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Fleetwith Pike II

By JohnEW  
Another one taken early autumn last year, looking towards the head of Buttermere lake. Buttermere Fell is on the left & Fleetwith Pike on the right (this time showing more of the fell). I've monkeyed around with Photomatix again to try to make the best of the contrasts between sunlit patches & shade. This one has a little more foreground than the previous shot. 18mm f/9 1/320 ISO200

Tags: Lake district Cumbria Digitally manipulated Buttermere Fell Fells Fleetwith pike Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: Neil_Higgins, Gary_Williams, JohnParminter and 23 more


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Neil_Higgins 14 35 3 England
17 Jun 2007 10:57PM
Super scene, love the bits of light breaking through the clouds, i was up Fleetwith Pike last Saturday (via that ridge) and High Stile yesterday Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2379 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2007 11:12PM
Oh wow... Fantastic shot. I'm curious as to just how much you've 'monkeyed around', there's detail here that I've never noticed and it all seems a bit too good to be true. But who's complaining? Beautiful image, encapsulating everything the Lakes represent.
Moira
Tony_W 13 128 5
17 Jun 2007 11:13PM
Wonderful colours. Fleetwith Pike really stands out.

Up there in a weeks time, whats the betting it rains all week? I'd be happy with just one shot as good as this.

Tony
chris-p Plus
15 73 England
17 Jun 2007 11:17PM
As with Neil...a lovely scene
Chris
Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
17 Jun 2007 11:42PM
love the detail and clarity.
lovely image especially as its in less than ideal conditions
Captsaigon 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2007 11:47PM
I love it, I think the pool in the foreground make the complete picture.

Niels
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Jun 2007 11:57PM
super composition and colours on the fells John. Fabulous LARGE Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2007 7:45AM
great compand fantastic colour on the hills,
superb image.
ian.
JohnEW 14 3
18 Jun 2007 11:06PM
Thanks everyone for c&C!

Neil, I'm envious, Manchester is just too far away!

Moira, all the detail is there in the RAW, Photomatix just allows one to exploit (& exaggerate) it a bit. I thought I was being quite restrained with this one! Wink

I do admit to removing one or two bits of rubbish (really shouldn't have to do that - sign of a declining civilisation...). Also, some patches of blue sky were replaced with cloud (something the purists would never forgive me for). With landscapes, I normally do not replace skies, but this just looked wrong (the sky in the previous Fleetwith Pike shot was not altered other than levels adjustments & I wanted the same effect).

Tony, good luck with the weather!

John
shutter speed 16 369 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 10:55PM
Well at the end of the day what ever you have or have not done it's a fine image to view and one I would be proud to put my name to.
Off to look at the the other version now.

Regards
Ian.
Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2007 10:09PM
so clear and sharp
lighting colours and detail just fab
well taken
limmy62 14 12 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2007 11:03PM
It seems to me that you spend considerable time at this spot!!!
A nice shot with good tone and nicely
restrained colour which after what we both have been putting out from here, makes for a very refreshing change.

RogWink
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 12:57AM
That's a great one, large is terrific!
Johanna

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