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Welcome to the front bar at the Green Dragon outside Hawes. This is the Pub through which Hardraw Force is accessed. Just couldnít resist the look of the place with light pouring in from outside and an open fire as the finishing touch.

Given that the thumbnail is so dark, thanks for getting this far. I have to say Iím really pleased by how itís turned out and hope it might appeal to you too. As always though, I shall be happy to receive any comments and critique, should you choose to leave any.

TTFN

Nick

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Sigma 10-20
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Enter the Dragon
Username:VintageRed VintageRed
Uploaded:22 Sep 2008 - 3:58 PM
Tags:Architecture, Dalesroadtrip, General, Green dragon, Hardraw force, Hawes, Landscape / travel, Pub
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sut68
sut68  112014 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:07 PM

Looks very good Nick, was thinking about doing this too - back on the NW meet, but there were too many people around at the time.

Paul

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NEWMANP Plus Member 71587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:10 PM

great control of exposure and good perspective,
Phil

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redstag
redstag Plus Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:10 PM

Nicely handled HDR, kept the atmosphere and managed the light beautifully.
Jon

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redstag
redstag Plus Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:11 PM

one thing missing though, where's my pint! Wink

Jon

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imander  8388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:12 PM

excellent looking picture, looks so inviting and warm, very well done
ian

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Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:13 PM

I think it looks great Nick, wonderful detail, seen even better in the large version. I particularly like the glow from the light on the table and the rays coming in from the window - well done!

Sarah *

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dwarf
dwarf  752 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 - 4:20 PM

great lovely exposure and the light is excellent. Mine's a half pint thanks!
dorothy

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Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:20 PM

Like the details and tones in this - well captured and processed.
Regards Richard.

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JohnParminter
22 Sep 2008 - 4:24 PM

Great ambience Nick, could sit and have a few ales in there nae bother,
John

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dmhuynh72  741 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:27 PM

fabulous image. great lighting.
yung

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dazler
dazler  7 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 - 4:30 PM

Great shot & lighting
Darren

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SlowSong Plus Member 65054 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:33 PM

Terrific. I've been in this pub, but it didn't look anything like this. Loads to look at. Great treatment.
Chris

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Nick_w
Nick_w  84133 forum posts England99 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:34 PM

Exceptional Nick

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MikeH
MikeH  10217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:43 PM

You got the colour just right,

Mike

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cjl47
cjl47 Plus Member 7cjl47 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:47 PM

New it had to be a very wide angle lens, excellent capture. I want one for my Canon 20 D.
A really great shot.
chris

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 4:52 PM

It looks completely fabulous to me.

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VintageRed
22 Sep 2008 - 4:52 PM

Thanks all.

I can certainly recommend either the Canon 10-22 or the Sigma 10-20 Chris

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DaveU
DaveU  91344 forum posts England121 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 5:23 PM

It's turned out lwell Nick .... a very attractive image indeed. I would have loved to see a figure or two sat in those chairs sipping the odd glass of Babycham though Wink

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helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 5:53 PM

Stunning shot!!
Helen

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GillyB Plus Member 10317 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 5:58 PM

Excellent processing Nick, love the subtle colours and light.

gill

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lonely_oryx
22 Sep 2008 - 6:16 PM

Real quality image

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JudeC
JudeC  8 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 6:17 PM

What a cracking shot - I am a great fan of your work - this is on my list of places to visit - Jude.

PS - how to you do this kind of processing if it is not a secret?

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sospan
sospan  7 Wales
22 Sep 2008 - 6:17 PM

What a local!! Love the treatment, super detail.

Andy

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VintageRed
22 Sep 2008 - 6:22 PM

Thank you all.

Thanks Jude, that's very kind of you indeed to say so. This is the first time I've been to this location but I would say it's well worth a visit. Just make sure there has been some rainfall previously as the waterfall apparently slows to a trickle else.

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chensuriashi Plus Member 8165 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 6:39 PM

What a wonderful Local, where is Hawes, Old Country Pub, Ploughmans and Pickle, Steak 'n' Ale Pie, mines a Pint of Bitter please....full of atmosphere, really like it. Chen.

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LesF Plus Member 8179 forum postsLesF vcard 9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 6:40 PM

This is terrific Nick just how it looked stood next to you, colours etc spot on.

LesF

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Jou©o
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22 Sep 2008 - 6:52 PM

looking good here too.....My Eizo eyes love this Wink

Jouko

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BrokenAir
BrokenAir  6 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 - 7:40 PM

ahhh just adore this ^-^

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User_Removed
22 Sep 2008 - 7:51 PM

brilliant, absolutely love this

rgds
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ann_g  11 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 - 8:06 PM

Superb

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Pavan_Chavda
22 Sep 2008 - 8:07 PM

This is a really good shot. The detail is spot on.
Pavan.

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alexshairp
22 Sep 2008 - 8:12 PM

There is nothing I don't love about this, the photo is unbeatable...and the pub couldn't be named better by God himself, lol that and the fact I have studied Hawes and written about it in an exam makes this all the more appealing!

Awesome work.
Alex.

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danbrann Plus Member 10521 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 8:21 PM

Top notch photography.

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fatherpie
fatherpie  6 England12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 9:06 PM

Absolutely fabulous - you forgot to say VIEW LARGE though! One for the shorlist!
Regards
dave

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shinyredmx5
22 Sep 2008 - 9:07 PM

Works a treat. Great atmosphere.

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Wooly
Wooly  9112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 9:24 PM

Superb Nick.

Alan

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Bodiewil Plus Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
22 Sep 2008 - 10:05 PM

Just brilliant

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Kerniggit  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 10:42 PM

Oh I can see myself in that rocking chair with a pint of Real Ale - hmmmm Smile

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  9274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 10:57 PM

Mines a large red please....if they have a decent vintage! Wink

Excellent processing,subject matter and comp Nick.
That roaring fire looks so inviting.

ATB


~Alley~

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VintageRed
22 Sep 2008 - 11:21 PM

Thanks everyone. Delighted it's been received so well.
Nick

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Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 9:14 AM

You could enjoy a glass of something nice sitting here waiting for your Lunch to arrive, in fact you wouldn't want your lunch to arrive too soon.
Wonderful light and pools of colour the detail is superb.

Dougie

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sunshot
sunshot  10 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 - 10:16 AM

simply STUNNING nick
very nicely composed

marc

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PhotographyBySuzan Plus Member 1092 forum postsPhotographyBySuzan vcard United States
23 Sep 2008 - 4:02 PM

WOW, Nick......I'll bet they would Luv to have this hanging on their wall!
Just Beautiful how you've captured this with the fire and light intertwined....What a lovely scene...Smile

Added to my Favs.....
Cheers and have a great day,
Suz Smile

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samsalt  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2008 - 1:28 AM

I really like this Nick, you've done a cracking job with it.

Sam

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lonely_oryx
24 Sep 2008 - 12:50 PM

My picture of the week

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xGei8ht  651 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Sep 2008 - 11:09 PM

Looks like a paintingSmile

Well done!

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TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2008 - 12:05 PM

A stunning image, Nick, and what a beautiful pub...what did you do with all the customers to capture it like this?!!
TrevB Smile

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SLW  7 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 - 12:49 PM

Lovely and moody. Another winner.
Steve

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steveb  10334 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Oct 2008 - 3:49 PM

Can't so much more than has already been said, a stunning image.

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