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Into The Light

By Jasper87  
Finally got round to sorting some (well, one anyway) of my recent Scarborough shots. This one is from the Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery (originally one cemetery but acknowledged now as two distinct areas). Constructed in a valley, it links to a lovely walk down to the beach at the North Bay from my parents place and has some wonderful nooks and crannies, secret hollows and fern gullies like this one. I couldn't find any 'resident' of fame or notoriety but the list of tree species was quite impressive - Japanese cedar, western hemlock, coast redwood, monkey puzzle, giant redwood, Austrian pine, wych elm, purple myrobalan plum, ristate beech (possibly the tallest in Yorkshire at 20.5 metres (67ft)), Deodar cedar, Tree of Heaven and Highclere holly.

Iso 400, f16, 1/20sec, 17mm, tripod and remote release. Cropped, levels adjusted (CS5), and sharpened a tad.


Tags: Trees Scarborough Autumn colour Landscape and travel Contrejour

Voters: gwynn56, andylea, tony64 and 105 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:20AM
grand comp dave wonderful light and colour belting detail a cracker nice one Wink
tony64 17 204 9 England
2 Nov 2012 8:24AM
Beautiful light DaveGrin
2 Nov 2012 8:28AM
Great image and very nice lighting.

Nice one.


barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:40AM
whoah!!!! great image
interesting read
MandyG 9 2 England
2 Nov 2012 8:41AM
Love the darkness and strong light fighting to get through the trees.
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
2 Nov 2012 8:43AM
Wow ! How special is this !! I love the light shining through on the rocks and foliage ! Great composition. Excellent photo GrinGrin
canonfan 11 7 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:47AM
A cracking image Dave. Beautiful light
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:49AM
Gorgeous! Natural light in all its beauty, plus I suspect some careful processing to achieve that evenness of detail. We were out yesterday aiming for this sort of effect, my results were rubbish...
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
2 Nov 2012 9:03AM
A wonderful composition and capture, Dave, hope you took an image of one of the monkey puzzle trees, it's ages since I saw one Smile Carol
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 9:16AM
The back lighting is allowing the fern to stand out as a f/g feature very nicely, Dave, and is showing off the colours in the autumn leaves above.
marktc Plus
11 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 9:23AM
Superb comp with excellent lighting and wonderful colour. Nicely done mate
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 9:24AM
Superb pov and light in this. That list of "residents" sounds wonderful!

User_Removed 11 48 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 9:32AM
Superb woodland image, great comp' and DOF.
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 9:44AM
Stunning shot, great composition and colours and that light is simply superb

2 Nov 2012 10:20AM
Dave, very nice details here which we generally miss in life. Deep
TONKSPHOTO 11 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 10:33AM
Love it,not many people would of spotted this...........John
2 Nov 2012 10:43AM
fine capture Dave the light is working well for you here weather makes all the differenceTongueWink and looks like you had some again!!!!

SlowSong Plus
13 10.0k 30 England
2 Nov 2012 11:27AM
A lovely low ditch there Dave. Got the light just right.
2 Nov 2012 11:47AM
Nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 12:45PM
Good image Dave with nice light coming through the trees.
2 Nov 2012 12:55PM
Super image Dave, like this a lot, excellent foreground detail,
mark1309 14 13 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 1:11PM
Beautiful image, light and composition are wonderful, Mark.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 1:19PM
Great pov Dave - superb composition
and beautifully exposed. Not so easy in wooded areas!
Impressive list of trees!
fificat100 10 5 2 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 1:38PM
A beautiful eye-catching scene, superb lighting.

danbrann 17 640 17
2 Nov 2012 1:45PM
You have done so well with this Dave taking all the complications into consideration.
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 2:16PM
nice backlit Dave and the detail is excellent too.
have a good weekend
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 2:59PM
Beautiful image Dave.

AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 3:20PM
Clever use of the light on the fern Dave - difficult to get right, I'd imagine!
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 3:46PM
Excellent image, Dave like the low pov.

2 Nov 2012 4:08PM
I love the light that there is in this very lovely image, Dave!Smile
Regards Valery
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
2 Nov 2012 4:34PM
A beautiful capture, Dave, and what super light catching the foreground fern and foliage Wink
Trev Smile
Niknut Plus
11 3.1k 82 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 5:07PM
Beautiful shot !!!!....that sunlit fern adds lots of 'character' !!
Growmore 12 4 3 England
2 Nov 2012 5:12PM
Wonderful light in this beautiful composition Dave very nice work here.
carper123 Plus
10 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 5:45PM
Wonderful composition, Dave, luv your chosen pov and a great job on a difficult lighting situation.
Well done mate.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
zapar40 11 66 5 Wales
2 Nov 2012 5:46PM
a lovely shot Dave.
HELANA 11 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 5:59PM
Very good lighting there Dave,grate composed image, with lovely colours.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
2 Nov 2012 6:15PM
Excellent light and composition

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
2 Nov 2012 7:22PM
a brilliant capture---light well seen and used to perfection!
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
2 Nov 2012 7:32PM
A very inviting scene. I really like the light on that foreground fern. Nicely captured, Dave.
2 Nov 2012 7:36PM
Yes Dave this has great into the light effect giving great depth.
A lovely vibrant colourful capture. Well done. WesternRed.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 9:06PM
What a shot
and the light has given such a impact onto this
this a real beauty Dave
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 9:08PM
I like the inclusion of the fern in the b,g a great shot
wolfy 17 36 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 9:11PM
Excellent bit of light captured there Dave Smile
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
2 Nov 2012 9:51PM
Beautiful image with lovely light on the fern
pdcche 11 4 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 10:17PM
Nice light and comp Dave, you have sunshine, we have rain, Peter..
Humblebee 9 1 England
2 Nov 2012 10:55PM
Splendid! Your pov and the light upon the autumn leaves and fern is wonderful and somehow one expects to see small woodland creatures peek out from here and there. I love it and would be proud to hang it on my wall ... Carol Grin
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
2 Nov 2012 11:06PM
Morning fresh .
debu 11 India
2 Nov 2012 11:24PM
Lovely image and lighting.
sable 13 9 7 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 8:22AM
Different but very interesting image and I love Scarborough - what a great mix of trees etc - great textures and colour - great use of available light - Elizabeth xx
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 9:33AM
Like the lit fern and the inclusion of brown leaves to contrast with the green. Good work Dave. Paul
Tibetan 9 3 England
3 Nov 2012 9:56AM
A splendid photo Dave, good use of light and shadow well presented, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Nov 2012 1:02PM
Great angle and contrasting light and colours for me.
frz67 12 10 32 Italy
3 Nov 2012 4:36PM
the light is simply beautiful.
great processing too

3 Nov 2012 7:17PM
Brilliant image with fabulous light, love the pov
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
3 Nov 2012 7:43PM
Excellent light in this very inviting image - superb exposure control.

3 Nov 2012 7:48PM
A beautiful image Dave and wonderful light.well done..Lin
moiral 11 12 Scotland
3 Nov 2012 9:23PM
Wonderful shot Dave. Feels so magical and I do think there should be fairies there Grin. Moira
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 7:53AM
Like the low pov on this Dave and of course the backlighting. Sounds like an interesting place especially for any tree enthusiasts!
swanseamale47 13 124 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 9:07AM
Lovely lighting on this.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
4 Nov 2012 9:11AM
Well controlled Dave good details too
Regards Richard
xwang 12 56 8
4 Nov 2012 9:45AM
Well spotted image, beautiful light&colour, and excellent light control.
evelen 16 5 England
4 Nov 2012 6:09PM
wonderful shot colours and detail and lighting.
Paree 16 616 3
4 Nov 2012 6:15PM
98 votes and well worthe every one,
this is pure magic

twelvemegs 11 6 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 9:14PM
I really like the light on this Dave.

NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
4 Nov 2012 9:47PM
Nice shot from a place you obviously love.
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 5:47AM
Very nice work...
A very eye catching image...
It makes you stop and look..
You see the detail and it hold you in the image...
That takes great skill...

BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
5 Nov 2012 3:51PM
Lovely capture Dave.
Like the POV.
wow over 100 votes !

almiles 12 38 102 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:10PM
It's a very well controlled exposure Dave, virtually no burn out and that's a very impressive dynamic range for a single image. Like Ronnie, I like the lighting on the fern. The PoV felt quite subterranean and then when I read it was in a graveyard... feels more like a newborn zombie's eye view! The ivy leads your eye up the tree very effectively.
Jocelia 10 2 1 Australia
6 Nov 2012 9:18AM
Super comp here Dave, love the p.o.v. with all the lovely
undergrowth. Yes great shot…….Wink

Fefe Plus
10 61 37 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:11PM
Excellent............. wish I had time to read some of the comments but I have to finish War and Peace by midnight and I am only on page 53Tongue

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