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Ready for Your Close-Up.......

By MrsS    
....Mr deMilne??

Thought it was about time I gave one of my favourite subjects a starring role with a close-up shot, so here it is! Wink

Another one from a while back, when Paul & I went up to the Lakes for the afternoon.

For me, it's just a peaceful scene and I've used the tree to frame the shot for a change.

Think this is going to be a bit like Marmite - - so opinions really welcome Smile

Off to teach Bridge this morning - - I'll catch up with you all later Smile

Thanks for looking and whatever your Thursday brings, I hope it's kind to you Smile

Fran x

Tags: Sky Gate Tree Lakes Shore Ullswater Hdr Flowers and plants Roots Landscape and travel I think Wildlife and nature

Voters: pmaclll, joze, Techno and 78 more

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pmaclll 13 5 Scotland
30 Oct 2008 8:45AM
nice capture

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joze 12 Slovenia
30 Oct 2008 8:45AM
Great shot.
Techno Plus
11 4.2k 8 England
30 Oct 2008 8:45AM
Lovely composition and light.
jenquest 17 561 1 Tokelau
30 Oct 2008 8:50AM
Looks very magical.
30 Oct 2008 8:50AM
Beautiful, a stunning shot.
peugeot406 13 7 1 England
30 Oct 2008 9:03AM
Super image, great comp and light
Ian-Munro 12 200 15 Wales
30 Oct 2008 9:05AM
Great image. The composition is key for me along with top quality PPing.

danbrann 15 640 17
30 Oct 2008 9:15AM
All of the right colours in the right places. Excellent.
dianah 13 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 9:19AM
Stunning composition Fran..I love the tree that runs into the lefthand corner, there is so much intrest in the roots and moss. Nothing like marmite, although I do love marmite ! Smile This is a very eye catching piece of photography.
RAYMO 12 2 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 9:24AM
Breathtaking image, stunning, love it...

cjl47 11 5 3 England
30 Oct 2008 9:31AM
A gorgeous composition.
monkeygrip 11 574 6 England
30 Oct 2008 9:51AM
First class composition fantastic. Stu
30 Oct 2008 9:54AM
Wonderful framed composition Fran, and a supurb use of light, well done.

30 Oct 2008 10:05AM
Beautiful composition, and light.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
30 Oct 2008 10:12AM
Stunning composition, Fran, really love everything about it. Carol
kaybee 15 6.8k 26 Scotland
30 Oct 2008 10:28AM
What an absolute cracker Missus.

One thing I am not keen on (and I will probably be the only one) is the way the darker reflection behind that left hand fence upright seems to continue down to the bottom of the picture. I know it is the shadow on the root as well and it is just an optical illusion - but I might be tempted to lighten the root just a shade to break that 'line'

Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
30 Oct 2008 10:45AM
Stunning when view large Fran super detail and colour and tones

jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
30 Oct 2008 11:06AM
Very nice composition and light in this.
LesF 13 182 9
30 Oct 2008 1:22PM
Nice one Fran, bit dark in places but I do like it

30 Oct 2008 2:16PM
breathtaking view. Sylvia
TyChee 14 275 1 United States
30 Oct 2008 2:45PM
Fantastic composition!
danielwaters 11 93 4 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 4:03PM
Lovely relaxing theme superbly composed.
Blenkinsopp 13 320 4 England
30 Oct 2008 4:09PM
I love marmite!
Lovely composition and foreground detail and although the light isn't as dramatic as many of your shots the whole thing has a lovely calm and tranquil atmosphere.
Jouİo 15 56 Finland
30 Oct 2008 4:12PM
totally fabulous.......

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Oct 2008 5:12PM
Gosh, Thanks Everyone. Just got in after a long day out teaching followed by lunch and SHOPPING!!!! Smile

So, it's a really nice surprise to read all your comments. Taken on board the ones about it being dark and the shoreline - - but I must admit I like it. Smile

Thanks Again, ALL!! Grin
Fran x
GrahamNobles 11 9 4 England
30 Oct 2008 5:44PM
Oh, nicely lit!
casson 13 3 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 5:55PM
So serene and calm, just lovely
30 Oct 2008 6:08PM
wonderful comp' and colour.

John Smile
rangerpaul 12 19 7 England
30 Oct 2008 7:14PM
Tranquillity personified!
chase Plus
14 1.3k 273 England
30 Oct 2008 7:35PM
Don't like Marmite but I like this Fran !
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Oct 2008 8:28PM
Thanks Graham, John (x2) Wink, Paul and Janet Smile

Fran x
GlynnisFrith 13 23 3 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 8:28PM
Fab landscape the tree does frame the view well & I like all the mosses roots
RockArea 13 18 3 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 9:34PM
Lovely image, Fran. The framing works great.

garymcparland 13 343 3 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 9:34PM
beautiful fran, great composition

chris-p 14 72 England
30 Oct 2008 10:15PM
Something about this shot that keeps me coming back to it....very unusual and has a certain 3d about it Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Oct 2008 10:33PM
Thanks Glynnis, David, Gary and MrP Smile

It took me a long time to decide if I liked it or not, MrP Wink

Fran x
Wooly 14 112 4 England
31 Oct 2008 7:29AM
Beautiful scene and composition Fran.

TonyFrith 12 3 6 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2008 8:03PM
Superb HDR
but its also the composition which makes the shot
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
31 Oct 2008 8:10PM
Thanks Alan & Tony Smile

Fran x
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
1 Nov 2008 6:36PM
A beautiful moody shot Fran,really like this.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
1 Nov 2008 7:35PM
Thanks Tom Smile

F x
dazzaman 13 631 England
2 Nov 2008 3:57PM
i bloody hate the stuff, but i love this fran, imho, this is one of your best, in your p/f. did you use a burst of fill in, or has the hdr brought it out.
well done fran, a masterpiece.
the comp is amazing.
jeanie Plus
15 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 12:03AM
Beautiful work, Fran.
3 Nov 2008 6:48AM
I have chosen your image this week for my award. Not only is it simply amazing in colour, clarity, composition and light, but it also inspires the author in me to write.

Excellent work.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
3 Nov 2008 8:21PM
Thanks Daz, Sis & Kevin Smile

Just hdr, Daz, would have no idea where to start with fill in Wink

Kevin, I'm really honoured, THANK YOU Smile

Cheers All
Fran x
Stewy 12 103 2 England
10 Nov 2008 7:46PM
Really like this Fran.

Very refreshing to see something a little different on here.

redstag 14 100 15 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2009 12:23PM
One of your best compositions IMO, a lovely shot.
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2009 12:31PM
Gorgeous picture, love the light and the whole comp is something I could live with on my wall
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
22 Feb 2009 4:25PM
Thanks Martyn, Jon & Linda Smile

Fran x

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