By Fefe
Taken Saturday while on a walk at Monsal Head in Derbyshire. Please view large. The last time I went in this tunnel (that is a dis-used railway line and now part of the Monsal Trail), was back in 2014 when I first purchased this camera, I remember I wanted to try out its ISO capabilities. But I had only had the camera a short while and was still very much learning how to use it.

Today's image was taken from deep within the tunnel where you cant see daylight and a long exposure of 30 seconds.
I could have sat there for ages trying different shutter speeds etc, but I think Mr Fefe wanted to move on TongueTongueWink.....please beware, if you do sit all the years since it was a railway line, they have still not cleaned up the soot TongueTongueTongueTongueBlush

I do have a few more images GrinGrin
Please note that although I am known to faff quite a bit Wink...this most of my images only have regular tweaks and this has had hardly any tweaks at all Grin

So grateful for all recent C&C and UA's on my previous image 'Banners'!

Tags: General Tunnel Architecture Derbyshire Monsal dale Monsal head Old railway line No daylight


6 Jul 2020 1:26PM
I was beginning to think I had tunnel vision, Diane.SmileSmile
Lovely capture.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2265 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2020 1:28PM
Love the low pov. It's a walk that we know well...
6 Jul 2020 1:30PM
Really like this!! Know what you mean about partners & long exposures; Mrs C often frowns when tripods and/or long exposures are mentioned Wink
Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
6 Jul 2020 1:37PM
Great work!
Love the composition and the point of view Smile

6 Jul 2020 1:41PM
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2020 1:51PM
Love the curvature accentuated by the low POV.
Superb image.
6 Jul 2020 2:23PM
Great view point and comp', Diane an excellent image.

6 Jul 2020 2:25PM
Excellent composition and exposure Diane, super image,
manicam 16 44 1 Canada
6 Jul 2020 2:30PM
Absolutely extremely excellent photo, Diane GrinGrinGrin

bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
6 Jul 2020 2:34PM
like the low angle - fine work
adagio Plus
1 3 2 England
6 Jul 2020 2:51PM
Great composition Diane, and the low angle works really well. I do like the differing colours in the stonework and how the eyes are drawn to the lights, guiding the viewer round the bend.......oops, in the nicest possible way!!
6 Jul 2020 2:52PM
Good light and view point. KlausGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
10 11.0k 66 Norway
6 Jul 2020 2:53PM
To tweak or to faff? That is the question...decision, decisions...*sigh*
Terrific long exposure capture, Diane...and you tell that bloke he'll have to wait as long as it takes, and stop complaining!Wink
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
6 Jul 2020 2:54PM
A very pleasing image indeed there Diane , terrific POV !!!
6 Jul 2020 3:04PM
an excellent shot
Minty805 Plus
4 33 6 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2020 3:13PM
That's a fascinating structure, well portrayed here, Diane, with the rounded profile of the tunnel broken by angularity. Further into the frame, the browns alternate with greys, highlighting the complex shapes. The curve of the lights, however, is more organic, and all this is shown to best advantage by the low pov. Very effective.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.2k 30 England
6 Jul 2020 3:22PM
I'm sitting right on that floor with you. Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
6 Jul 2020 3:40PM
WOW! Follow the lights straight thru the Tunnel !!
6 Jul 2020 3:56PM
Brilliant shot Diane.SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
6 Jul 2020 3:57PM
Like the low viewpoint, gives it a strong sense of perspective, and viewing large on my super-duper new large desktop's screen, I feel like I'm right in there. Makes me think of a set from a James Bond film, where the baddy has his underground empire... 😃 I do hope you didn't end the shoot with a sooty bum 😨 More please, Diane, and more faffing... 👍
Trev 😀
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
6 Jul 2020 4:23PM
Super Diane!
prtd 6 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2020 4:56PM
Great shot, Diane. I walked through the same tunnel some years back...great re-use of our industrial past.
capto Plus
8 6.4k 21 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2020 6:06PM
Very nicely taken.Smile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2020 7:26PM
Captured the scene beautifully Diane. Didn't hear the ghost train by chance ?
Peter GrinGrinGrin
6 Jul 2020 9:58PM
Familiar territory but haven't been there for a while! A very impressive image and well worth the 30 seconds of open shutter! That'll be a gong then! 🏆
This is a wonderful love the curve and the repetition.

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2020 9:33AM
Excellent DianeSmileSmileSmileSmile

7 Jul 2020 12:58PM
The low pov really makes this shot - excellent !
chase Plus
15 1.8k 440 England
7 Jul 2020 4:11PM
Yep, the POV really makes this one for me Diane.
Love the different panels of colours on the walls and ceiling.

Mr Fefe just needs a little more patience in a special place like this Wink
7 Jul 2020 9:11PM
Excellent Diane..Lin
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2020 10:33PM
Love that curve, well seen !! Excellent image ...
Isabel GrinGrin
8 Jul 2020 4:17AM
Soot an all maybe not exactly a tunnel of love ....but lovingly presented Diane. Pretty nice Iso on your Canon Mk111 !
Stellar shot
best regards walt

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