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North Yorkshire Bales

By mrarth  
Not the best image, but I've had my SLR for a week and it's done nowt but rain, (almost), and I had to test the lenses / metering etc..
Taken close to Stokesley.
I need to get the hang of processing RAW now, (another learning curve).

2 stop ND grad and 81B
5s @ f20

Comments appreciated

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: ReidFJR, suregork, jond and 21 more

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suregork Plus
13 33 1 Finland
26 Oct 2005 7:48AM
like it.

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Composition is good. I would run it thro Photoshop and beef up the yellow.

26 Oct 2005 8:01AM
Beauty of a capture!
Jasbe Plus
12 116 England
26 Oct 2005 8:02AM
nice capture, Jason
IanFlindt Plus
13 740 21 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2005 8:02AM
It's good to see you back, Andrew. I hope you're OK.

Welcome to the wonderful world of "trying to get the hang of RAW processing"! It's a struggle (I'm still struggling) but I'm sure it's worth it.

Surprisingly, what I find most striking about this image is not the bale but that impressive wide-angle sky and the detail in the foreground grass. Mind you, it wouldn't be the same without that bale!
Would go with Flindt re sky & grass.
Nice comp.

26 Oct 2005 8:19AM
I like the whole pic. Has God just thrown a big bag of food for us? Wink))
mrarth Plus
13 12
26 Oct 2005 8:23AM
Thanks folks.
Billy, noted but it was nearly dark and I don't like playing too much.
Ian, fine thanks, after all the running up and down, although my father died, (I was up north to spread the ashes), its nice to be almost back to normal, although trying to catch up with the work backlog on top of this weekend visit meant driving 1700 miles this last week.
..and Simon, as it was mainly a test image for the 16mm, to determine sharpness at the edges, (I've seen a lot of disparaging remarks on examples of this lens), I have to say that I am not disappointed.
26 Oct 2005 8:49AM
Nice one.

kinfatric Plus
13 550 9 Scotland
26 Oct 2005 9:09AM
wonderful detail in the fore' the prolonged exposure makes the appearence of the sky a little soft, very good overall indeed.
26 Oct 2005 11:23AM
Mari Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
26 Oct 2005 1:50PM
Nice shot, Andy, nice camera, good choice. Hope you are ok

Mari Smile
mrarth Plus
13 12
26 Oct 2005 2:45PM
Thanks folks.
Mari, yes OK thanks, now and again something sets me off when I don't expect it. How about you & yours?
jonjeds Plus
14 509
26 Oct 2005 4:16PM
Good composition Andy. It's not easy to get a different view on a well used theme but you've done well here.
adamburton Plus
14 627 11 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2005 11:18PM
I wouldnt run it through photoshop to add yellow. I think the colour is fine just as it is. It almost has a frosty feel to it, which I really like.

You will get the hang of RAW in no time Andy!

debster Plus
13 693 3 England
26 Oct 2005 11:49PM
Lovely composition with beautiful detail. I've just stumbled upon your portfolio - you have some stunning work in there!

27 Oct 2005 2:19AM
A very nice image.


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