernmost extent of their Empire.
This image was taken in the morning before the mist had cleared, rising Skylarks, calling Curlews and a solitary Cuckoo were all around.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-70.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jun 2013 - 6:23 AM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Stane to Sill
Username:Nigeve1 Nigeve1
Uploaded:9 Jun 2013 - 7:24 AM
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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 7:36 AM

Stunning wok Nigel, the Fg is so well detailed and leads beautifully into your Image on the diagonal , lots of mood from the mist, a really super Image..John

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 8:34 AM

Nigel this is a nice landscape IMHO . I like yer composition and the mist adds a certain quality to the image. You have nice detail here throughout the image .The use of the scots stane sold it for me though SmileSmile

Rod

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 8:38 AM

Can i ask why the plus 1 EC , hope thats not a daft question lol

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2186 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 8:39 AM

A Lovely misty LandscapeSmileSmileSmileSmile
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richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 8:49 AM

Early morning mist captured well! Great composition!! A good image!!

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Nigeve1 e2 Member 1761 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom88 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 9:40 AM

Thanks to everyone so far for your votes and comments.
Rod, well spotted on the exif; I normally check this but overlooked it this morning. The reason it is +1 is that this is actually a HDR composite image of two exposures. The rising sun meant that all the detail in the stone was lost in shadow, so this is a image with no compensation and a +1 bracket combined. I have not tried this technique on CS6 before and had been inspired by jason's ( jasonrwl ) shot of Bowness on Solway church to try it. He did it in layers, but I havent figured out how to do that yet so I used the HDR option in PS CS6 to do it. Thanks to you too for your recent inspirational landscapes; encouraged me to get out early and try some myself, one of the great things about EPZ. As for the use of stane, it sounds more interesting than stone and I do have some Scottish ancestry but also just below this point is the Roman Stanegate road ( Stone Road ) so it fitted well in that respect too.
Will be more vigilant on the exif next time BlushSmileSmile

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ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 10:13 AM

Great image,

Ali

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aftertherain
9 Jun 2013 - 10:32 AM

Worth getting up early for.

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Mike_Smith e2 Member 7124 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 5:05 PM

Lovely shot Nige i like the low mist in the valley too

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jasonrwl e2 Member 4137 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 8:36 PM

This is lovely Nigel - composition is superb, exposure just right. The mist in the valley is the icing on the cake. I love it.
Jason

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gwynn56
gwynn56  269 forum posts England
10 Jun 2013 - 9:55 AM

nice image Smile

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
10 Jun 2013 - 10:05 PM

This is a really superb composition.
Effrossini

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whatriveristhis e2 Member 164 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:09 AM

That's a pretty damn good landscape photo, Nigel. HDR images often look crap, in my opinion, because they tend to be overdone ( maybe it's the "kid with a new toy" effect ), but yours is spot-on. Subtle and effective. And good composition too. Lovely.

Alan

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