Hadrians legacy

By MikeH
Escaped the fog at home on Saturday in favour of a last minute trip to Hadrians Wall with pro tog John Gardner who was on a mission to complete a commission for a book.

The late afternoon sun was tremendous with the heavy frost lingering still in the afternoon on the lee side of Housesteads crag providing contrast in the shade with the late sun giving beautiful tones.

It certainly beat waiting around at home for the fog to clear!

2 stop Lee hard grad used

Tags: Northumberland Photo journalism Wall Roman wall Hadrians wall Crags Landscape and travel Housesteads crag Classic view

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Comments


30 Nov 2008 5:46PM
Glad I am first to comment great composition and viewpoint.

Just enough of that beautiful pastel sky to set it off, love it!

Cliff

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lovely shot keep meaning to go to this spot but have never get round to it!
Glynn Plus
10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 5:51PM
Great lead in & great detail Mike - looks mighty cold out there sir.

Glynn
30 Nov 2008 5:52PM
Amazing place...
angej Plus
12 477 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 5:52PM
Beautiful location and a strong compositionSmile

Ange
katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 5:52PM
Excellent composition and with the low light and frost you have created a great image.
Kate
AlanBW Plus
10 20 England
30 Nov 2008 5:53PM
Stunner of a shot; wonderful composition and lead-through
LesF Plus
10 182 9
30 Nov 2008 6:09PM
Looks like you were blessed with some good light up north then, its a cracking shot Mike

LesF
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 6:12PM
A beauty here!!!
The composition is superb
Helen
ChazB Plus
11 64 3 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 6:39PM
Beautiful light and excellent detail and depth.
Charlotte
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
30 Nov 2008 6:53PM
This is stunning Mike, your best by a long way for a while IMHO.

Nick
tomcat Plus
11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 6:53PM
well worth the trip by the look of this excellent portrayal of our history

Adrian
30 Nov 2008 7:37PM
Absolutely fabulous landscape.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
30 Nov 2008 9:34PM
Like the details and light in this Mike - certainly better an the Grey day here.
Regards Richard.
thewaiter Plus
15 1.2k 9 England
30 Nov 2008 9:36PM
wonderful image, great light captured.
1 Dec 2008 8:23AM
Superb image and great light
Brian
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
1 Dec 2008 12:16PM
Super image, Mike, stunning colours...love it!
TrevB Smile
redstag Plus
11 100 15 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2008 4:45PM
That is a gorgeous image one of your very best. Could Mr Gardener sell this one instead for you? It would look great in a book.

Jon
31 Dec 2008 9:49PM
What beautiful colour and detail.This with a great subject/composition,a winning combination.
John
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
4 Jan 2009 12:00PM
The light is the winner here.Lovely leading lines and view.
Tom.
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
29 Jan 2009 3:28PM
Just came accross this one Superb. but dont come into Northumberland stealing all of our shots. Ask permission first.. lol.

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