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Lighting the Valley

By martinl  
One more from Saturday up on Ringing Roger above Edale.

This was before the sun finally made it through all that thick cloud to light where we were. There were a few chinks in the cloud that were letting light through, and looked pretty good from our viewpoint. As you can imagine, this was a metering nightmare. Snowy foreground, dark mid ground, dark sky, and a very bright area where the sun was coming through the gap in the clouds. I know there are some burnt out bits, but i don't really care, as they were extremely bright anyway!

Have a great day folks.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: TelStar, sut68, Gary_Macleod and 41 more

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sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
24 Feb 2010 9:16AM
A bloody good exposure to me mate, looks fine and very natural too. Don't envy you trying to get this right, but it looks bang on the money for me.

TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 9:21AM
Beautifully done; lovely light and textural detail.

nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
24 Feb 2010 9:25AM
Great image, great shot!
24 Feb 2010 9:40AM
We'll managed Martin. Looks spot on to me.

Falconer 16 16
24 Feb 2010 9:41AM
very dramatic conditions, worth the climb!
24 Feb 2010 9:43AM
Beautiful image, wonderful light !

saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
24 Feb 2010 9:44AM
Fantastic image the composition so grand and captured well thanks for sharing
24 Feb 2010 10:43AM
great shot brilliant light well captured.
Dennis_Bromage 14 45 20 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 10:49AM
Yeh great exposure. You need the burned out areas in the sky to make them brighter than the snow. Beautifully done Smile
andy_AHG 12 106 6 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 12:21PM
Lovely atmospheric shot Martin and a great, deep, long view. Well handled too.

michaelcombe 12 46 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 1:31PM
Excellent capture Martin, hopefully see some more of these!

youngwooly 13 1 England
24 Feb 2010 3:07PM
Great work as always Martin

cooperr 14 90 1
24 Feb 2010 7:31PM
Beautiful light in the distance Martin.
martin.w Plus
19 609 28 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 7:37PM
LOL, put a similar shot up, but a bit later on. Agree it was incredibly difficult to expose....but here you have a result Smile
GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
24 Feb 2010 7:45PM
Same place, same time and three very different takes on the same subject.
dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 8:01PM
looks a bit of a nightmare to sort out. Done really well. Nice image Martin.


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