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An air of magic

By Nick_w      
Twistleton scar positioned high up in the Yorkshire Dales, one can only marvel at the spleandor of the place. I see now why neolithic man revered it so much particularly the effect the sun has on the limestone as it rises over Ingleborough.

I would hazard a guess that the position of the nearby cairn (not in shot) is so that the Sun rises just on the pinacle of Ingleborough on the Winter solstice.

I set myself two projects the main one was to get a panoramic view (just need to process now) and the second one was to try not to use filters for a couple of images (this been one) to see if manual exposure blending offered any benifits, at least ones that can outway the extra processing time.

Taken in the great company of Les Forrester (LesF), Les was kind in his comments on a recent image from here, it wasn't "us" that panted and puffed to the top - it was me; it made me realise how unfit i've become in the last couple of years, so the gym kit has been found and the membership (unused) has been dusted off.

Tags: Yorkshire dales Landscape and travel Twistleton scar

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andy_AHG 9 106 6 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 9:46AM
A really superb image Nick. Hope all is well with you. Haven't seen you for a while.


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Term 12 86 9 England
23 Jan 2012 10:03AM
Incredible image, well composed with good colour and foreground detail,

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Jan 2012 10:24AM
Superb image.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 10:25AM
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 Jan 2012 10:42AM
You have to come up with something different to set this well known scene apart from the rest. The sky's done this for you. Beautiful shot.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Jan 2012 11:00AM
Well worth the huffing and puffing to get this Nick, like your comp and the good details in the pavement.
Good morning tones too
Regards Richard
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
23 Jan 2012 11:03AM
Thanks everyone.

Thanks for the UA Ronnie, its much appreciated.

Andy (Andy_AHG) ; Not had a lot of time over last 6 months due to work Sad will drop you a line when I have a bit of time and maybe we coulf organise something.
23 Jan 2012 11:38AM
Fantastic shot well taken.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
23 Jan 2012 12:05PM
Thanks Mark & thanks for the UA its most appreciated.
LesF 11 182 9
23 Jan 2012 1:17PM

Quote: the second one was to try not to use filters for a couple of images (this been one) to see if manual exposure blending offered any benifits

Err because after the hike up you just found enough strength to get the camera and tripod out, then couldn't lift the filters LOL

Fine capture of the early morning light Nick

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
23 Jan 2012 1:59PM
A superb image, just beautiful...........Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
23 Jan 2012 2:47PM
A stunning image, Nick, gorgeous colours and tones Wink
Trev Smile
23 Jan 2012 3:06PM
Really nice shot - some nice hue's throughout the scene.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
23 Jan 2012 4:57PM
Beautiful image and comp Nick.
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
23 Jan 2012 5:00PM
The comments clicks and awards say it all great work

ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 5:56PM
Have another award, what a top shot Nick absolutely stunning.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 5:57PM
It's all been said - it's just superb and I wish I'd taken it! Smile
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
23 Jan 2012 7:02PM
Thanks everone - big thanks Ian for the UA
NikonNovice 11 107 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 7:12PM
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
23 Jan 2012 7:23PM
A smooth and calming image ...lovely
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
23 Jan 2012 7:26PM
Big thanks Chris Smile
sneazy 13 74 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 8:47PM
Great image. Worth the effort.

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
23 Jan 2012 11:51PM
top marks for this, an outstanding image.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
24 Jan 2012 12:45PM
Not quite as sold on this one as the others mate. Tends to feel a little dark in the middle ground, I think this could've been lifted tonally to reveal a little more detail!!!

EDIT: Just spotted the portrait version and that's more like it!!!
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
24 Jan 2012 12:57PM
Yep your right Paul (as always), I processed the other after this, and have another version of this that I will put up at some stage ( also slightly cooler and more punch in the sky). Marked it as helpful so hopefully will turn green.
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 6:16PM
I prefer this format Nick, and although it could benefit from the same processing as the portrait version, it is a shot I would have been well chuffed to have taken.

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