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By Mynett
Happy New Year to you all....

I have not had much time on site recently, and was surprised and amazed at the amount of comments on my latest - thanks very much everyone. I am still sifting through my shots from the weekend in the lake District - there were so many, I love it up there - just one opportunity after another. This scene was unfolding before our eyes as the storm clouds raced over the mountains with breaks of sunlight and then this cloud burst which captured some of the light. I hope I have done it justice, this was late afternoon and the last of the days light.

1/50 f18 iso 100

Tags: Lake district Rain Elements Mountains Landscape and travel

Voters: andylea, achieverswales, Daisymaye and 69 more

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 4:10PM
brilliant comp cracking light that sky is just stunning linda nice one Wink

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
7 Jan 2011 4:11PM
Hi Linda
Great moody sky, with perfect exposure great capture!


Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Jan 2011 4:11PM
This is beautiful Linda. Great capture............Sandy
wolfy 14 36 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 4:13PM
HNY, glad u enjoyed the lakes Smile Lovely image with super lighting, well captured
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 4:40PM
Happy New Year Linda - this MUST be seen large to appreciate the light - excellent capture
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Jan 2011 4:46PM
A dramatic sky Linda.
Nice light too.
Super shot.
7 Jan 2011 4:49PM
Most certainly have done it justice,the suns rays bursting through is quite stunning, a great shot.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
7 Jan 2011 5:01PM
You have captured the atmosphere at the time beautifully, recording the light and colours so well in this attractive shot, Linda. I guess such weather conditions must be fairly common in the Lake District. And I'm so glad your last shot received so much attention.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Jan 2011 5:05PM
A superb image, Linda, you certainly have done it justice. Carol
Alvar 11 23 2 France
7 Jan 2011 5:11PM
Great shot Well done Linda
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Jan 2011 5:13PM
Splendid Linda--- a wonderful opportunity!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 5:22PM
Gosh Linda that is a great shot and what atmosphere! love it!
Trout_Man 9 1 30 Wales
7 Jan 2011 5:27PM
A great capture Linda, love the light in the middle distant hills, nice crop too Smile Geoff.
porty2003 14 97 Scotland
7 Jan 2011 5:37PM
Lovely light on the hills and a fine image

jase147 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 5:59PM
that cloud , sky and light is superb . love this
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 6:30PM
Beautiful image.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
7 Jan 2011 7:05PM
You certainly have done it justice Linda.
andy_AHG 9 106 6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 7:47PM
Fantastic atmospherics Linda.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 8:25PM
Fabulous shot Linda, gorgeous light and so well captured, like this a lot.

7 Jan 2011 8:26PM
Beautifully captured and a wonderful image,love that rain Smile
7 Jan 2011 8:30PM
Stunning capture, has to be viewed 'large'. Wonderful lighting. Another beauty, Linda!
Dave x
9 10 10 England
7 Jan 2011 9:10PM
You've captured the light so well in this lovely scene.
7 Jan 2011 9:39PM
stunning atmospheric landscape scene Linda, wonderful sky.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 9:39PM
What a great moment you've captured here, light and clouds and the greens are just wonderful.
7 Jan 2011 9:53PM
Atmospheric light - so well captured.
Source 7
7 Jan 2011 10:51PM
An amazing scene beautifully captured
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 11:01PM
gosh thanks everyone Smile
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
7 Jan 2011 11:41PM
good control on the sky Linda,threatening weather makes for a great shot.
Ray42 10 3 England
8 Jan 2011 8:15AM
A great moody sky in this landscape, catching the mood very well - a lovely scene
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 Jan 2011 11:31AM

DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
8 Jan 2011 11:56AM
Very nice and atmospheric and what was it you said to me 'are they wonky' well I think it was wonky you said. He! He! He! Smile

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
8 Jan 2011 12:06PM
You can't beat a sky heavy with rain to add personality to a landscape. Lovely. I'd like to be there.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Jan 2011 2:04PM
Super capture, Linda, and love that dramatic sky - it's even better large, too.
TrevB Smile
8 Jan 2011 4:34PM
Super shot Linda, well taken.
8 Jan 2011 8:46PM
Fantastic image!
VivienO 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 9:39PM
Beautiful image. Love the light and colour contrasts
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
8 Jan 2011 9:50PM
A beautiful and atmospheric lakeland landscape
Phil1958 9 272 4 Wales
8 Jan 2011 11:39PM
Fabulous landscape - love the sky and the mist in the bg

Suehh 11 39 6 England
9 Jan 2011 2:06PM
Gorgeous stormy clouds - love that special light and atmosphere.

It is the most wondrous place - I can't wait to get up there again!

PeterDSmith 9 13 46 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 4:49PM
As it stands, in my opinion, this landscape photograph is easily worth a vote. I think you "have done it justice".

However, if I were asked how I would add value to this photograph, I would suggest that it would benefit from some foreground interest. The textbooks say that good landscape photographs have interest in the background, in the middle ground and in the foreground. This photograph has something to look at in the background and in the middle ground. Clouds, mountains and trees. However there is nothing in the foreground. I think the cows by the footpath could have provided the required foreground interest. But, by the time you had walked closer to them, so that they appeared in the foreground, you can bet the light would have changed.

In such situations, I get the wife to admire the view. Then I take a photograph of her admiring the view. She is the foreground interest in a lot of my landscape photographs, so many that I suspect she may be getting bored with being my forground interest. What's more, I think the books say that landscape photographs aren't supposed to include people. You can't win, can you?
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
10 Jan 2011 8:07PM
Stunning shot. I think your title says it all - such a variety of weathers there.
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 10:42PM
Love the stormy quality of the light here and the ground almost seaming to erupt behind the lake
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
12 Jan 2011 11:05PM

Quote:Happy New Year Linda - this MUST be seen large to appreciate the light - excellent capture

So beautiful large and really like an oil painting xx

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