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Erratic Horizon ...

By sut68      
This erratic boulder was the primary subject I wanted to capture this weekend whilst up on Twisleton Scar.

For this shot I deliberately opted for a short focal length to create some depth to the shot.

Cheers for looking in, hope you've had a great weekend too,

Tags: Sun Grass Limestone Boulder Yorkshire dales Landscape and travel Erratic Twisleton scar

Voters: Brindamour, stuart1963, Daisymaye and 19 more

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Jan 2013 1:26PM
Solid but teetering right on the edge. Well captured in a lovely bit of light........Sandy

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Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
14 Jan 2013 1:47PM
Some stunning light there Paul, hats off to you for the longer focal length too - you know it something I want to try more of.

All that said I'm not completely "sold" on the shot, why? well theres too much FG Bokeh (if you crop just above the first tuft of grass it seems to be more harmonious). The rock is too dominant - partly due to its size in the frame, partly down to the OOF foreground your eye just zooms straight for the juggular, and stops dead. Maybe a bit more of a hint of the landscape behind would help to add intrique.

Don't stop trying these - and continue posting - there hard to get right, but it will be worth the continued experimentation.

(P.S Is that near all the trees, looks remarkably similar to one I got thats still sitting on the hard drive, tho with a boring wide angle perspective Wink )
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
14 Jan 2013 2:10PM
Cheers as ever for your considered comment Nick. I've got ones with a greater DoF and less Bokeh Nick, but they weren't quite what I wanted to achieve. The shot for me, is all about the erratic the rest of it is purely context/dressing, hence its prominence and size within the frame ... whether it works for you [and others] is out of my control but I am pretty happy with how this came out on the whole so we will agree to differ [again] this time Wink

Can't remember the actual focal length of this one so will update it when I get home.

Yes, it's near the trees but up a couple of levels. Damn cold up there first thing yesterday too.

(Marked your comment for CC too)!!!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Jan 2013 7:06PM
Well worth going large on this Paul shows the light and details well.
Comp works for me at that view
Regards Richard
14 Jan 2013 7:09PM
Big on impact and I like the narrow dof.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
14 Jan 2013 7:15PM
Cheers guys ... not exactly setting the world alight on here though, so maybe Nick was right [this time] Wink
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 7:37PM
Sorry bud, just not working for me if I'm been brutally honest Wink
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
14 Jan 2013 8:13PM
No probs Ed ... your loss LOL Tongue Wink

Must confess I've probably done more popular guffs than this shot Wink
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:18PM
Me too....GrinGrinGrin
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
14 Jan 2013 8:27PM
Bloomin 'eck ... is that mine, or yours? ... eugh!!! Wink
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 9:48PM
Looks like an erratic dinosaur turd plonked right in the way of a quality view Wink

Exquisite light though , and well clever using that d.o.f as a lead.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
14 Jan 2013 9:54PM
Nah, the view was ***** anyway Wink
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 9:58PM
Now you've lost me.....GrinWink
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 10:00PM
Could actually be a molar.... reminds me I've a dentist appointment this week Grin
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
15 Jan 2013 9:36AM
LOL ... looks like all the other 'teeth' have already been extracted and left only this one Ed Wink
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 10:11AM

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