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Looking into the falls

By jdenman  
This shot is looking into the base of Ahshgill Force from the side, as I was seen taking in mrswoolybill's lovely candid shots which were uploaded yesterday. I used a slow shutter speed to try and capture an almost misty looking landscape, using the wet rock in the foreground as a solid base. I liked the single leaf and reflection of the blue sky upon the rock which add some colour, to what might have been a dull image without it.

Tags: Cumbria Epz General Mine Alston North pennines Landscape and travel Ashgill Garrigill Ashgill force Woolybills

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Comments


cassiecat 9 39 46 England
22 Oct 2008 7:28AM
really like this one, the composition and FG work really well, lesley

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jaktis 13 84 Sweden
22 Oct 2008 7:30AM
Lovely subtle tones

Peter
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
22 Oct 2008 7:43AM
Great shot, love the mistiness of the water and the leaf in the foreground.

Nicky
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
22 Oct 2008 8:00AM
Nice mistiness in this.
Jim
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
22 Oct 2008 8:07AM
Superb feel to this. Carol
exposure Plus
13 5.2k England
22 Oct 2008 8:20AM
Lovely sharp detail John great tones exposure and composition and Leaf colour and detail..
Pauline.
MandsH 10 England
22 Oct 2008 8:20AM
Wonderful, you've captured this so well
mandy
jondee 9 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 8:22AM
This is superb John.
john
dwarf 9 52 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 8:25AM
like this a lot
dorothy
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
22 Oct 2008 8:25AM
Mysterious John, rugged image. Ron.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 8:42AM
I love the leaf and the blue of the rock in the foreground, interesting shot.

Linda
Richsr 10 91 223 England
22 Oct 2008 8:47AM
Like your take on this - your really get the feel of the water pouring down.
Well captured.
Regards Richard.
Anthony 16 5.6k 17 Scotland
22 Oct 2008 8:49AM
I thought this was a mono from the thumbnail. Love that tiny wee splash of colour, fabulous work.

Anthony
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
22 Oct 2008 8:57AM
Wonderful!
well captured... slow shutter speed worked well
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
22 Oct 2008 9:12AM
Beautiful shot.
Cheers
Bill
Stunning shot as usual John! You have some fantastic scenery around you - and I love the reportage you provide too of where, when, with who etc Wink
Thanks for sharing
Clare
cjl47 9 4 3 England
22 Oct 2008 9:19AM
Brilliant John, excellent shot.
chris
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 9:27AM
Wow a shot full of mystery, could be a moonscape even
Mavis
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1812 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 9:29AM
Oh wow, this is what we missed! One of the best waterfall shots I've seen because it gets to the heart of the matter. Despite the power of water hitting rock, the feeling behind the falls was incredibly peaceful.
And isn't it wonderful how we all saw totally different pictures there?
Moira
Xiaoli 9 661 14 South Africa
22 Oct 2008 9:34AM
OH NOW I JUST LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really stunning and evocative.
DLLP 9 27 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 9:55AM
I have enjoyed your Ashgill series; not a fall I am familiar with.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 10:02AM
A classic image that reminds me compositionally of some early mountaineering photos I have seen, taken in the 1860s or thenabouts, "Beneath the Glaciers on the Meije" or some such. I too was convinced that this was in mono until I noticed the leaf - an appealing touch. Excellent photography.
Bill
IFIMAGE 9 143 Wales
22 Oct 2008 10:28AM
Cracking shot, like the way you worked this scene.
Cheers ian...
glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
22 Oct 2008 11:24AM
I saw you in Moira's upload yesterday.
I love water shots and this is a cracker, the leaf adds just that bit of colour.
Congratulations.

Robert
casson 11 3 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 11:36AM
Excellent shot, very thought provoking.
John
49er 11 564
22 Oct 2008 12:01PM
love this shot.. Have never tried the real close up of a waterfall. Shows a tottaly different view.

Regards

edgar
22 Oct 2008 12:22PM
well taken
RTDS 9 Cyprus
22 Oct 2008 12:42PM
Excellent capture.
Really like this shot,great deatails...even the leaf..awsome.
Robert
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Oct 2008 12:57PM
Very atmospheric
Silverzone 10 2 England
22 Oct 2008 12:59PM
super image. Sylvia
22 Oct 2008 1:32PM
Like this very much John, very 'ethereal', almost abstract. Another great capture to add to your super portfolio. HDave
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 1:42PM
It's an absolute beauty, I want to come.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
22 Oct 2008 2:01PM
What a brilliant capture, so well done.
Bob
sitan1 Plus
9 1.1k United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 2:09PM
Love the misty effect caused by the cascading water.
A fantastic perspective, well done John.
SUPERB!
Simon
Waggie 9 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 2:21PM
Brrrr. Super atmospheric shot, well captured,
Paula
PeelNStick 13 4 United States
22 Oct 2008 2:22PM
Great capture. Wonderful location.
22 Oct 2008 2:23PM
Mysterious feel nice tones
Dawn
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
22 Oct 2008 2:31PM
Yes John,without the leaf and reflection,it would be a monochromatic image.I do like a bit of wet rock.A nice sheen to it here.Good inclusion of the leaf.
Super image.
Mick.
Cormy 10 3 England
22 Oct 2008 2:42PM
Tremendous atmospheric image John.Super work.
Cheers
Alan
sillygirl 9 9 Sweden
22 Oct 2008 2:58PM
LOVE IT!!! lost for words Grin
Marie
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 3:07PM
Such a beautiful composition....subtle colours with the blue sky reflected........ Gerry
sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 3:12PM
what a corker john

marc
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
22 Oct 2008 3:46PM
Now I love that John superb use of the light
alansdottir 9 60 7 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 3:48PM
Love the mistiness of the spray and the clarity of the wet rock - the touch of colour from the single leaf just sets it off nicely.
oppo 11 6 2 Scotland
22 Oct 2008 4:08PM
Now this one is special ! Almost monochromatic. Love the mist and blur in the distance and the subtle bit of colour with the leaf in the foreground.

Phil
RuthyJ 11 England
22 Oct 2008 4:19PM
I can feel all that damp, cold air.. Excellant shot.
22 Oct 2008 5:04PM
I agree with the other comments, what a great shot.
peter
fatherpie 9 18 12 England
22 Oct 2008 5:05PM
Oooohhh mono! Lovely stuff John!
dave
danbrann 13 636 17
22 Oct 2008 5:05PM
Well thought out and executed John.
22 Oct 2008 5:59PM
A great captured shot

Katie
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
22 Oct 2008 6:24PM
Superb image

Stace
piccy 11 8 Wales
22 Oct 2008 6:24PM
Ver nice indeed.
freda
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
22 Oct 2008 6:29PM
Nice and moody shot.
philsmed 9 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 6:38PM
Good take - great tones and eposure
Phil
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
22 Oct 2008 6:39PM
Beautiful image with wonderful tones.
Rende
22 Oct 2008 6:41PM
GREAT IMAGE
BlindMonkey 13 158
22 Oct 2008 6:53PM
Another fantastic shot.

Well done

Ian
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
22 Oct 2008 6:54PM
Super shot!!!!! Now I know what you were concentrating on so intently. The one spot of color is a touch of genius.
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 7:12PM
Another great shot and presentation
Regards
Pete
Roly 10 Wales
22 Oct 2008 7:44PM
Excellent.
wyatturp 12 2 England
22 Oct 2008 8:06PM
well done looks super

DougSmile
betts 9 1 England
22 Oct 2008 8:06PM
Well John this is a amazing capture, awesome.......
betts
BURNSIE 9 25 4 England
22 Oct 2008 8:10PM
Very well captured, great image.
Burnsie
22 Oct 2008 8:42PM
nice work
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
22 Oct 2008 8:49PM
Lovely image. Good composition.
Andy
edwood 9 3 Scotland
22 Oct 2008 9:34PM
great mono shot
22 Oct 2008 9:48PM
Very moody,well done. Tony
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
22 Oct 2008 10:10PM
Magnificent shot... adding color or b/w it would be awesome either way
derekv 10 3 England
22 Oct 2008 10:50PM
Excellent shot, John, love the mistiness and the two spots of colour.
Derek
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
23 Oct 2008 6:32AM
Great work.

Rock
fentiger 16 916 24 England
23 Oct 2008 8:35AM
Moody atmospheric shot well seen and captured.

Albert
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 12:41PM
Good work...
Dave
Mikelane 10 1 Wales
23 Oct 2008 4:02PM
Simply stunning work on this well captured regards
Mike
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 6:26PM
Brilliant!
Johanna
Hebe 10 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 6:53PM
Wow! What a beautiful and atmospheric shot.
KevSB 13 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 7:11PM
great shot
NEWMANP 9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 8:04PM
i like the differece in contrast between the foreground rock and the rest and the dab of colour works well, you need to do what we do and take some red maple leaves as backup lol
Phil
23 Oct 2008 11:00PM
Superb
RAYMO 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2008 1:09AM
Brilliant capture, stunner of a shot...

Ray
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2008 7:57AM
Stunning shot; a great atmosphere and sense of mystery
Tim
churchill123 13 233 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2008 11:53AM
Very powerful,made me shiver!
Linda
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
24 Oct 2008 3:53PM
Excellent
janehewitt 14 215 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2008 5:19PM
You have some amazing shots in your PF, this one is just inspirational! jane
25 Oct 2008 10:19PM
A wonderful image the misty damp looks very wild untamed,David
Ricky37 10 12
26 Oct 2008 9:02AM
wow that is awesome Smile
26 Oct 2008 12:42PM
I like the feeling of dampness in this shot.

Tracey
konu 9 31 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2008 7:40AM
superb!!!
tg 13 86 Scotland
31 Oct 2008 1:49PM
An absolute stunner! Great detail and angle. Well captured.
Thomas
4 Nov 2008 4:05PM
Nice one...It has great atmospher in it
cliff449 9 8 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 1:24PM
I can only add to what has previously been said, this is superb

Cliff

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