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The Stipingstones

By dp    
Just ordered my new 7D! Yum! While I wait, here is one from Shropshire last week.
Grabbed some postcards when we first arrived to see what was about and noticed this interesting location. Logged on to EPZ and saw a few images from here but not many. We visited The Stipingstones for a sunset but my youngest is autistic and doesnt wait around very well so I worked out the time to get here thanks to the sat nav and someone on EPZ had said this was 15 mins walk from the car park.
I duly set off, family and dog in tow and realised that the satnav was lost! We arrived a little short of time and I grabbed the gear and charged off down a path I presumed would take me to the top. It soon became clear though that I was only going sideways, so I decided to climb up a steep hill, climbed over a barbed wire fence as the sun was disappearing. I arrived, set my gear up with sweat pouring off me and started shooting. This was the first image I shot so you can see how close I was to sunset! I shot some more with the sun behind the mountain which I have yet to process. Still at least it keeps you fit!

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Comments


Dennis_Bromage 9 45 20 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 8:54PM
Worth the effort it's a beauty Smile
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Lovely image - your climb was rewarded.

Jane
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
24 Feb 2010 9:03PM
Worth all the trouble great pic and enjoy the new toy when it arrives

Brian,,,,,,,,,.................
Gaz_H 10 150 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 9:33PM
And I bet you thought photography was a genteel hobby when you took it up. Stunner of an image btw.
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 9:36PM
It was when I took it up Gary, cameras were bloody heavy and landscapes were taken on RB67's. Wouldnt have climbed a fence with that in your bag!!

Thanks for comments folks.

Dave
24 Feb 2010 9:39PM
Great image - sure does help keep you fit (I think) !

Chris
JOKEN 7 3 10 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 9:42PM
A splendid image which I have placed on my shortlist.
Ken
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 9:45PM
I certainly slept well Chris!
Thanks Ken, I am delighted with that.

Dave
martin.w 14 431 22 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 9:46PM
A great story and a good result. I rarely take my camera with Tom, as we are often in different post codes....most of my efforts are aimed at keeping him in sight. Posted a shot or two of him on the 10th of Jan to show what I'm up against Wink
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 9:48PM
Will have a look Martin!

Dave
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 10:17PM
what a grand image, beautiful colours!!! enjoy your new camera when it arrives, look forward to your photos with it x x
Dominic5749 7 38 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 10:56PM
The area is called the Stiperstones not stipingstones, I dont live to far away. But not bothered with this area yet, it does has potential for some crackers.
Am exhausted just reading this Smile....
A very nice image .

Leslie
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 10:59PM
Whoops, sorry Dominic! Knew I should have written it down! Is it pronounced 'stipe' or 'stip'?

Dave
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 9:54AM
Fully deserves the RC mate, just for the tale of woe getting it! It's a quality capture to boot, despite sweating face! But, I'm not talking to you any more coz I'm dead jealous of you getting a 7D!!
Wink
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 11:05AM
Lol! Its not the camera its the tog behind it as you know. I am therefore jealous of you Martin!


Dave
andy_AHG 7 106 6 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 11:58AM
Great image Dave. It wouldn't be fun if it was easy! ;^)

Andy
Dominic5749 7 38 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 5:36PM

Quote:Whoops, sorry Dominic! Knew I should have written it down! Is it pronounced 'stipe' or 'stip'?

Dave



Its pronounced stipe Smile
Dominic5749 7 38 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 5:41PM
Ive got a feeling that rock is called the Cranberry Rock.

Regards

Dominic
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 6:53PM
Thanks Dominic, I have put it right on my website.

Wow, thanks Pete for the HC

Dave
25 Feb 2010 8:20PM
Lovely image. Good luck with the 7D.
Rgds
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 8:22PM
Well done on the HC mate. Put this in my shortlist.
Oh, hang on, I'm not talking to you am I!!
Wink
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 8:29PM
It feels lovely mate Wink and I have a commission with BBC countryfile mag! (well me Chris and Kevin have)

Cheers though mate
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 11:05PM
Wonderful, Dave - many congrats on the HC.


Quote:I have a commission with BBC countryfile mag! (well me Chris and Kevin have)


That's superb news, Dave - many congrats to you all.
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 11:09PM
Thanks Ian, things seem to be picking up on the photography front at the minute, hope you are well.
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2010 11:43AM
Dave, despite the fact we're not talking (still jealous!!), have my UA for a fine image. So have a beer on me!
Smile
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2010 6:17PM
Thanks Martin, thats made my day!


Dave

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