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By digicammad  
Another from the Menai meet, which I hope was the first of many.

I've been along the valley floor many a time but never up to the slate quarry itself. There is loads to photograph up there, whatever your bag. I decided I liked th contrast between the slate tip and the landscape, especially with the heather making a bid for colonisation. The sky was changing all the time as I took this, so I had to be quick with the bracketing to avoid too much cloud movement.

Thanks for looking and I hope you like it. All comment and critique welcome, be it good or bad.


Tags: Wales Snowdonia Snowdon Hdr Digitally manipulated Slate Llanberis Landscape and travel Menai07 Dinorwig

Voters: wasper, proz, John_Horner and 42 more

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proz 12 205 United States
21 Sep 2007 4:37PM
gorgeous sky

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21 Sep 2007 4:37PM
A great dof and lovely colours and light. The sky is a real bonus too.

Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
21 Sep 2007 4:58PM
really love the light on the far hill, this is top notch work...

sherlob Plus
10 2.8k 126 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2007 5:00PM
Superb - that fore ground is excellent. I must try and tag along to the next meet.

Mari Plus
13 1.8k United Kingdom
21 Sep 2007 5:00PM
Love this one Ian, my great grandfather worked here and lost his life in the quarry many years ago.

Love that sky and fg slate, very North Wales Smile

21 Sep 2007 5:02PM
stunning image Ian, just love the whole feel to this.


digicammad Plus
13 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2007 5:14PM
Thanks everybody. Mari I'm glad it brings back memories for you. We were sorry you couldn't make it at the weekend.

Mari Plus
13 1.8k United Kingdom
21 Sep 2007 5:27PM
Me too Ian, would love to have met you all but I will def be there next year

Well done on HC, well deserved

Goggz Plus
9 2.3k 72 Wales
21 Sep 2007 5:29PM
Just goes to show what you miss if you keep looking down instead of up! (Like I did most of the weekend... )

Very nice this, Ian. Lots of interest and the two foreground leads are excellent.

proberts Plus
12 218 4 Wales
21 Sep 2007 5:30PM
Cracking shot Ian.Fabulous mood and sky.Congrats on the HC.
Coleslaw Plus
11 13.4k 28 Wales
21 Sep 2007 5:42PM
cracking shot indeed
culturedcanvas Plus
11 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2007 6:11PM
Crop the left third off and it would be a better image for me. The square format would suit this well however as it stands the loss of shadow detail in the hills on the left detracts slightly.

The floor and foreground is excellent showing great detail.

RogH Plus
9 7 England
21 Sep 2007 6:24PM
Great shot

paulb20 Plus
10 12 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2007 6:34PM
Like the interesting foreground and what a sky!
liparig Plus
12 233 United States
21 Sep 2007 7:19PM
amazing shot
RoddBC Plus
10 40 United States
21 Sep 2007 7:23PM
Wonderful wide angle shot Ian. The contrast of the slate really brings out the vivid blue sky.

glyndwr Plus
9 66 10 Wales
21 Sep 2007 7:45PM
Fantastic image.
Brilliant exposure and sky.
kcranmer 9 22 United States
21 Sep 2007 7:58PM
Wow Wow!! Amazing capture...I love the tones and the depth...the clouds really give movement to your image! *click*
Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
21 Sep 2007 8:14PM
shocking blue!

Congarts on the EC!

21 Sep 2007 8:39PM
super shot, very colourfull and loads to look at too, well done , heres your RC too, G
deio Plus
10 21
21 Sep 2007 11:06PM
Great shot, well done.
MarkT Plus
12 119 2 England
21 Sep 2007 11:13PM
Superb work and congrats on the HC. Smile

awesome photo all round

Dee Smile
digicammad Plus
13 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2007 9:36AM
Thanks very much everybody and thanks Pete for the HC. Smile

Dan, I appreciate the feedback, however I'm surprised you say there is a loss of shadow detail, on my monitor there is no loss. In fact I composed the shot to show the shadowy hills as a contrast to those with the light on them.

culturedcanvas Plus
11 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2007 10:52AM
Ian perhaps its just the compression but the screen Im viewing on is calibrated. The hills just appear a little too dark ... I suppose it could also come down to personal pref too. No worries.

digicammad Plus
13 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2007 10:58AM
I'll have to take a look at it on my PC when I get home, it probably is just down to calibration differences.

22 Sep 2007 11:13AM
Super shot Ian.I think hdr is the way to go.

Regards Andy
digicammad Plus
13 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2007 11:42AM
Cheers Andy. I do but each to their own. Smile
MrsS Plus
10 4.5k 18 England
24 Sep 2007 11:36AM
Love the light on the hills, Ian, well done on the HC Smile

Fran x
digicammad Plus
13 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2007 11:38AM
Thanks Fran

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