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Twistleton Hues ...

By sut68      
Wasn't sure about posting any of the landscapes from Saturday morning because of the dreaded blue skies and possibly because I didn't feel that well on the day I didn't push myself as much as I should/could.

Anyway, thought I'd see how this one went. This was actually my first shot and pre-dawn, so there are some nice pinkish hues in the sky. If my memory serves me right, I don't think there were any grads for this one.

Cheers for dropping by, feel free to have your say.


Tags: Cold General Tree Limestone North yorks Landscape and travel Twistleton scar Wildlife and nature Brrrrrrrrr

Voters: nothsafoto, dave thelens, geniehawk and 86 more

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nothsafoto 15 170 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 9:10AM
Blue sky is a natural thing and occurs sometimes here in the UK Wink

There is nothing wrong with plain sky as long as you get the colour spot on and you've done a good job here. Don't ever upset yourself over the elements as we have to take what we get on the day. This is a very good photo of a much photographed subject.

geniehawk 13 181 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 9:11AM
I can almost feel the cold in this shot and love the lighting on the foreground rocks.

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 9:15AM
Cheers Rob and Jeannie. Rob, I think it's just a throw-back to how I felt on the day which was lousy!!!

Enjoy your day alll,
Chant57 Plus
14 395 3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 9:16AM
The band of pink breaks up the blue sky beautifully and the colours of the landscape are gorgeous
flyingseale 13 400 3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 9:17AM
The low angle adds impact and the lone tree in the distance complements the main subject well.

MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
20 Feb 2008 9:18AM
Gosh, this tree looks sooooo different in your shot, hard to believe it's the same one as in mine Smile

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 9:27AM
Different angle missus Wink x

Cheers all, ta for dropping in!!!

newy17 14 273 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 9:27AM
Love the composition and detail in the rocks paul,
the muted blue tones add to this,beautifully captured..
forestrich 13 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 9:30AM
Super tones and textures. Great image

dazzaman 14 631 England
20 Feb 2008 9:35AM
like it mate,not your best from this location, but you can only work with whats available.but its still a cracking shot buddy.
have a good day mate.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 9:42AM
First landscape I've loaded from this location Daz ... this is Twistleton and not Malham Wink

Cheers all,
Slaterm 14 496 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 10:00AM
rules are made to be broken Paul - I can live without white fluffy clouds everywhere. The band of pink add enough interest and this is a good winter shot.
20 Feb 2008 10:12AM
I like the tones in this image and the sky looks lovely with the pink hues on the horizon.
olbell 13 47 1 England
20 Feb 2008 10:12AM
It works for me Paul. Not every shot needs a sky full of action.

Rgds Ollie
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 10:27AM
Thanks all. I know what you mean Ollie cheers ... but I like action LOL Wink
kaybee 16 7.4k 26 Scotland
20 Feb 2008 10:41AM does look good reaching into the frame.

(see comment on Frans)

Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 10:46AM
Got to disagree with Rob

Quote:Don't ever upset yourself over the elements as we have to take what we get on the day

It`s true for session shoots where your stuck to a timetable ,availability of models,access to locations etc,however landscape for me are all about getting the right time on the right day with the right light.We all try to get the best out of our time--which is often limited.
I get the gut feeling with your discription that you wern`t too happy with this upload---which imho is composed well,sharp ,but the lack of good light drops it down below your usual highstandard of upload.
Not ranting just putting a point over honestly.

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 10:46AM
Gotcha ... a slightly different angle too hers to Roy, do maybe not so much of the lean here either!!!

LesF 14 182 9
20 Feb 2008 10:56AM
The blue sky and limestone rock complement each other well Paul.
I am sure will return to this location and I hope you get the light etc plus your feeling 100% for that climb.

Les f
John_Horner 15 12 2 England
20 Feb 2008 11:05AM
Great light and isolation Paul. A smashing shot.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 11:05AM
Me too Les, hopefully the antibiotics will kick in soon to get rid of this viral infection. The location needs a nice bit of cloud and mood to maximise it I feel - similar to Malham.

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 11:05AM
Thanks too John!!!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 11 Wales
20 Feb 2008 11:36AM
Lovely light works well Paul.
Thats better last night.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 11:40AM
Cheers Tom ... last nights performance compared to Saturdays ... poles apart mate, doesn't make sense!!!

20 Feb 2008 12:32PM
Beautiful detailed composition with the rock formation nicely composed, the line of pink across the sky is very good indeed.
Nice work without the clouds we all love, but then you might have had too much of a good thing.

All the very best hope this bug buggers off soon,
pmorgan 13 217 13 England
20 Feb 2008 12:38PM
Another belter Paul! I've not been on here for a few days, quite surprised to hear you are still unwell - obviously not knocking back enough whiskey!

Richsr 13 91 223 England
20 Feb 2008 12:44PM
Works for me in all aspects - well captured.
Regards Richard.
MarkT 15 119 2 England
20 Feb 2008 1:11PM
It's been a strange week or two, never seen so many landscapes with plain blue skies - lol
I've even got one to upload tomorrow. Not as dramatic/atmospheric as your previous shots but that's not your fault, with the lack of cloud - superb clarity and pin sharp as always.

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 1:12PM
Virus infection apparently Paul ... can't go soon enough mate ... just need the antibiotics to do their stuff!!!

Cheers guys,
Can0n 12 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 1:47PM
I think the clear sky works well with this picture.

The "pinkish hues " is what makes the difference for me.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 1:59PM
Cheers Jacques, appreciate it.

JohnParminter 13 1.3k 14 England
20 Feb 2008 3:09PM
There is beauty in clear skies as well Paul, I spent all yesterday walking the high fells above the mist and fog with crystal clear views to IOM, Snowdonia and the pennines - admittedly dificult to photograph well but here you've done a fine job.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 3:15PM
Cheers John, you're probably right, but I suppose I just get used to looking for dramatic light and skies that flat skies stop doing it for me!!!

chris-p Plus
15 72 England
20 Feb 2008 4:03PM
Ya done well there Smile
User_Removed 13 172 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 4:13PM
Excellent, well captured
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 4:19PM
Cheers guys, appreciate it!!! Grin

ringyneck 13 315 18 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 4:26PM
Great cold effect light on this..the pink giving a hint of the hopefully good day to follow.

PatrickSmith 15 1.2k 2 United States
20 Feb 2008 5:16PM
I know what you mean about the sky. I'd feel the same way. But you did maximize the potential of this moment. And I wouldn't change the composition when you go back. The angles are just right. I hope you are feeling better.

Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
20 Feb 2008 5:37PM
Very nice Paul
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
20 Feb 2008 6:21PM
Fantastic location and image Paul. Ron.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 6:42PM
Ta Keith, Patrick, Nick and Ron for your time guys.

Not feeling much better TBH Patrick, but you just press on regardless don't you??? Wink

dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 7:17PM
Well I'd be more than happy to have taken this Paul, a nice well composed image.

KathyW 17 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
20 Feb 2008 7:23PM
Crisp & cool.

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 7:27PM
Cheers you two for your time and comments, they're much appreciated indeed.

chase Plus
15 1.8k 462 England
20 Feb 2008 8:15PM
I hop Fran hasn't fallen down one of those grikey things...sorry I can't remember what you call them Wink
Nice angle of view & a pretty layered sky,a little different from the drama usually associated with this landscape..a refreshing change.
Keep taking the tablets Smile
rangerpaul 13 19 7 England
20 Feb 2008 8:32PM
Looks pretty cool, in both senses!
fauxtography 15 6.6k 36
20 Feb 2008 9:41PM
Like the blue tones and OI! get back to Malham, this one's mine Wink
dazzaman 14 631 England
20 Feb 2008 10:07PM
sorry paul, i should have read the description.
apologies my friend. well done on the hc.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 10:18PM
Janet, no she hasn't, even if she had, you wouldn't lose her as her head is that big 'cause she's just got her first EC for her shot of it today ... a little made up to say the least Grin

Very Paul, in the temperature sense, as for looks - I'll leave that to you lot.

'Go Away' Scholey Wink

No probs Daz, they do seem similar, so fair enough mate!!!

Thanks Pete, very happy you like it too Wink

martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 10:19PM
Another HC Paul. On a roll mate!

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 10:28PM
Cheers Martin ... check out Fran's shot today though ... I come a very distant second mate Wink
ashley 16 167 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 11:04PM
nice composition and details

well done

Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 11:08PM
Now this looks a lot differant on my home computer/monitor,the cold light really works well on te limestone---i might just eat a bit of that humble pie--but not the full dish.
Well done on the award,on this pc it deserves it.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Feb 2008 11:16PM
Cheers Ash and a big thanks to you Kim for your honesty.

Now's my turn to be honest Kim, as much as it embarasses me to say it - I hadn't actually spotted your original comment as our posts must've crossed, they were at the same time by the look of it ... but having gone back and read it I also thank you for being as candid as you were.

My 'downer' on the shot I can't exactly lay my finger on, but I suppose in the past I've been spoilt by good light and dramatic skies and this being such a move away from that - combined with my illness and subsequent lethargy on the day - just gave me reason to doubt it, rather than putting my faith in what I had shot.

SueTurner 16 81 3 England
21 Feb 2008 11:19AM
for me personally, who is no expert on landscapes - this shot is perfect, the foreground is dramatic enough so the plain sky balances the shot perfectly, I think if the sky was as dramatic it would be too much, but as I say no expert in this field by any means. Sue
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
21 Feb 2008 1:35PM
Thanks Sue, your comment means a lot.

Gaz_H 14 150 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2008 7:03PM
Lovely early morning hues Paul which bounce well of the rocks to give them that bluish tinge. Well done on the HC too.

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
21 Feb 2008 7:52PM
Cheers mate, done much better than I expected all-round this one!!!

Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2008 1:54PM
well done Paul
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
22 Feb 2008 2:34PM
Thanks Maddie, hope you are well!!!
shutter speed 16 369 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2008 11:39PM
HC Smile well done Paul.

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
28 Feb 2008 8:49AM
Ta mate!!!

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