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The Perfect Moment

By Chris_C
Definately my last upload of this year, my wifes been incapacitated since before Christmas with a bad back and so didn't think I'd be able to get out over the Christmas holiday but managed to sneak out for a couple of hours in the afternoon on Boxing Day when the in-laws came round to take over for a while.

It was a great place to be but very windy, had to brace myself (I'm not the smallest of people) and the camera/tripod to stop it being blown over. The cloud was constantly breaking producing amazing shafts of light and it was just a matter of time to wait for the perfect moment (hence the title) when one hit the 'Knuckle Stone' and Carhead Rocks. I've got a few from this location so you have been warned Grin

Many thanks for looking and all the best for the New Year. I'll be out in the Peak watching the sun rise (hopefully) on the New Year, its become a bit of a tradition for me!


Tags: Peak district Derbyshire Storm Carhead rocks Landscape and travel

Voters: Steve-T, buxton, dmhuynh72 and 31 more

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dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 10:58AM
Sorry to hear about your wife Chris.
Lighting is very special in this one.
Wish you and family good health and happy new year!

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sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
31 Dec 2011 10:59AM
Lovely stuff Chris, superb light.

All the very best to you and your good lady for the New Year!!!

RogBrown Plus
9 3.1k 10 England
31 Dec 2011 11:11AM
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
31 Dec 2011 11:15AM
Patience has its reward - excellent light and composition.

Suehh 9 39 6 England
31 Dec 2011 11:22AM
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 11:23AM
Happy New Year Smile
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 11:42AM
Happy New Year to you and yours Chris.
Chris_C 5 3 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 11:44AM
Thanks for dropping by guys Grin
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
31 Dec 2011 12:10PM
Long time back sufferer myself - every sympathy!

Cracking image though!

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
31 Dec 2011 12:55PM
Simply stunning. Carol
Landlord 9 25 1 Scotland
31 Dec 2011 1:04PM
Nice one to Finnish the year Chris.
All the best for the new year, hope your missus gets better soon too.
LesF 10 182 9
31 Dec 2011 1:12PM
Nice light Chris, you were rewarded for braving the elements

All the best for the New Year

sneazy 12 74 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 1:46PM
Fantastic lighting. Happy New Year, hope the weather plays ball for your sunrise!

martin.w 14 438 22 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 3:07PM
As good as any I have seen from this indeed the perfect moment. I hope for once you managed to keep the tripod upright!! Wink

All the best for 2012 Chris and hope your wife soon recovers Smile
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
2 Jan 2012 1:19PM
I think your composition in this shot is very good with a lot of f/g interest and detail spread across the lower half of the frame, and with wonderful light on the stones: there is also patches of sunlight falling here and there over the middle distance, and the colours at this time of the year are excellent. Of the four images in this posting and the next 3 versions, I would rate this one here and V 1 of the next set about equal in composition and my favourites, but of course that's just my opinion and others will see things differently, i suppose.
Happy New Year,
Chris_C 5 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 1:51PM
Thanks Ronnie for taking the time to comment on this upload and the proceeding one. I'm of the same mind with regards this image and the next V1 version. I feel these are the strongest images with regards composition. I've just finished calibrating my monitor thanks to my wife's Xmas pressie and it's made a huge difference and has shown that the colours I feel are a little too saturated, something that I will now be able to correct in future uploads.

To everyone who has not had their monitor calibrated or feel that it won't make that much difference I strongly recommend that you have it done, it does make a huge difference.

All the best!

h4rsx 6 17 5 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2012 12:27AM
Very nice Chris. You've caught some great light there, not to mention framing the scene superbly.

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