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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.

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

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..

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

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

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.
AndrewPP 16 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 6:21PM
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!

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.

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
25 Oct 2006 7:11PM
Great pic, Been there many-a-time!
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
25 Oct 2006 7:31PM

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!!


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


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.

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.
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!

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

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

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.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 22 Wales
26 Oct 2006 6:08AM
Fantastic shot Ade.Love the moorland colours.
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.

chris-p Plus
16 75 England
26 Oct 2006 2:09PM
Nicely taken..
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

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
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
27 Nov 2006 3:17PM
Fabulous; love that rainbow. helen

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