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Kinder Winter Light

By Falconer  
This was taken one day last week when I did a trek up Kinder Scout. It is the scariest walk I have ever done, more than when I went to Everest Base Camp. All paths were burried under snow, I had to rely on my map, landmarks and remembering past visits. At times I went up to my waist in snow and a few times up to my neck. Sometimes I had to go on all fours to distribute me weight so I did not sink.

To get down from Crowden Tower the best way was to slide on my arse down the slope.

I did pull muscles in both legs and get a bad sore on my right ankle which is just healing. I wont be going up there in deep snow again but hopefully I have some good pictures.

It was a good job I was well wrapped up as the wind chill was very cold in the strong wind and also taking food and drink up there was very important too.

Tags: Peak district Snow Drift Landscape and travel

Voters: sheilac, Alfoto, martin.w and 16 more


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31 Jan 2007 12:39PM
It deserves a click just for the pain you went through to get this image, but it is a great image too. Well captured.
Chris
cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 12:40PM
Brilliant light very well composed shot hope you have recovered
Neil
fo_to 14 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 12:43PM
Incredible lighting and well composed.
landandlight 15 46 Scotland
31 Jan 2007 1:59PM
great foreground detail, excellent image.
yemtrav 14 9 England
31 Jan 2007 3:35PM
A well one shot - it was worth the pain in my opinion. Blimey, Kinder scarier that EBC -just shows you don't need to leave home to get the thrills.
Falconer 16 16
31 Jan 2007 3:47PM
thanks for the great comments :o)
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 5:36PM
The lighting is beautiful, particularly on the foreground snow formations. This photograph deserves more attention.

Phil.
martin.w Plus
19 607 28 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 9:36PM
Amazing difference a few days make. I was on Rushup Edge on tuesday, though most of the snow had gone, some of the remaining drifts were still over three feet deep!! Sounds like a fun day you had Smile
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 11:24PM
Great use of light and shadow.
AlanBW 15 20 England
2 Feb 2007 12:16PM
Well composed, great interplay with shadow and light
PaulY 14
2 Feb 2007 2:09PM
Some people will go to any lengths to get a photo! I'm glad it payed off for you (many times it doesn't right?) Great light and wonderful textures.

Paul
sheilac 16 162 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 1:35PM
Well worth the effort, Robert.
DHouston 16 8 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2007 2:13PM
You must be a keen photographer risking yourself in such conditions.

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