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Touch of Snow

By JamesPicture      
An image from a few weeks ago up on Ramshaw Rocks in Staffordshire's Peak District as the low cloud lifted, I took lots of pictures Tongue

Tags: Peak district Staffordshire Ramshaw rocks Landscape and travel

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dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1572 England
11 Dec 2016 12:26PM
The big question in my mind is whether you posted in the Critique Gallery by accident... I don't think you've posted here before, and I can't see that any of the Team will have much to suggest!

Your portfolio is full of excellent landscapes. And this is no exception. Beautiful composition, the right settings, and the perfect moment. A model image.

And - for the sake of passers by - you obviously used a tripod, to allow a small aperture and low ISO...

I grew up in Leek, and I can vouch for the fact that weather like this is exceptional. So, the other vital thing... willing to sit and wait for the right moment.

Everybody else - this is how it's done!

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2144 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2016 1:02PM
As John says...

I know these rocks well, as a walker not as a landscaper, I might even be up there on Christmas Day if the weather behaves. Like John I can vouch for the truth of the image, this is what northern light actually looks like.

I shall be interested in what the landscapers say, I suspect that some will want a bit more contrast in the foreground, because we are looking at the side of the rock that is in shadow. A little more light on the mossy rock, for a more three-dimensional feel? Pace John, I might have a quick go at that. But I wouldn't want that pushed more than a smidgen.

Definitely an image for votes and awards.
Moira
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4083 Canada
11 Dec 2016 3:55PM
Very nice image.
11 Dec 2016 8:03PM

Quote:The big question in my mind is whether you posted in the Critique Gallery by accident... I don't think you've posted here before, and I can't see that any of the Team will have much to suggest!

Your portfolio is full of excellent landscapes. And this is no exception. Beautiful composition, the right settings, and the perfect moment. A model image.

And - for the sake of passers by - you obviously used a tripod, to allow a small aperture and low ISO...

I grew up in Leek, and I can vouch for the fact that weather like this is exceptional. So, the other vital thing... willing to sit and wait for the right moment.

Everybody else - this is how it's done!



Hey Dudler, Ive not been on here since 2013, started landscape photography in 2012 and love it. Its my first image in the Critique section, never used it before so thought id give it a spin Smile

I live in Stoke now, but was born in Leek and all my extended family are still in Leek and surrounding areas. The amount of times ive stood up here and The Roaches is daft, waiting for the right conditions...as you do!
Like yourself and any other locals I know how unpredictable the weather can be here and I think I just got lucky that morning, saying that though I stood up on that ridge for about an hour and a half waiting for the low cloud to lift.

I published a quick article today >> http://www.jamespictures.co.uk/2016/ramshaw-rocks-staffordshire/ nothing great im no good at writing Wink

Thanks for your kind comments, means a lot
11 Dec 2016 8:09PM

Quote:As John says...

I know these rocks well, as a walker not as a landscaper, I might even be up there on Christmas Day if the weather behaves. Like John I can vouch for the truth of the image, this is what northern light actually looks like.

I shall be interested in what the landscapers say, I suspect that some will want a bit more contrast in the foreground, because we are looking at the side of the rock that is in shadow. A little more light on the mossy rock, for a more three-dimensional feel? Pace John, I might have a quick go at that. But I wouldn't want that pushed more than a smidgen.

Definitely an image for votes and awards.
Moira



Hi Moira,

Thanks for the edit and feedback. Much appreciated.

I did contemplate lightening the foreground actually.

Ill be honest and say I don't like to dodge and burn, im a straight out of Lightroom guy. Yes I know how to use PS but prefer not to do to much to an image and therefore just do minimal edits in Lightroom and export.

I have been asking myself recently if I should start, unsure to be honest.
paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2016 8:40AM
It is very nicely done and not much to say. To me, it lacks a little punch with the snow a bit muddy. possibly a tiny bit more contrast to add brightness without destroying the sky texture.

As someone who is not a landscape photographer, I find so many of these shots start to look alike. This is not a criticism of this one as such, but I would like a focal point and/or a more formal composition. The ridge moves across the frame to the right, allowing the eye to track it, then fall off the edge of the frame.

Paul
dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1572 England
12 Dec 2016 4:37PM
I should make the effort to get up to Leek and the surroundings more often... I now live in Walsall, so it's not a terrific drive north.

Thanks ofr the feedback - it really helps morale in the Critique Team when people take the trouble to respond!

Happy landscaping. In good weather and bad - and thanks for the blog link, too.

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