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Sea of Mist IV

By DaveMead  
Hi Folks,
I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately, it's a busy time on the farm and I also have various other projects on the go. I have managed to get out with my camera on the few fine days we have had recently but, to be honest, the sort of pictures I've been taking don't seem to get looked at on here so I have been seeking opinions elsewhere. Whilst I am as guilty as the next person for uploading over processed seascapes, these days I find I get no satisfaction from that and would rather be judged on my skills as a photographer than as a computer operator. I am not knocking anybody else who enjoys using processing software to 'enhance' their landscape work, there are some excellent images of that sort regularly posted on this site. However, I am striving for something more and looking at the awards galleries on here has made me realise what a narrow view there is of what makes a good landscape image.
OK, rant over, this one was taken back in November from Potter's Nab on Farndale Moor looking south(ish) down Farndale. I have made some Curve adjustments and slightly sharpened it but, other than that, it is, as they say, straight out of the camera. With a view and light like this, nothing more was required.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

Tags: Sunset Mist North york moors Farndale Landscape and travel

Voters: stanleyj, RonnieAG, pronabk and 39 more

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JouŠo 17 56 Finland
8 Mar 2011 5:13PM
Lovely shot, Dave...

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
8 Mar 2011 5:15PM
A beautiful landscape, Dave, captured at a time of day when the the light was soft, low and warm. Love the way the hillside slips down into the cloud filled valley, and one wonders about all the activity going on there but hidden from the eye.
JackieB 10 18 3 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2011 5:40PM
Stunning image, well captured.

phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2011 5:46PM
A beautiful image of cloud inversion and wonderful light , colours /tones. Well captured Dave and processed just sufficiently .....Phil
geffers7 Plus
10 53 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2011 5:51PM
Beautiful colours.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
8 Mar 2011 6:03PM
A beautiful image, looks somewhat heavenly. ............Sandy
zapar40 11 66 5 Wales
8 Mar 2011 6:05PM
excellent landscape.
martin.w Plus
19 608 28 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2011 6:07PM
A view to savour, love the mist looking like the tide is in over the valley. I would like to see it a touch sharper though...the foreground heather looks a bit soft. Still like this lots though Wink
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2011 7:16PM
brilliant colour dave cracking tones and light a stunner nice one Wink
TONKSPHOTO 11 2 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2011 10:21PM
Love this one,. Reminds me of one I could of got with a church steeple sticking through the mist..Batterys down...Regards Dave....John
danbrann 16 640 17
9 Mar 2011 1:50PM
A wonderful view indeed David. Good luck in your quest for perfection. I followed this route years ago and unfortunately I am still looking and have so far not managed to find it.
KevinGoodchild 19 1.2k 9 England
9 Mar 2011 3:08PM
glad to make this number 30.
cheesey 15 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2011 8:35PM
Wonderful comp, light and mood in this Dave. Nice work.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2011 9:07PM
this really is stunning, you have captured the light on the cloud so beautifully, very well done

pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2011 1:03AM
So much more in this than is obvious from the thumbnail. A photographer's dream.
steviehutch 14 18 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2011 1:11PM
stunning photography dave
JanieB43 12 49 6 England
18 Mar 2011 5:18PM
I have to say I agree wholeheartedly with your "rant" Dave. This image just goes to show that if you're skilled at photography and lucky enough to get the "right light" you certainly don't need the software. Your images always inspire me to carry on plugging away,continually striving to improve my skills. I suppose you can't please everybody all of the time and there will always be shots that we as owners of the image treasure but somehow don't get the recognition we feel they deserve but,hey, what does that matter ? We know that they're good shots and it's just lack of good judgement and often ignorance that results in poor feedback as regards votes/comments. I often feel it's down to the number of "friends" that some members have on here that counts rather than an honest & truthful recognition of ones talent !!!

Keep at it Dave,I for one am truly admiring of your stunningly beautiful work. And that's from a purely photographic point of view.

All the best,

oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2011 4:43PM
hey sorry dave for not commenting sooner ,i have been in hospital for tests etc .This is a lovely image of a place i know well.
well captured and i really like the composition.Wink
MrBlueSky 13 12 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 11:18PM
Dave, a superb ' natural' landscape - well done.

Echo your views on the 'overly processed' seascapes and I think they are a bit of a trendy flash in the pan. In a few years time they will be as trendy as purple a 110 film camera is today.
JimL 14 367 United Kingdom
31 May 2011 7:22PM
another excellent image.
12 Feb 2012 6:34AM
I was looking for inspiration and thought of you, Dave. This is a real stunner - I love it! Hope your well!

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