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Honister Slate Mine

By ade_mcfade      
I'm probably not the first person to be relieved to see a loo at the slate mine visitor centre... so we stopped there and were just about to have a brew when Damian saw a rainbow.

It had been bleak, raining, wet, cold and miserable all the way from Keswick and Thirlmere, so seeing some sun and a rainbow was a miracle.

Took a few, some with the funny slate fence posts in and the like - but I think this one sums up the moment well. To the left it was still black and horrible, but to the right a ray of sunshine brought out all the colours of autumn.

And a rainbow.

We actually ran to the car.....

this is handheld with a polariser and 3 stops of grad on the top. F8 or so to get a shutter of 1/50th. IS on at about 30mm?

off the top of my head Smile

Tags: Cumbria Rainbow Lakes Buttermere Honister pass Honister Landscape and travel

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Naturesview 17 38 Scotland
25 Oct 2006 6:06PM
Beautiful image well caught.

Paul
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
25 Oct 2006 6:06PM
out of this world...

Jouko
xinia 16 54
25 Oct 2006 6:07PM
now that is some pic
terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 6:10PM
A Cracking shot Ade....i was there sunday....Whata day that was...BRRRRR
csurry 19 9.2k 92
25 Oct 2006 6:10PM
At least it's not raining - unlike here - who said working for you-know-who would be fun. Soaked through!
dionne 17 29 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 6:11PM
A real stunner! Such amazing colours! Terrific composition and an added bonus of the rainbow!
TerryBaxter 15 11
25 Oct 2006 6:12PM
Great photo of a very moody and beautiful place.
jasonS 15 9 England
25 Oct 2006 6:14PM
Stunning image ade.nice one
25 Oct 2006 6:15PM
excellent capture and color..

alex
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 6:16PM
This one has it all. A really beautiful landscape.

Phil.
Westers 17 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
25 Oct 2006 6:18PM
Are you ill??? The colours seem very restrained in this.

;o)
danbrann 17 640 17
25 Oct 2006 6:19PM
God one Ade.Could do well.Different viewpoint to the last one I saw. i prefer it without the posts and fence.
Danny
AndrewPP 16 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 6:21PM
Beautiful
conrad 17 10.9k 116
25 Oct 2006 6:25PM
Somtimes you can only stumble upon these perfect circumstances by accident - how lucky you were! Love the light and the rainbow - excellent capture!

Conrad
AnnaBanana 15 119 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 6:31PM
Exquisite. What a capture!

Anna Smile
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 6:32PM
Top Drawer stuff -Love the rainbow as well as the strong colours.

Jeanie
rhiw_com 15 24
25 Oct 2006 6:35PM
A quality capture, the colours and composition are superb. Brilliant camera work.

Rg Tony
mr g 17 403 3 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 7:03PM
Great autumn colour and composition
Rob
25 Oct 2006 7:11PM
Great pic, Been there many-a-time!
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
25 Oct 2006 7:31PM
Lucky...

that's me, seem to manage to get good shots when the weather's been abismal. Little gaps in the clouds and bang - bagged one!!

Colours....

Not too bad for me. Those reds started getting silly so I pulled back quick!
Billlee 15 5.5k England
25 Oct 2006 7:50PM
Great colours and composition, right place right time! Bill.
Kris_Dutson 19 8.2k 1 England
25 Oct 2006 8:18PM
Lucky? - right place right time. Wink

Superb.

Kris.
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 8:24PM
Marvellous tones, lovely rainbow.
Chriscj 15 96 1 England
25 Oct 2006 8:41PM
Awesome colours and rainbow.

Chris
Loupix 15 80 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 9:13PM
great photo, very lucky too
redstag 16 100 15 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 9:22PM
Impressive, the colours are amazing, and a rainbow too. Sometimes it all comes together, well taken.
Jon
starliz 17 1.6k 3 England
25 Oct 2006 9:25PM
great colours and a rainbow just to make the image that extra special,superb shot.
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
25 Oct 2006 9:26PM
wow - thanks everyone, wasn't as sure about this one as the others, but you've proved me wrong.
25 Oct 2006 10:21PM
Fantastic image and colours!

Stan
Camairish 16 1.4k Scotland
26 Oct 2006 12:01AM
Amazing palette of colour - and then a rainbow too,

Ian.
Tooth 16 5.8k 227 Ireland
26 Oct 2006 12:10AM
Passed here a few weeks ago on a short weekend, but it certaily didn't look like this ! nicely captured and beautifully composed

Stephen
tripodted 16 32 1 Northern Ireland
26 Oct 2006 12:25AM
Cracker shot! You have captured the light brilliantly and the rainbow makes this one extra special.
Ted
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 22 Wales
26 Oct 2006 6:08AM
Fantastic shot Ade.Love the moorland colours.
Great.
Tom.
26 Oct 2006 8:11AM
oh its beautiful. the colours are gorgeous Smile
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2006 10:12AM
Gorgeous capture, love the composition and colours.

Ali
chris-p Plus
16 75 England
26 Oct 2006 2:09PM
Nicely taken..
Chris
sneazy 17 74 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2006 3:14PM
Absolutely stunning! I was there a few weeks back and it was just the same only I got no sun! Wonderful colours, light and of course, the rainbow Wink

Mark
Tandberg 18 1.2k 2 England
27 Oct 2006 6:44PM
Smashing Light and capture buddy

The colours great and the rainbow's the icing on the cake
Dave
5 Nov 2006 11:49AM
The harder you work at photography the luckier you get. It's not original but the person who said it is dead right.

All the very best
Dougie
27 Nov 2006 3:17PM
Fabulous; love that rainbow. helen

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