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Standing still

By redstag  
A long time ago, back when these stones were a little newer, Nick (Vintage Red) took a shot of them. This shot lodged in my mind. I liked the composition, but was always convinced that there was more texture to be had.
Now, Nick doesn't allow mods on his shots very often, (I think he has allowed about two to be modified), so if I wanted to give the shot the Redstag overworked look, I would have to shoot the stones myself.

So on the last Reds on Tour trip out, I persuaded Nick to indulge me and we stopped at Castlerigg.
The conditions were not quite as nice for us as they had been for Nick's image, but that wasn't going to get in my way.
So Nick, thanks for the inspiration. Here is my version, click on this link if you want to see Nick's Still Standing shot.
All comments welcome, thanks for looking, have a good day.


BTW-feel free to add a mod to my shot I like seeing how other people would treat the image.


Tags: Off Red Shot Of An Vintage By The lake district Hdr Standing stones Castlerigg Rip Landscape and travel Photomatix Reds on tour Earlier

Voters: rontear, Wooly, Gary_Williams and 40 more

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Wooly 16 112 4 England
30 Apr 2008 8:19AM
Interesting comparison Jon, you've certainly dragged out the textures in this atmospheric shot.

It's a great place with so much to offer, I keep revisiting my own and trying different approaches.

Strobe 14 1.3k United States
30 Apr 2008 8:31AM
Like the atmosphere created
User_Removed 14 172 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 9:16AM
Wow, excellent shot!

30 Apr 2008 9:47AM
Nice image Jon, well captured.

Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
30 Apr 2008 3:26PM
Stunning work Jon

VintageRed 16 15 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 4:10PM
Appreciated the intro Jon - thanks - and this is a good take on the view. The conditions wern't ideal as you said and a little of that statement must refer to the condition of the turf. However, you certainly have drawn out some good texture and the dark heavy sky suits the mood of the image well.
redstag 16 100 15 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 4:25PM
Heblight, thanks for the mod. A stronger version maybe!
HebLight 13 14 England
30 Apr 2008 4:28PM
Very moody! I've uploaded a mod as requested which makes it ... different! Up to you to say better or worse!
HebLight 13 14 England
30 Apr 2008 4:29PM
By the way the mod should say sharpen front rock not from rock ....
Eviscera 15 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 7:06PM
whatever the processing , you got all the mood jon.

wyatturp 16 2 England
1 May 2008 8:25AM
Looks great good lead in

wamp 15 276 8 England
1 May 2008 11:35AM
I do like this Jon, a different comp for this place and I think the sky adds well to the mood of the shot

danbrann 17 640 17
1 May 2008 1:29PM
A good image and one we don't often see of Castlerigg. we are normally so obsessed to taking in the full works. Super detail in the stones.
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
1 May 2008 3:08PM
A great place to get inspiration! A strong moody composition.

1 May 2008 11:07PM
Fabulous and a very different approach. helen x
phototime 15 8 United Kingdom
2 May 2008 7:45AM
Excellent moody shot Jon,amazing sky and composition.

oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
2 May 2008 10:16PM
Don't know how you do these strong images Jon but it works well ,esp on these stones ,in nicks shot they look smooth ,but in yours they a narly and covered in lichen .great image
nickyv32 14 135 England
2 May 2008 10:56PM
Very nice, love the moody sky.


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