Fire & Ice ...

By sut68      
A couple of people asked me why I hadn't uploaded anything from the Lakes meet last week ... I think we were spoilt the day before with some gorgeous light on Twistleton, but here goes I suppose.

Taken at Castlerigg when a little colour manifested itself in the sky ... needed some light in the valley or foreground to make it 'pop' ... but that never came when we wanted it to.

Have a great weekend folks,

Tags: Lake district General Castlerigg Standing stone Landscape and travel Wasp on tour 2009

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24 Jan 2009 12:37PM
beautiful,when l it it was raining and can almost see the witches in this shot.eery

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24 Jan 2009 12:42PM
nice blurry stuff in the sky, have a good un yourself
24 Jan 2009 1:32PM
Nice atmosphere, love the touch of fiery sky,
SuperRoo Plus
10 63 2 Australia
24 Jan 2009 1:33PM
What was the problem, Paul... weren't you well enough to summon the light Gods for a second day??? Agree, the light just didn't play ball like we would have hoped it would, but you still managed to pull off a pretty impressive image all the same. And besides that (and freezing our fingers off) we also had a great time!!! Smile

phill Plus
12 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2009 1:35PM
and who said the sky should be blue?
Well composed and executed.
24 Jan 2009 1:35PM
Where's the tree ???

Slaterm Plus
10 496 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2009 2:02PM
nice shot in the conditions Paul - was begining to think you had been copying my technique of leaving batteries, tripod and or camera at home Wink

24 Jan 2009 2:27PM
Lovely capture Paul. Its got bags of atmospeher, particuarly like the moody sky with a little bit of colour, and the variation in colour of the hills with the snow acting as a nice contrast - really like it mate gets my vote. Cheers David
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
24 Jan 2009 2:29PM
LOL, no Paul ... worn out from the day before ... still we got better conditions than were forecast though Smile

No tree this time Dave, but I do have one or two more processed if you're feeling withdrawal symptoms Tongue

Nope Mark, memory card does have a few shots on, just not any with decent light in the scene.

Cheers all,
rowarrior Plus
9 4.4k 9 Scotland
24 Jan 2009 3:28PM
What, your WASP light went out?!
24 Jan 2009 4:23PM
Beautiful image, wonderful sky.
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
24 Jan 2009 4:38PM
I could imagine Pagan rituals at this site Paul,so you didn't dance around naked,waving branches in the air & praying for light then ? ...must have been tooooo cold Wink
TelStar Plus
11 116 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2009 5:25PM
I think we used all the good light here the day before, Paul.

Actually, I might have got a good shot on the Sunday if they had danced around a bit, Janet, but come to think of it, there were some rituals going on!

martin.w Plus
14 460 22 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2009 6:36PM
Like my first visit last year, I waited 90 mins for the light, even though there was loads everywhere else! I bet it was a bit cool up there too! Smile
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
24 Jan 2009 6:45PM

Quote:What, your WASP light went out?!

... yup, bulb had blown Katy Wink

No Janet, too many cameras ... what a vivid imagination you have Wink

Cheers all, off out in a bit so catch up tomorrow [probably].

Anthony Plus
15 5.6k 17 Scotland
24 Jan 2009 6:46PM
definately worth the wait, have number 30 mate.

Nice work.

TyChee Plus
12 275 1 United States
24 Jan 2009 9:04PM
Fantastic lighting and sky!
Tandberg Plus
13 1.2k 2 England
25 Jan 2009 8:40AM
Nice one mate,,Been waiting for its arrival the shot that is...

Longish expo this one with the clouds.
That long one we did at blea,Cannot get that colour to go and look good .

So thats a mono or bin shot..
But i like the above mate
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
25 Jan 2009 9:29AM
6 seconds this one Dave, that Pro Glass ND works beautifully mate. As for the Blea tests, I can't get the colour to go either Dave, probably have to resign myself to it being good for mono's.

Thanks guys,
woodrow Plus
9 153 Scotland
25 Jan 2009 9:36AM
good feeling of space, and it conveys the commanding position these have in n.lakes, good tones in the sky too


sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
25 Jan 2009 9:37AM
Thanks Paul!!!
25 Jan 2009 9:50AM
Beautiful image
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
25 Jan 2009 2:14PM
Thanks Brian Smile
49er Plus
10 564
25 Jan 2009 7:03PM
Lovely.. The snow / frost makes this stand out..
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
25 Jan 2009 8:29PM
Cheers mate ... it's hailstones BTW Smile
newy17 Plus
11 273 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2009 6:39PM
Love the sky Smile
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
26 Jan 2009 7:21PM
Me too mate Smile
IanFlindt Plus
12 740 21 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 11:32AM
A really striking wide angle view of this location, Paul. I love the movement you've captured in that dramatic sky.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 12:10PM
Cheers Ian, a stop ND helped here!!!

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