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NT Centenary stone

By jeanie    
Been away for a few days camping with friends, kids and dogs. Unfortunatly it was not suitable to lug the tripod round with me, nor did I have the chance to go away and do some photography alone - but it was a good sociable few days : )

Anyway - we did a walk around Derwentwater, combining it with boat hopping from one part of the lake to the other, and we came across this artwork. It's been created for the National Trust when it was celebrating it's centenary in 1995. Thought I would give it a coat of looking at and photographing..

Special thanks to Kev (debakey) and Simon (meangreeny) for putting up with me last night while sorting out the raw software for the new camera! It finally works now Smile
(having to get to grips with Photoshop raw conversion as rawshooter not recognising the camera yet)
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1/15sec @ F/16, ISO 200, hand held, circular polariser.

Tags: General Stone Derwentwater Keswick Centenary National trust Carving Landscape and travel

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Paul_Barr 15 544 Scotland
13 Jul 2006 9:48AM
New camera! No holding you back now :o)

Like the patterns and textures in this.


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Tandberg 16 1.2k 2 England
13 Jul 2006 9:50AM
Never seen it!

Light's good comps good and i like the stone, mountain and sky as thirds.

GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 9:52AM
Great composition Jeannie, with good detail in the stone and the bg!
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 9:52AM
Cheers Paul and Dave.
Paul - not had a good go at playng with it properly yet. Will hopefully get a chance next week.
Dave - we didn't know about it till we saw a postcard with it on at the Visitor Centre at Wynlatter.

jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 9:53AM
Thanks Gill. I appreciate your thoughts. I wondered if it was a bit dull as no evening light etc etc.. and I did not want to mess with the colours - this is as it was.
xinia 14 54
13 Jul 2006 9:56AM
very striking foreground with the use of the centenary stone - the image looks a tad flat - wonder if a boost in saturation would add something to it - but maybe just a personal thing Smile
martin.w Plus
17 591 22 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 10:04AM
I know about it but have never found it :-(
arnieg 15 704 England
13 Jul 2006 10:12AM
excellent start with the new camera jeanie
but will it take otter shots
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 10:25AM
Thanks Maggie, Martin and Arnie.

I will try to warm up another version and try that tomorrow..

Martin - its between the Keswick landing and the Ashess landing. If you walked along the shore from the Keswick landings, following the "sunday walkers" path - past Friars Crag,and keep walking, you will find the stone as the path becomes less like a walk in the park and more a walk on a shore. About half hour's walk I guess.

Arnie - time will tell : )

rhion 16 35 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 10:35AM
It looks like one of those scenes that you can wander round and round trying to get that "definitive" angle. I get the feeling that you could have got a bit closer to the Centenary Stone (as the foreground is not that interesting) but I'm sure that would have thrown up its own problems, otherwise you'd have done itWink So I'll shut up and just wish you well with your new camera Jeanie!
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 10:40AM
Hi Richard. Cheers. I do have a closer version of it.. but was unsure which to upload. No need to shut up - all thoughts are appreciated. The stone is 1 meter in diameter so it's large enough to play with, photographically speaking of course : )
I was stuck to this angle due to the position of the sun though...

rhion 16 35 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 11:17AM
Glad you're not going to set the dogs on me next time you're up this way JeanieSmile
It makes a good mono by the waySmile
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 11:18AM
LOL, the dogs would only lick you to death!
Come on then - upload the mono in mods Smile
iajacks 14 24 England
13 Jul 2006 11:31AM
interesting twist on a land scape.

well done IAJACKS
highlander 16 32 Scotland
13 Jul 2006 12:22PM
Hello Jeanie, I am sure you had some quality time even without taking photos...good contrasting shot with the pattern on the stone featuring well against the dark forestry bg...good luck with the new camera.
Glynn 14 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 1:42PM

Great shot and well seen, love this sort of large foreground look.

JouŠo 15 56 Finland
13 Jul 2006 1:50PM
new toy, Jeanie........


Good to hear you had a great time...looking forward to see lots of 30D shots....what happened to your new macro lens??? Still have it???

BTW...Very nice shot...

martin.w Plus
17 591 22 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 2:15PM
Lol Jeanie, I was at both and must have walked towards it from both directions without actually reaching it!
ade_mcfade 15 15.2k 216 England
13 Jul 2006 5:16PM
you shouold have bought me spare 30D


no one wants it :-(

everyone's after 5D's now I've let them play with mine - stabbed myself in the foot there I think!
MalcolmS Plus
14 1.2k 13 England
13 Jul 2006 5:59PM
Good balance Jeanie, nice f/g detail, well composed

kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
13 Jul 2006 6:28PM
hope to see lots more from the new camera Jeanie
MickS 15 23 14 England
13 Jul 2006 6:51PM
Watcha Jeanie,
lovely pic and composition that the thumbnail fails to do justice, guddun .
dven Plus
14 42 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 7:09PM
Nice shot Jeanie, I know how you feel about RAW. i am still learning myself .

Kris_Dutson 17 8.2k 1 England
13 Jul 2006 7:16PM
Have an RC to justify the expense. Wink

PatrickSmith 15 1.2k 2 United States
13 Jul 2006 9:11PM
Hey look, there is only one line inside the circle on the stone! That is how much detail is in there. Raw is the only way to go. You'll get the hang of it and never look back.
tripodted 14 32 1 Northern Ireland
13 Jul 2006 9:24PM
Looking forward to lots of great shots with the new camera.
Nigel_95 Plus
14 262 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 9:24PM
Good shot Jeanie. I'm sure you will do your new camera proud.

redstag 14 100 15 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 11:38PM
Simply gorgeous shot, well worked.
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2006 12:13AM
Gosh thanks everyone - was not expecting much response to this. Maybe changing from rawshooter to the Adobe stuff wasn't so bad after all... may have just saved myself the expense of going from freebie rawshooter to $99 rawshooter : )

On bread and water for the rest of the year now I've been charmed by this camera Smile
(well the willpower lasted for a few months anyway!)

Cheers again each and all... Ade- you did not take credit cards : (


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