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By gingerdelight    
Another, more unusual view of Penshaw Monument, a popular subject to photographers in the North East, especially in the Sunderland area. Taken back in October as the grasses were turning from greens to golds. I thought this worked quite well in portrait orientation.

I hope those of you who have snow and ice are keeping safe and warm.


Tags: Sky Clouds Monument North east Grasses Penshaw Landscape and travel

Voters: ali63, saeidNL, woolybill1 and 37 more

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
15 Jan 2013 7:25PM
Nicely image,well done,

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:30PM
love the comp carol brilliant tones and textures in the fg love the clouds too a cracker nice one Wink
15 Jan 2013 7:43PM
fine colours and tones in the grasses Carol

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:58PM
An interesting point of view with lovely grass tones. To my mind there's too much sky in this image and that takes attention from the real point of interest - the monument.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 10:05PM
Quite amazing. I've never seen it, never thought of it like this - so tiny and so low down in the world.
I do find it a disappointing monument up close, not nearly as imposing as it looks from a distance.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 10:21PM
Gosh Carol I certainly hope that that shower missed you.. awesome sky
and a lovely shot
15 Jan 2013 10:29PM
Lovely composition and very well captured Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 10:33PM
An interesting and different take, and the portrait format working well.
15 Jan 2013 10:42PM
The composition gives a enigmatic atmosphere to the photo. I would not sharpening so much.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 10:49PM
Lovely POV, beautiful tones in those grasses and a very threatening looking sky!

HELANA 8 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 11:29PM
It is a nice shot but I agree with Lynne, there is lots of sky.The grasses and the monument, grate Carol.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Jan 2013 6:20AM
A fine pov and composition, Carol, it looks like it should have been taken in Greece Grin. Carol
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
16 Jan 2013 7:03AM
The low shooting angle and big sky works well with this Carol, well done!
Rgds., Jim
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
16 Jan 2013 1:30PM
Brilliant composition! Not just the perfect orientation but also the placement in the frame. I like how much sky you've included 'cos it gives the whole image an interesting sort of minimalism.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Jan 2013 3:04PM
Seen this many times when travelling on the coach up to Scotland. A good different and unusual viewpoint here, Carol - looks like you were grovelling around in the grass! Wink
Trev Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 6:47PM
Don't remember ever seeing this splendid monument.
The grasses do make a great f/g.
Tibetan 5 3 England
21 Jan 2013 10:57AM
Unusual to say the least, would never have thought of doing that! well why not that's how you find out if things work or not, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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