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Honister Pass

By ade_mcfade      
NO it's no deja vu - it's very similar to none I posted last week and it's one I overlooked when sifting through the RAW's, found it last night.

It's from the car park a the slate mines up on Honister pass.

I prefer this one to the last because....

1, the light's better - on this one the rainbow had literally just started and we just had a few shafts lighting the far hills. I like bright spots in the middle of a dark scene, especially in the lakes


2, composition... with this one I think the balance of both sides of the gorge is better. You get a sense of both sides being high here, the other one was more right-centric. The black hill on the left shows you that both sides are hight. Also shots flat bits on the left are where trucks and little trains from the mine used to run - bit of history.

I think this was a lesson... go through your RAWs and tag the ones oyu like, but DON'T delete the old ones till you've revisted thm a while later.

here endeth the lesson Smile

Polarise, 3 stop grad and handheld

Tags: Lake district Lakes Honister pass Honister Landscape and travel

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viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 1:41PM
Beautiful - this one has everything. I particularly like the varying shades of grey in the sky.

Tetters 15 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 1:42PM
A marvelous autumn capture with a pot of gold to boot nice one .
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
2 Nov 2006 1:44PM
you've summed it up pretty well there Adrian. It's a crcking shot with gorgeous light.

bigtim 16 155
2 Nov 2006 1:47PM
Wow - real eye catcher. Beautiful colours and well (but not over-) saturated. Rainbow certainly adds interest - will have to look back and compare to the previous one.

Science question: why is the sky a stop lighter inside the rainbow compared to outside, and why is that effect not seen on the second rainbow? I've seen the effect before, but never understood why.

Well done anyway..
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
2 Nov 2006 1:50PM

in this shot, that white cloud was lower than the rest and may have cought the slowly emerging sun?

good question though!

would be interested to hear the comparisons with the last shot Smile

you know my thoughts, what are yours?
Dotrob 16 Wales
2 Nov 2006 1:51PM
Great moody sky and lighting. I agree I also prefer this shot.
bigtim 16 155
2 Nov 2006 1:57PM
OK - looked at both now. Agree about the light and the balance, but the leading in effect of the road on the first one is more attractive than the second. Not sure why, cos there is so little difference between them. This is the better one overall, though, so I will never ever ever delete a RAW file again!

bigtim 16 155
2 Nov 2006 1:58PM
I can't believe that's the answer to the rainbow question because it always happens that way. It happens with the naked eye too, and I often wondered if it's an optical illusion, but usually they don't transfer to film, so may be a true physical effect.
MikeBonsall 15 474 3 Guernsey
2 Nov 2006 2:04PM
This is the one for me!

paulcr 17 1.5k 9 Ireland
2 Nov 2006 2:06PM
That answer would make sense, as the far right of the lower rainbow is darker where its not catching the same light. Beauty by the way..
NevP 16 853 13 Canada
2 Nov 2006 2:28PM
This is another beuatiful shot. I rarely delete anything! Perhaps that's why I spend all my cash on hard drives?
proberts 17 218 4 Wales
2 Nov 2006 2:40PM
A cracker Ade,fabulous light and rainbow.
paulppp 16 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 2:42PM
Ace shot, wonderful!
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
2 Nov 2006 2:53PM
Beautiful image and good advice too.
Nice one Ade.
2 Nov 2006 2:58PM
Great shot. A stunning location, and you got some good light. Not for the faint hearted, the drive upto the slate place is it.....
McKenzie 15 22 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 2:58PM
Just perfect from corner to corner.
Tandberg 18 1.2k 2 England
2 Nov 2006 3:04PM
Perfection Adey Mate

A grand shot iNdeed
dwilkin 15 24.3k United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 3:04PM
Excellent timing - what a cracking shot.

I've often noticed the lighter sky within a rainbow, too, but never found an explanation
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
2 Nov 2006 3:13PM
another rainbow theory...

rainbows are created by light shining through water and the light being diffracted into the spectrum...

so for the existance of a rainbow we need some light to be diffracted

that light is what lightens up the cloud - the bow forms around the shaft of light
vinyl2godave 17 22 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 3:31PM
Everything about this shot is bang on, I've walked the Honister a few times and this is a great reflection of the place. Well done.
Chriscj 15 96 1 England
2 Nov 2006 3:38PM
Beautiful light and colour on the hills and a wonderful rainbow.

C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
2 Nov 2006 3:53PM
Amazing Ade !
AlleyCatz 15 274 6 England
2 Nov 2006 4:11PM
Cracking shot and great lesson endeth.

scott_jessuk 15 249 1 Scotland
2 Nov 2006 4:22PM
What a capture, breathtaking scenery and view. Lovely light.

shane 17 7 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 4:41PM

the colours you have captured here are so beautiful, great shot in every way

PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
2 Nov 2006 5:09PM
Yes, the thicker and more interesting cloud cover has made this one more dramatic. I prefer this one also.

JouŠo 17 56 Finland
2 Nov 2006 5:13PM
wow! Absolutely fabulous capture, Adrian!

bassan Plus
18 15
2 Nov 2006 5:14PM
beautifully captured
csurry 19 9.2k 92
2 Nov 2006 5:18PM
All these posts at strange time, why are you not working???
xinia 16 54
2 Nov 2006 5:40PM
drama on a grand scale - super!
TerryBaxter 15 11
2 Nov 2006 5:59PM
Authentic. Need I say more?
Big_T 15 58 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 6:01PM
this is so good i don't know what else to say. Superb stuff the best shot i've seen on here for along time. (apart from mine Wink )
Kris_Dutson 19 8.2k 1 England
2 Nov 2006 6:11PM
Stunning! - Not a word I use often. Smile

2 Nov 2006 6:23PM
Excellent! ShanSmile
Bridie 15 6
2 Nov 2006 6:49PM
Truly beautiful,what more can i say
tigerminx 17 237 South Africa
2 Nov 2006 7:24PM
First class.
tmann 16 4 2 United States
2 Nov 2006 8:20PM
incredible shot!!
dazzaman 15 631 England
2 Nov 2006 8:42PM
cracking work adrian
deegee 16 181 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 9:10PM
Simply stunning!
Billlee 15 5.5k England
2 Nov 2006 9:22PM
Interesting comments Ade, and a really well executed landscape. I am sure we lesser mortals are all learning! Bill.
chrisrudland 18 156 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 10:34PM
Good explanation and stunning capture of a rainbow.

ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 11:33PM
Excellent capture, beautiful light and tones, marvellous image.
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
3 Nov 2006 1:21AM
wow - just back from the pub and blown away!

fantastic response

cheers to you all for looking in

sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 10:31AM
STUNNING!!!!!!! well done.

mlewis 17 1.5k United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 3:30PM
Smashing photo. Wonderful Light.
Dinda 17 90 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 5:30PM
Oh... the large version of this is stunning! Felt as if I was falling into it.

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