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Coupal Sprayed!

By MrsS    
Hi All!!!!

Really busy with SATS marking and end of year paperwork at the mo', so many apologies for not being around (WATCH IT with those sighs of relief!!!) Wink

I WILL catch up in a week or two, promise!

This is one from the Rowardennan meet, and most likely isn't to everyone's taste, but I really like the broody sky, the promise of some sunshine through the showers (believe me, it was few and far between up there this year!!) and the HUGE amount of spray from the full force of the River Coupal.

The river was so high the spray was almost touching the tops of the banks, and I just liked the effect, especially with the light streaming over the mountains and into the valley.

Anyway, let me know what you think, hope to get out and about in the 6 weeks from the 23rd July (Bring it on!!!)

Thanks for looking, hope you are not as busy as I am!!

Take care Smile
Fran x

EDIT : Just realised that it's EXACTLY a year today since I took delivery of my very own Camera!!! Wink

Tags: Light Snow Freezing General Spray Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Rowardmar08

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17 Jun 2008 8:44PM
Excellent light and colours


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rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
17 Jun 2008 8:48PM

Quote:and most likely isn't to everyone's taste

I'd hang it on my wall any day!
So many elements of nature. What a cracker Fran.
TrevorPlumbe 11 60 England
17 Jun 2008 8:49PM
Really like the moodiness of this one Fran

Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 8:50PM
Definitely Powerful that's for sure. Nice work

newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 8:51PM
I don't know why you have'nt posted this before cos its great fran love the light streaming from the top left,,
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
17 Jun 2008 8:52PM
If this doesn't get an award there is something wrong. Totally awestruck with it.
Perfect comp, the raw power of the water, plus spray (added bonus) superb mid ground and mountains showing the immensity of the place and that sky. simply beautiful Fran, you should be very proud of this.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2008 8:52PM
Thanks Graeme, Paul, MrP (young & good-looking!) and Den Smile

Always knew I'd found a kindred loony, Paul Wink
can't wait to get backdown your way, do you know any good rangers who could show me around?? Grin

Cheers Folks
Fran x
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 8:53PM
A very strong image, i can feel the force of the water from here. Excellent composition and superbly caught light, expertly processed and presented Fran - Cracking shot.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2008 8:54PM
OOOPs! Thanks too, Ian & Stew, you're both faaaaar too kind!

Oh, and I was VERY wet! - - Thank goodness for ski pants and wellies! Wink

Thanks Guys
Fran x
conrad 13 10.9k 116
17 Jun 2008 8:54PM
Wow, this looks moody yet fresh, powerful yet lovely - what an interesting and attractive shot you have here!
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2008 8:55PM
OOOPS, again! Missed you there, Glynn, Thanks Hon.

Doubt we'll make it to Spurn, but you never know . . . . .

Fran x
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2008 8:56PM
Keep missing folks comment, must spend too long wittering Wink

Thanks Conrad, can't wait to get back there, you too? Smile

Fran x
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
17 Jun 2008 9:09PM
Must have been an extraordinary light to get the details from the water while itīs dark all around.
It is a magnificient view this
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 9:11PM
beautiful mood to this shot,
17 Jun 2008 9:18PM
Beautiful, moody image, love the spray and sky.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2008 9:20PM
Thanks Peter, I think Paul was screaming at me not to miss it, as I was looking in the opposite direction at the time! Smile

Thanks Phil and Sylvia too Smile

Fran x
dazzaman 11 631 England
17 Jun 2008 9:20PM
the light catching that spray, looks amazing fran.looks excellent from where im sitting.

very nice indeed.
(go and have a glass of strong stuff,and put ya feet up)
conrad 13 10.9k 116
17 Jun 2008 9:21PM

Quote:Keep missing folks comment, must spend too long wittering

Thanks Conrad, can't wait to get back there, you too?

Fran x

Actually, just booked flights for Jacqueline and myself, so your photo is a very nice reminder of what we'll be seeing again!
rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
17 Jun 2008 9:22PM
Kettles always on at our centre Fran!!
I'm sure there must be a good ranger left somewhere after all the government cutbacks Wink
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2008 9:23PM
Thanks Daz, I can blame it on you now! Smile

Can't wait either, Conrad! Smile

LOL, Paul, just need the address now! Tongue

Fran x
MarkBroughton 10 286 1 England
17 Jun 2008 9:30PM
Cracking image Fran, I love so much about this (the spray, the mountains, the water movement & the general colours) Looks bleedin marvellous large too.
Fantastic shot
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
17 Jun 2008 9:31PM
This is just awesome Fran.
What an amazing ca[ture.
The light streaming through the broken clouds, snow on the mountain tops, the spray from the rushing water.......I could go on, it's fanatastic.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2008 9:34PM
Thanks Mark and Hilary Smile

Nice to see Emily in the Junior Gallery, Mark - - watch out!!! Wink

Glad you like it Hilary Smile

Fran x
petra16 12 169 Scotland
17 Jun 2008 10:03PM
The light which I

great image Fran

17 Jun 2008 10:05PM
I really like the light and the spray here Fran, and the background mountains and sky are superb!

MarkBroughton 10 286 1 England
17 Jun 2008 10:18PM

Quote:Nice to see Emily in the Junior Gallery, Mark - - watch out!!!

Thanks Fran, it certainly is, she was using a compact digital but she dropped it on a rock at conwy and that was the end of it Smile So she has been using mine and Mands to take some shots. She hasnt stopped talking about epz since she uploaded her first shot yesterday. A budding togger Smile Thanks for the welcome note to her, she will be made up when she reads it in the morning.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2008 10:19PM
Thanks, Petra! I ALMOST missed it too, Hon, too busy being nosey (not like me, I know!) Wink

Thanks Mike, I promise to pop in to see you soon Wink

Fran xx
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2008 10:21PM
No problem, Mark, tell her she will get a comment from me on EVERY shot - - it may take me a while to get to them when I'm as busy as I am at the mo' tho', BUT I WILL get there Smile

F xx
ketch 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
17 Jun 2008 10:25PM
My laptop is soaking now!


MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2008 11:13PM
LOL, Thanks Robert, my trousers DEFINITELY were! Wink

F xx
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 11:26PM
They make special pants for that Fran Wink
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2008 11:39PM
Was tempted to type PMSL - - but that's the problem, isn't it, David? Wink

Thanks Hon, still got your room ready, for when you've had enough of him! Tongue

F xx
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
18 Jun 2008 5:22AM
Excellent mood and light Fran.Works for me.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 5:48AM
Simply stunning Fran
Only a year!
Anyone who didn't know would think you were an old hand at it Wink

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Jun 2008 7:03AM
Fabulous, Fran! Carol
TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 7:21AM
Well you have gained skills on how to use you own camera to do some great images
LuzDeNoche 10 2 France
18 Jun 2008 8:02AM
Very powerful image with a graphic quality to it.
Smile Lucy
LesF 11 182 9
18 Jun 2008 8:13AM
Its a cracking shot Fran

Les F
peugeot406 11 7 1 England
18 Jun 2008 8:34AM
Superb image, it is really powerful
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 9:34AM
I think it is a great shot Fran, a touch more detail right at the bottom would have been good, but it is still a very atmospheric shot with a real sense of the weather and the power of the water.

An excellent result given the challenging conditions.

18 Jun 2008 10:49AM
Fantastic image from the falls here, the spray is excellent as is the light coming down over Creise, a wonderful round the wrong way composition from here, spectacular work Fran, have a good holidays when they arrive.

Wooly 12 112 4 England
18 Jun 2008 11:07AM
Very nice scene Fran.

Happy birthday to your camera. Smile

Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
18 Jun 2008 11:39AM
Love the way you have caught the true wild atmosphere of the place - far stronger image than the "chocolate box" ones
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 12:17PM
Can almost imagine the thunderous noise the water must have made.
casson 12 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 3:47PM
I think your picture captures the very essence of the area.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
18 Jun 2008 6:05PM
Thanks Tom, Adrian, Carol, Tony, Lucy, Les, Brian, Neil, Dougie, Alan, Sandra, Martin and John Smile

Just looked at it on the monitor at work, Neil, and it does look darker than it does on mine Sad

Pardon, Martin? Wink

Fran x
wamp 11 276 8 England
19 Jun 2008 3:04PM
That water does look to be running as full force too! I like the shaft of light coming down too - lovely shot Fran

WelshKiwi 10 3.2k 2 Wales
22 Jun 2008 7:18PM
Could have sworn I had commented on this image Fran. Sorry, its an age thing Wink I know Ive looked at it cos it reminded me on an oil painting.

Love that light thats coming out of that cloud and down onto the river.

This really does have a different and unique way about it and I love the effect.

Im not going to ask how you did the processing cos Im having enough trouble converting my RAWS (you could have warned me about the work involved Missy Wink ) when I progressed from Jpegs lol Smile

Hope your well.

Lee Smile
TelStar 13 116 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 5:13PM
Great shot, Fran; very dramatic and Romantic landscape.

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
24 Jun 2008 7:29PM
Thanks Sean, Lee & Terry Smile

Hope to see all of you VERY soon, Guys Smile

Fran x
pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 10:58PM
Mist over the river makes for a very moody picture.
In June the rivers were almost dry.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
24 Jun 2008 11:29PM
Wow, Penny, can't imagine this place without TONS of water!

Thanks, Hon Smile

Fran x
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
6 Jul 2008 9:57PM
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
7 Jul 2008 6:48PM
Thanks Leigh Smile

Fran x

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