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Curbar Gap - 7.20am

By martinl    
Taken yesterday morning at Curbar Gap, Derbyshire. This was shot at 7.20am before the sun came up. There was a beautiful pre dawn glow. Hope this comes across.

One of the first shots taken with my new Sigma 10-20mm lens.

3.2secs @ f22
Cokin A121M (held on with blu tack!!)

Please comment if you wish.
Plese view large if possible.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: helengib, deegee, GillyB and 29 more

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deegee 11 181 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 2:19AM
Just beautiful.

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GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 2:21AM
Great light and perspective!
fourfive 11 8 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 2:28AM
Lovely image. Nice one.
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
12 Feb 2006 2:52AM
amazing what a difference a few miles makes, the sky was blood red over at stanage and yet curbar has lovely pastel hues in the sky. good stuff martin

btw, is the bluetak a new technique you're trying or did you just forget the holder?

Jaye 10 3
12 Feb 2006 2:58AM
Another wonderful capture from you great portfolio...Judith
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 3:14AM
Thanks for the comments/clicks.
Rich, the blu tack is because I only have a Cokin A series filter system, and as you will know, the Sigma is too wide angle for this, so the only way I can use filters until I can get some new filters/holders/adapter ring is to use blu tack to hold the filters in place! Bit Heath Robinson, but what the hell.
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 3:43AM
excellent shot, well taken
Wooly 11 112 4 England
12 Feb 2006 3:47AM
Excellent Martin, great tones and light.
he Sigma is my next purchase and I'm in the same predicament with the filters so thanks for the tip. Smile

Ghostrider 11 54 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 4:54AM
Nice FG interest them huge rocks pull you into the image nicely, lovely colours & light - well captured.

Mark :o)
IanFlindt 12 740 21 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 5:09AM
Excellent, Martin - the warm light on those foreground rocks has been beautifully captured. I've heard of the blu-tack technique being used by published landscape photographers: looking at this image, it's a technique that clearly works!
martin.w 14 438 22 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 5:10AM
Lovely use of that morning light, a good start with the new lens.
freckles 10 3
12 Feb 2006 5:13AM
Fantastic Shot! The colours in the sky are beautiful especially in the lare version and the detail and colour of the moss excellent. Nice composition.
jimbocarroll 11 30 Ireland
12 Feb 2006 5:48AM
Lovely sky colours and warm feel to the foreground rocks
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
12 Feb 2006 7:51AM
great light and colour Mike. Superb f/g detail

The colours are astonishing, very very nice indeed. A grand composition as well.

All the very best
MikeH 11 217 4 England
12 Feb 2006 9:44AM
Great light Martin,enjoy your new lens , bet you hardly take it off, BTW blu tak is ok,
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 11:48AM
Thanks to you all.
Blu Tak is the way to go, I'm sure!
highlander 12 32 Scotland
12 Feb 2006 1:04PM
Hello Martin, a lovely sky with the rock composition bold and dominant but a little distant detail which injects good depth...exposure looks as if flash was used?
PeterTh 10
12 Feb 2006 10:38PM
Great light and colour Mike.

martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2006 3:31AM
Thanks everyone.
No flash Doug, but did use a lighting effect filter, to give a touch more detail to the f/g rocks.
sybilla 12 258
13 Feb 2006 9:07AM

MarkT 11 119 2 England
16 Feb 2006 3:50AM
Superb fg detail and love the sky.

VintageRed 10 15 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 9:12PM
Love the precision of the title. In fact I could tell it was 7.20 - it had that certain light to it that could not be 7.19 and yet wasn't quite light ehough yet to be 7.21 LOL. Good work. Nick.

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