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Langdale Beck, near Chapel Stile....even the sun made a rare appearance for me !

Thanks everyone for your great response to 'Autumn Variations II'....with special thanks to Mini-Moo for your UA, much appreciated !!.Grin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:19.0-35.0 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Oct 2012 - 3:27 PM
Focal Length:19mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Langdale Beck.
Username:Niknut Niknut
Uploaded:23 Nov 2012 - 3:51 PM
Tags:Cumbria, Great-Langdale, Landscape / travel, Langdale Beck.
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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
23 Nov 2012 - 3:54 PM

Now this is an excellent photo !! very well seen and taken !! Great stuff Smile GrinGrin

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mickp
mickp Plus Member 9mickp vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 4:02 PM

Good lead in with the boulders and beck towards the bridge.
Mick

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 4:06 PM

There is always so much to appreciate in your landscapes, Keith, and many could learn a thing or two by studying them: here the boulders on the river bank draw the eye into the scene, to the bridge with the characteristic form of the Pikes in the distance.
Exposure so well controlled too, with nice detail showing in the more shadowed areas of the image.
An image I'd have been happy to have found and captured myself.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 4:06 PM

What a beautiful composition, a superb image. Carol

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Bickeringbush1
23 Nov 2012 - 4:22 PM

very nice

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 4:30 PM

its a cracker Keith!

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 4:33 PM

It's a beautiful capture and I love the little bridge.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 4:54 PM

A low pov and excellent lead in along the rocks, Keith. The light on the Pikes pulls you under the bridge and on into the distance. Lovely composition.

Dave

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 5:03 PM

The path gives a good lead-in to the bridge and the mountains beyond

Adrian

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Bonvilston Plus Member 461 forum postsBonvilston vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 5:15 PM

It is the exposure and processing that makes this special for me. Peter

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carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3414 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 5:15 PM

One of your best, Keith, super composition and the portrait format works great.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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mooreish
mooreish  3 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 - 5:17 PM

Not been on for a while just catching up, Love everything about this one.

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23 Nov 2012 - 5:28 PM

Superb composition and very nice processing.

John Smile

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mlseawell
mlseawell  5 United States
23 Nov 2012 - 5:36 PM

That time of year again with the sun I'm afraid. Tongue Great capture!

Mark

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digital_boi
23 Nov 2012 - 5:50 PM

fine composition and capture excellent detail and exposure

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 5:51 PM


Quote: Good lead in with the boulders and beck towards the bridge.
Mick

Agreed, and it's a great compo. A wonderful image! I like it alot.

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tezquirk
tezquirk  327 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 - 6:02 PM

Brilliant capture & Great composition , Well done , Great work Smile
Tez..

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RLF Plus Member 5RLF vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 6:56 PM

Really gorgeous shot Keith.
One of my favorite spots...you've caught this better than meTongue

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 6:59 PM

Bet it's not like this now after those storms
a beautifully captured landscape Keith
Lillian

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 7:09 PM

A wonderful if wild scene captured beautifully.

Ann

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wolfy
wolfy  1136 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 - 7:30 PM

Cracking image, love the comp and mood here, nice one!

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23 Nov 2012 - 7:37 PM

Wonderful image.................. great compGrin
Diane

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l1z
l1z  2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 - 8:03 PM

great photo ! Smile

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longhoss
longhoss Plus Member 5longhoss vcard United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 - 9:15 PM

superb image great composition colour and light
Glyn

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Wendyp
Wendyp  3 England
23 Nov 2012 - 9:23 PM

A lovely picture taken from a good angle, wonderful detail. Smile

Wendy

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 10:24 PM

The portrait format takes so much in to admire
from the boulders and path leading us in to the bridge
and beyond to the Pikes.
I also love the reflections in that beautiful water.
Top notch.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 10:43 PM

a silver light dances along the path and on across the river.
wonderful scenery and light expertly captured!

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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 11:51 PM

its a beautiful scene well captured.
ant.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 12:39 AM

Superb composition and excellent exposure. I tried and failed to get something of this standard when I was there. Top shot, Keith!
Alun

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:15 AM

Wow Nik, one of your best IMHO! Lighting is subtle and beautiful, the quadruple lead in very effective, the bridge very well modeled by the angle of the light and finally the illuminated mountain in the background really pulls your eye on. So much depth and interest arranged in a very pleasing way.
The only formative suggestion I can think of is to try losing the top 1/3-1/2 of the sky since I think the adjusted proportions make the FG and bridge even more powerful.
It's a superb piece of work, well done! Smile

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milky
milky Plus Member 12milky vcard Wales
24 Nov 2012 - 8:39 AM

Excellent capture beautiful colours & detail, Great lighting A1---------Milky

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 55004 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway30 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 11:00 AM

You have the exposure spot on, Keith...from the dark fg to the light sky. Good use of portrait format as well.

Sun?? Excuse me a mo, I'll have to google thatGrin

Malc

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24 Nov 2012 - 11:03 AM

The pov colour and textures make this an excellent capture

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maggietear
24 Nov 2012 - 12:09 PM

The Lakes are just so beautiful in the right conditions, as you have here. Agreat image that shows off their beauty.
Maggie

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CaroleS
CaroleS  5260 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 12:39 PM

Wonderful image!
Carole

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 1:41 PM

Wonderful location and image to match.
Joan.

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 51033 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 3:14 PM

My sincere thanks to Mark, Cliff, Tony & Alun for your UA's.........I appreciate your thoughts.....Ta muchly !!.Smile

Alan (Miles).......I've looked at your suggestion for cropping the top, & it works very well & creates a strong image...unfortunately it
also loses the tops of the LH trees which I prefer to retain !!........I'll have another look at this possibility when I get the time, & see
if I can incorporate those tree tops in a cropped version !!......thanks for your comments & idea....I'll see what transpires ??.Smile

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fificat100
24 Nov 2012 - 4:46 PM

What a lovely place! Excellently seen and taken. A superb composition, great lead in with the path and boulders. A definite must for portait format.

Lavina

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 5:35 PM

Excellent image Keith - great detail and perfect composition - and a nice bit of light! Smile
Ann

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rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 8:13 PM

This is a cracker Keith, great lead in to a wonderful landscape and excellent processing.

Ray

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headskiesfly
24 Nov 2012 - 9:08 PM

Excellent.
Rick

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mikesmith Plus Member 1147 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 7:34 AM

Lovely composition, I lived in Chapel Stile for ten years and used to swim in the beck near this bridge. Thanks for the memory Grin
Mike

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Brian65  6 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 - 11:28 AM

Great one love the comp Keith.
Brian

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
25 Nov 2012 - 1:01 PM

A beautiful composition with so much detail and lovely lines. That bridge is a gem. Ann.

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johnjones  5 England
25 Nov 2012 - 6:18 PM

What a excellent shot brill detail ,comp light well everything you want in a good photo top shot.
jj

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25 Nov 2012 - 6:23 PM


Quote: It is the exposure and processing that makes this special for me. Peter

I absolutely agree. Stunning shot.
Ron

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Niknut Plus Member 51033 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 7:56 PM

Ann(J)....many thanks for your UA....you're very kind !!!

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Redpoll  4 Wales
25 Nov 2012 - 8:18 PM

Brilliant landscape image, detail in the highlight right down to the shadows, the pathway gives a nice lead into the image. Steve.Wink

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gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 8:26 PM

The eye just gets invited in to this great image, lead in and composition spot on. - gary

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  3 Russian Federation
26 Nov 2012 - 7:17 PM

Excellent work! Just amazing one! A huge number of awards proves it!Smile
Regards valery

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pantheonrider
26 Nov 2012 - 8:17 PM

A nicely composed shot;reminds me of the bridge at Stair,looking into the Newlands Valley; 'cept you can't quite see The Langdales from there.Grin

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DERP  3 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 - 11:34 AM

just the tipe of landscape that i go for, great work.

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DERP  3 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 - 12:47 AM

WOW love this photo, i just want to be there, NOW

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  341 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 6:04 PM

This is some photo! Absolutely stunning

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