By martinl    
I have been after getting a decent shot of this cotton grass backlit by a low sun for a while now. This is something like what I wanted, although I'm not entirely happy with this, but it's getting there.

Not my usual, so we'll see how this gets on.

1/400th @ f5.6

Tags: Backlit Flowers and plants Baslow edge Cotton grass Landscape and travel Flash and lighting

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3 Jun 2007 7:36PM
Really like this, backlighting works well.

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3 Jun 2007 7:37PM
Wonderful shot, focus is spot on.
Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
3 Jun 2007 7:46PM
got to love the lighting
3 Jun 2007 7:48PM
this is a very prof image martin.
ive seen a greetings card in the shops that is just like this by geoff simpson. but to be honest, i prefer yours mate.

well done martin

daz Smile
martinl Plus
12 263 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 7:52PM
Thank you.

Cheers Daz, that's a major compliment.
javam Plus
11 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 7:54PM
Worth the perseverance I would say. This is a great image and the light is excellent.
LesF Plus
9 182 9
3 Jun 2007 7:54PM
This really really works well.

Les F
3 Jun 2007 7:55PM
Lovely light and great DOF.

3 Jun 2007 7:58PM
a good photographer,deserves compliments martin.

thats why ive got you in my favourites.

daz Wink
JouŠo Plus
11 56 Finland
3 Jun 2007 8:15PM
fantastic shot, Martin!

Superb camera work! I bet this would look good on canvas!

mpnuttall 9 91 6 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 8:18PM
Wonderful backlighting and great tint. love it
3 Jun 2007 8:18PM
Superb image.
3 Jun 2007 8:23PM
Great shot, Ive also been trying to get this type of shot for ages but things never work out right, so I know what you mean. This is perfect tho, well done Martin.

stevebutler 11 122 England
3 Jun 2007 8:36PM
This is also something I have wanted to get for a while Martin, but never had the right conditions at the right time. You've done very well to get this.... A well controlled exposure. I would be very happy with this.

jenquest 13 561 1 Tokelau
3 Jun 2007 8:43PM
The backlighting and the tone give it a pleasant and relaxing feel. Large looks magical.
MalcolmS Plus
10 1.1k 13 England
3 Jun 2007 8:51PM
Looks great Martin, well waited for

stunning light and tone
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
3 Jun 2007 10:14PM
Very well excecuted..looks fine to me
paulstefan Plus
11 509 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 10:15PM
Quality work that, Martin
Cheers, Paul
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 10:15PM
a very moody calming shot. so simply but jsut right.

NevP Plus
10 853 13 Canada
4 Jun 2007 3:05AM
Lovely image.
4 Jun 2007 7:16AM

Lyns x
4 Jun 2007 8:03AM
perfect timing, heres your 30th.

It's funny how we all want to capture very similar things, I had been after some cotton grass like this in the evening sun but never got the conditions either - It's a photo to be very proud of martin!
angej Plus
11 477 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2007 9:13AM
Lovely shot martinSmile
VintageRed Plus
10 15 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2007 10:29AM
Can understand the attraction.
Consulo Plus
11 836 10 Scotland
4 Jun 2007 10:44AM
A real corker. Smile
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
4 Jun 2007 12:29PM
Beautiful mate, fabulous light and comp Martin Wink

martinl Plus
12 263 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2007 1:07PM
Thank you all very much. The shot has done much better than I thought it would.

MarkT Plus
11 119 2 England
4 Jun 2007 8:42PM
Beautiful light in this shot Martin - deserves the credit it's got.

wamp Plus
9 276 8 England
5 Jun 2007 10:32AM
The lighting really helps to make this shot, very nicely done

5 Jun 2007 5:17PM
Amazing shot.
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2007 5:44PM
Spot on with the lighting Martin


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