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Teo Torriate

By MrsS    

Quote:Let us cling together as the years go by
Oh my love, my love
In the quiet of the night
Let our candle always burn
Let us never lose the lessons we have learned

Teo Torriate konomama iko
Aisuruhito yo
Shizukana yoi ni
Hikario tomoshi
Itoshiki oshieo idaki


Paul and I had a quick sojourn over the border yesterday (sneaked across b4 the border patrols were up!). Had planned a whole day out, but it was a case of too much too soon for MrS Sad so we just had a wander (!) UP Twisleton Scar.

Only took 39 shots (wish that had been steps!) but am raaather pleased with a few of them Smile

This is one. It was a bit like finding the "Elephants' Graveyard" of trees, there were about dozen in the area, some still clinging onto life on the rocks, and quite a few that had lost the fight. Here are two of them, still clinging together (hence the title).

I knew exactly the shot I wanted, thanks Boss for the help with how to achieve it. Hope you all like it (we can't make up our minds if it's too dark or not, may just be the angle of my monitor)

I liked the light, the framing of the new through the old, and the single vapour trail reminding us that we are in the 21st Century Smile

1/4sec @f16 ISO100 f/l24mm Lee .9 ND soft grad B+W Polariser

Thanks for taking time out of your weekend to stop by, have a gr8 Sunday, just gonna chill for a while, then it's busy, busy, busy! (may find time to "pop-out" for a few!)

Fran x

EDIT- - - if you can spare the time LARGE is really recommended

Tags: Landscape Light Nice Dead To Gone Never How Trees Would Had Walk Flowers and plants Have We Living Far Landscape and travel Twistleton Wildlife and nature If i and and and d Known

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sir_gary 13 13 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 10:37AM
Very nice shot and good lighting, well taken
MikeH 16 217 4 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 10:46AM
It's an eerie place to be sure but I have never seen it like this Fran. The classic lone tree shot with an alien landscape thrown in for free as well. The light is superb and worth the early start,
ringyneck 14 315 18 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 11:03AM
Surely someone has seen these trees before.Well I have not,on here or "live".
What a great subject and superbly taken..juat enough light to give some depth.


Teo Torriate....never heard tube here I come.
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 11:07AM
Thanks Gary, Mike and Keith Smile

It's a beautiful track, Keith, one of my favourites from Queen , hope you like it Smile

Cheers All

Fran x
rangerpaul 14 19 7 England
17 Feb 2008 11:24AM
Hi Fran. Bet you'd have settled for a trip to Barnsley next week Wink
This shot has a feel of a Salvador Dali painting. Clone in a few depressed souls (bet there's a few of them around this morning) and the odd RED DEVIL and away you go.
Joking aside it's a superb shot. Beautiful lighting!
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 11:27AM
You know what, Paul, I really kept looking at this and wondering what it reminded me of, and you've hit the nail on the head! Thanks for that, and your comments about the shot! Smile

As for your other comments ......

Fran x
petra16 15 169 Scotland
17 Feb 2008 11:42AM
That is a stunner Fran the lighting is spot on

lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
17 Feb 2008 11:43AM
Superb landscape
LesF 14 182 9
17 Feb 2008 11:48AM
A superb shot with stunning light Fran and its looks great on my monitor not dark at all.
Glad you enjoyed the short stroll up that little hill LOL, but worth it yes?

Les F
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 11:49AM
Thanks Petra, John and Les Smile

Worth it? Yes, Les, but my calf muscles don't agree this morning! Wink

Fran x
LesF 14 182 9
17 Feb 2008 11:54AM
Its ok the pain goes after about 3 days

Les F
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 12:42PM
No it doesn't Les, I've got to live with it! Smile

OH! You mean the leg pain! Wink
RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 12:53PM
I agree with Paul, it's very Dali-esque and I like the way it fades into the mistiness.

MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 12:55PM
Thanks David, always appreciate your comments Smile

Fran x
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
17 Feb 2008 1:02PM
Pleasant for looking image.
Poem is good too.
forestrich 14 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 1:06PM
Love the light and the way you have framed the tree. Great work.

danbrann 16 640 17
17 Feb 2008 1:09PM
No not too dark Frann. I would say this is spot on but then you know that's just me being polite...
It really is a cracker.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
17 Feb 2008 1:21PM
Perfect light

MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 1:30PM
Thanks George, Rich, Danny and Peter Smile

Wish it was mine George, but it was written by Brian May Sad

Expect nothing less from you Danny Wink

Cheers Everyone, thought this was going to slide quietly into EPZ oblivion Wink

Fran x
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
17 Feb 2008 2:00PM
The framing, light is exquisite and no its not too dark.

Assyrian 13 132 Scotland
17 Feb 2008 2:05PM
Lovely shot and the lighting is simply perfect. Very nice indeed!

17 Feb 2008 2:19PM
Just fine for me Fran, the composition with that light is very nice indeed, good detaile graphic image.

All the very best
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 2:43PM
Thanks Nick, Chris and Dougie Smile

Glad you seem to think it's not too dark, there's hope for my eyes yet! Wink

Fran x
User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 2:49PM
love the shapes and colours, in fact love it all

Cormy 13 3 England
17 Feb 2008 3:03PM
Fabulous image taking advantage of some great light and placing the tree in exactly the right spot.
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 3:16PM
Thanks Di and Alan Smile

Fran x
SueTurner 16 81 3 England
17 Feb 2008 3:35PM
the large version is VERY GOOD, nice work
User_Removed 14 16 England
17 Feb 2008 4:07PM
Beautiful light and fab comp
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 182 England
17 Feb 2008 4:07PM
Gorgeous lighting!! It could almost be from an arid area in Africa!! I half expect to see an Elephant if I look hard enough.
Pegon 15 78 1 England
17 Feb 2008 4:10PM
I love the light in this, it gives it an eerie look. I like how you have framed the tree with the old wood too. Nice work.
GillyB 15 317 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 4:49PM
Love the light and composition Fran, very nicely done!

MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 4:52PM
Thanks Sue, Andrew, Karen, Pete and Gill Smile

Fran x
Possum 14 148 England
17 Feb 2008 4:56PM
Love the light and the immensity of the view; we've all prospered hugely from your aching muscles Wink A delight.
17 Feb 2008 5:26PM
So well spoted Fran, great shot.

shutter speed 16 369 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 5:35PM
A great photograph..........think that sums it up for me Smile
Pleased to hear Paul has made it back out thats good news.

MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 5:53PM
Thanks Allie, Dougie and Ian Smile

He made it out Ian, but we had to cut the trip short Sad

Fran x
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
17 Feb 2008 6:04PM
Beautiful lighting Fran and a great setting.
Lovely capture
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
17 Feb 2008 6:12PM
Lovely light capture Fran & I love the subject.Looks a bit like Day of the Triffids !!
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
17 Feb 2008 6:32PM
Maybe a touch too dark, but still looks good. Have to agree about the Dali-esque feel to it, nice spot Paul.

Wink x
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 6:40PM
Thanks Richard, Janet and MrS Smile

One of my fav films, Janet, perhaps that's why it appealed Wink

Fran x
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
17 Feb 2008 6:52PM
Lovely light and view Fran.Top shot.
chris-p Plus
15 75 England
17 Feb 2008 6:57PM
Very well done Fran...framing of the tree is spot on..
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 7:16PM
Thanks Tom and MrP Smile

That's exactly what I was after, Chris Smile

Fran x
Linzie 13
17 Feb 2008 7:56PM
this is a brilliant shot
i wish i could take great shots like these
thanx for your comment on mine

bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 8:01PM
weird and wonderful
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 8:24PM
Amazing light and forms; beautiful.

newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 8:32PM
The composition and light doe's it for me fran, simply a fantastic shot,
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 8:37PM
Thanks Linzie, Bun, Terry and Ian Smile

You are already doing incerdibly well, Linzie, my pleasure Grin

Hope you're talking about the shot and not the shooter, Bun Tongue

Fran x
phototime 14 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 8:59PM
That is a fantastic shot Fran,wonderful warm light and composition.Beautiful.

martin.w Plus
19 603 28 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 9:20PM
That's some description Fran, I almost forgot to look at the photo.....

....which is actually a superb image Smile
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 9:51PM
Thanks Mo and Martin Smile

Hope it was the photo that got you to read the description, MrW! Wink

Fran x
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
17 Feb 2008 10:33PM
This is the best I've seen you post Fran, despite the title Tongue

Well worthy of my highly sought after award! But really it should have an EC IMHO Smile
Cheers, Goggz
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 10:36PM
WOW! Thanks Pete! (At least I got an award from ONE Pete!) Really appreciate it hon, and you just KNOW I'll be telling everyone that I got an award from Pete, doncha! Smile

Fran x
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Feb 2008 11:40PM
Just seen the mod, Pete, got a portrait version that may well see the light of day yet . . . . . Smile
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2008 12:18AM
Great shot Fran, love the light and the framing of the tree
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
18 Feb 2008 7:29AM
Thanks Tim Smile

Fran x
Richsr 14 91 223 England
18 Feb 2008 9:03AM
Like your composition and the colours/ lighting in this - great image.
Regards Richard.
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
18 Feb 2008 9:05AM
Thanks Richard Smile

Fran x
49er 14 564
18 Feb 2008 9:42AM
Very nice...light and comp excellent..

( you joke re my abstract and a red. That image was taken in the woods on lake Haweswater and we saw two reds in the woods.. Maybe he inspired me Smile )
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
18 Feb 2008 10:07AM
LOL, Thanks Stew Smile

Fran x
JouŠo 16 56 Finland
18 Feb 2008 5:28PM
love it.......

MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
18 Feb 2008 6:09PM
Thanks Jouko Smile

Fran x
18 Feb 2008 10:47PM
Hands all over the screen..then scolled down and saw Pete's crop...just what I was playing with...!!

Great shot Fran, good colours and a slightly spooky air..!!
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
19 Feb 2008 10:08AM
Thanks Kevin Smile

Might have to upload my portrait version Wink

HarryStan 16 50 Australia
21 Feb 2008 11:15PM
Twas the title that pulled me the song and from a great album too.

Photo's a cracker too Fran...
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
25 Feb 2008 7:04PM
Yup! I shoulda kept me mouth shut - now she's strutting around refusing to talk to us lowly mortals who ain't got EC's...

{snigger} Wink
Cya in 2 weeks hun!
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
25 Feb 2008 8:37PM
Thanks Alan, I love it too (the song, that is!) Smile

Slapped legs, MrG Wink

Fran x

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