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Lancashire Panorama

By markthompson
My first upload from my D70. This shot was taken this afternoon looking down from Harrisend Fell towards the Fylde coast (you can see Blackpool Tower on the horizon). The image was made with the camera on a tripod with the lens at 40mm using an exposure of 1/160sec @ f11. A 3 stop ND grad was used to hold back the sky.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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adversa 19 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2005 9:51AM
Super shot! Well done. Bill
katieb 16 255 4 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2005 9:51AM
Welcome to the D70 club are you pleased with the camera. An excellent image, fantastic sky well done.
User_Removed 18 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2005 10:01AM
Super shot Mark only marred by the burnt out bit of sky.

You used a .3 grad but obviously this wasn't strong enough with the sun almost fully in the frame (nothing would have been strong enough).

If you shot RAW, perhaps you can convert the image twice, once for the highlights and one as normal then combine the images in PS or whatever.

This has great potential but for the burnt out sky

JouŠo 16 56 Finland
26 Feb 2005 10:04AM
Stunning shot, Mark!
Im not sure about that kidding...its a GREAT camera!

markthompson 17 13 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2005 10:16AM

Think the only way I may have preserved more detail in the brightest part of the sky would have been to add a 2 stop ND grad on top of the 3 stop one that I used. This is one problem that I don't often get with film and is one of the biggest downsides of digital capture.
plugin 16 1 Canada
26 Feb 2005 10:19AM
Love the mood. Great Shot!

MikeA 16 1.3k England
26 Feb 2005 10:28AM
Glad I opened the large image, like the detail of the trees, being able to see the shadows they cast...

edrhodes 15 548 13 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2005 10:33AM
Mark. !Brilliant!
cooky 17 6 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2005 10:51AM
Hard to pull off shot but it works - trying to get the sky without having lost the f/g is definitely a filter job! Well done and glad to see someone else taking Lancashire images.
User_Removed 18 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2005 10:51AM
Hi Mark

To be honest, if you shoot RAW, recovering blown highlights is the BEST thing about digital capture.

Great photo nonetheless
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Feb 2005 10:52AM
lighting feels very natural

well caught

mcc28_x 16 33 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2005 11:01AM
Yes this is a wonderful first shot with a new camera.

Skier 17 203 China
26 Feb 2005 11:22AM
If this is one o the first shots, look forward to seeing a long list over the coming weeks and months!
stevenb Plus
17 279 7 England
26 Feb 2005 12:00PM
Gteat shot Mark looks even better with the large file size. I like the effect which you have captured with the light rays coming down from the sky.

Deez 16 7
26 Feb 2005 12:09PM
Yup all been said really. Only marred by the burn out but lovely scene and great scale. Is Blackpool tower on the right hand side horizon? I can just see something that could be it but far too small to tell really?

gwyn h 16 432
26 Feb 2005 12:29PM
Hope you are pleased with the D70 Mark, you should be, this is a very good start indeed. Nice work.

covey 16 1.7k Ireland
26 Feb 2005 12:53PM
Yes great shot indeed.

Tooth 15 5.8k 227 Ireland
26 Feb 2005 1:47PM
A willing click from an exiled lancastrian and Blackpudlian (though I'll take your word about Blackpool tower.
(When we were kids we used to go on the bus from Manchester to Blackpool and have a competition for who spotted B'pool tower first. of course lots of pylons were apotted on the way!
But I digress, lovely shot, click click

SimJam 16 14
26 Feb 2005 2:10PM
Thanks for the 30th click on my Edale Fields shot, hope my click helps this to get to 30, which I'm sure it will. Simon
geoffrey baker 16 501 1 Wales
26 Feb 2005 4:23PM
A lovely shot, well taken.
geegee 17 29 England
27 Feb 2005 6:24AM
Beautiful winter landscape, gorgeous moody sky.
Best wishes,
UserRemoved 16 53
27 Feb 2005 6:42AM
beautiful scenery Mark...
well done

markthompson 17 13 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2005 12:09PM
Thanks everyone for commenting on my image.
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
28 Feb 2005 10:40PM
And the heavens opened! Brilliant shot, that sky is gorgeous as well as the rest of the landscape! Well done, Spot on! Click!!!!

scottydog 16 206
1 Mar 2005 8:59AM
nice picture..I agree that the sky is burnt out although sometimes unavoidable I appreciate. I had this problem with an image of Loch Tulla which I simply corrected with the PS clone tool (I was cheating I know but it produced a better shot)I like the composition of your picture.

Paulbee 16 51 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2005 6:58AM
Beautiful shot Mark, I like the backlighting on the fells.
stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2005 11:54AM
Good to see some class Lancashire work
9 Mar 2005 1:42PM
Nice one Mark, I'll add my click for this, love the sky Mac
chris_taylor Junior Member 16 161 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2005 3:28AM
Well captured Mark, the light coming through the clouds.......(I would loved to have seen more of the very dark clouds at the top)......cheers,chris.
willf1 16 51
10 Apr 2005 3:15PM
The light streaming down from the sky has been captured expertly. You seem to got to grips with the D70 straight away. Nice stuff.

User_Removed 15 132
5 Jun 2005 7:20AM
great image. what beautiful lighting.

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