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Casting Shadows

By sut68      
After waiting a while at Castlerigg, things were looking a little bleak for some decent light but looking at the patches of light dancing on the distant fells there was also the odd glimmer of hope ... it was just a waiting game. I set the tripod up and readied myself just in case the light did materialise.

In the meantime I put on the 70-200mm lens onto my other camera body and went off a little to shoot a combination of detail shots, some sheep grazing in the next field and some distant shots where the light was hitting the ground on the fell tops.

Without much warning the clouds broke and Low Rigg began to catch the patchy light, slowly the light advanced to the stones of the stone circle ... lovely jubbly!!!

Tags: Lake district Cumbria Sunlight Keswick Stone circle Castlerigg Fells Landscape and travel Low Rigg

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Term 12 86 9 England
19 Jun 2013 6:28PM
cracking image Paul, very unusual to capture such natural but strong contrasts imo, but striking because of it,


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sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
19 Jun 2013 6:31PM
Cheers Ben, the darker bgnd was assisted a little more by some extra grad pushed down to just above Low Rigg to accentuate the moody sky and the contrast between lit and unlit ... glad you like it Smile

wheresjp 10 102 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 6:43PM
Great light!
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
19 Jun 2013 6:48PM
Thank you!!!
19 Jun 2013 7:00PM
Beautiful image. Well done Wink
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
19 Jun 2013 7:40PM
Thank you folks for your staunch support on this one Grin
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Jun 2013 10:46PM
Worth the wait Paul, mood and atmosphere.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
19 Jun 2013 11:04PM
Certainly was Ron and there was hardly anyone around too .. bonus Grin
ABPhotosUK 5 23 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 8:38AM
Excellent Paul, was hoping you got a shot like this!!! Andy
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
20 Jun 2013 9:09AM
Cheers Andy, got a few Grin
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 9:32PM
Certainly worth the wait Paul, I've never been so lucky up there but maybe I don't have your patience.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
20 Jun 2013 9:50PM
LOL ... I went up with a couple of locations in mind Darren and I was determined to come away with something from each Grin

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