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Sun Rays on Curbar Edge

By Brookhousek
I haven't uploaded for a while. I want to change my style and have a go at some landscapes. I ventured out this morning into the Peak District to a place called Curbar Edge. It was a very hairy journey on the snow covered Leek to Buxton Road, but I am back in one piece.

Tags: Landscape and travel


mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2467 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 11:40AM
Hi Darell, looking at your portfolio you have uploaded landscapes before but I suspect that it's outside your familiar territory? It's good to explore other areas, it refreshes the creative juices.

This is a place that I know and love, one of the best walks in England. (And with a car park conveniently placed at the top of the main uphill slog... Wink )

It's an interesting composition, very unlike the standard views. What you have captured here is the height and the bleak emptiness. You don't show the edge, the dramatic rock formations overhanging the valley, the fact that there's a precipitous drop and a view over miles of low land just a few steps in front of us. This is quite a private, isolated world, the relationship between the high land and the sky above it rather than the land beyond it. It would be interesting to see a different split in the frame, with the sky occupying 2/3 instead of 1/3.

It will take you back there in your memories, it takes me there because I know the place. I'm not sure that it conveys the full character of the place to someone who doesn't know it, and that is part of what landscape photography is often, but not always, about. I'm not a landscaper but I am interested in how photographer's convey their vision to others. I'd be interested to know more about what you feel when you look at this.
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 12:22PM
This is technically first rate with tones extremely well handled. Forms, and this is personal, the strongest bit is the sky, and there's not much of that. I find the content a bit so so. Nothing to make me really look and continue to look.

That's probably because I don't know the place.


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