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goatster 16 399
19 May 2005 1:40PM
Beautiful place.

Did you run down the scree slope to your left after you took the picture, great fun if you didnt.


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plutoman 16 347
19 May 2005 1:43PM
Cracking shot Pete. Excellent expansive view and spacious feel. Like the lines, hillside detail and contrasts.
Well done on a well presented shot.

shutter speed 15 369 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 1:43PM
Oh that's so good what a superb image.

terry_cavner 15 332 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 1:46PM
an absolute cracker
patters 16 1.8k 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 1:50PM
very nice
old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
19 May 2005 1:52PM
This is just made by that figure, Pete.
cdm36 16 391 7 England
19 May 2005 1:56PM
Excellent, nice to see a figure in the image to give a sense of scale.

pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 2:04PM
Thanks everyone Smile

Sorry to upload and run but bed beckons. I'll catch up with commenting duties on the morrow.

All the best

gwyn h 16 432
19 May 2005 2:24PM
You've chosen a superb viewpoint for this one Pete with an excellent sense of scale provided by the inclusion of the solitary figure, all resulting in image that's well up to your usual high standard.

A_Harrison 15 261 Canada
19 May 2005 2:31PM
What Gwyn said!

glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
19 May 2005 2:40PM
Wow, it takes your breath away! Spot on! Click!!!

Mari 16 1.8k United Kingdom
19 May 2005 2:55PM
Welcome back Pete, fantastic viewpoint, wonderful landscape shot.

Mari Smile
Chris_H 16 1.5k 1
19 May 2005 2:58PM
Stunning shot, the person in this shows a great sense of scale and added interest.

jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 3:24PM
A super view Pete. That person really adds to the shot.
dalischone 15 295 Scotland
19 May 2005 3:50PM
Wow, awesome shot Pete, this is just amazing. It really does take your breath away.

19 May 2005 4:21PM
Fantastic shot, that person definitely makes the shot for me.

Kim and Mike
liparig 16 233 United States
19 May 2005 6:00PM
great perspective shot
malleader 17 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 8:36PM
Exceptional image. Well done.
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
19 May 2005 10:05PM
Welcome back, stunning shot of vast landscape.

pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 10:20PM
Thanks everyone - I agree that the shot isn't the same without the figure (I took a couple of frames without blokey in the view). As soon as the chap appeared over the horizon and turned around, I pressed the shutter faster than you could say, "A two page spread in Trail magazine"! ;o)

Seriously, thanks for the feedback. I wasn't sure how it would fare as a late-ish upload.

All the best,

deavilin 16 352 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 10:48PM
Superb view and beautiful shotSmile

CathyI 15 344 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 11:41PM
I did wonder where you'd been recently! Great shot, love it! The colours are beautifully rich and the angle shows the screes off really well. I agree with the others about the figure, too.
cameragirl 15 43 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 11:59PM
Wonderful landscape! What a view!
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 12:08AM
Thanks everyone

Hi Cathy - yeah, I had a 'disagreement' with my previous ISP (my internet wouldn't work and they wouldn't help to fix it) so I finally got activated with my new service provider yesterday. I've been getting the shakes from withdrawal lol.

kit-monster 16 3.7k 2 Singapore
20 May 2005 1:01AM
Great to see you back - been missing my fix. I've never been up this side of Wastwater, mainly because Wastwater is an extra hour from London and you're never going to make last orders, and if we do go, we head to the north of the lake going for the bigger peaks. Never thought to climb Seatallan just for the view.

Anyway, back to the shot . . . yes, classic trail mag stuff. I think it would be even more dramatic if you cropped the top third just above the forest on the right and below the pale backdrop.

pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 1:07AM
Thanks Ed

This one is from Yewbarrow - climbed it to take some shots of the big beasties that are Scafell and Great Gable, but the lighting wasn't quite right. This view seemed so much better.

I take your point about the hazy backdrop (it was even worse in the original RAW image) but I decided to leave it in for context. I'll try the crop and see how it looks.

All the best,


EDIT: I think I might have misunderstood you originally - I was going to try the crop anyway, but I agree that the tighter framing should increase the impact of the shot. Thanks for that!
vince 16 48 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 1:09AM
Stunning landscape!


John_Duckett 16 386 2 Norfolk Island
20 May 2005 4:28AM
Have a RC Pete. The sense of scale and isolation in this are just wonderful. Excellent

pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 4:56AM
Thanks Vince and John. Smile

suleesia 15 176 Malaysia
20 May 2005 5:15AM
beautifully composed! excellent clarity and sharpness. That figure is a must have! congrats!
proberts 16 218 4 Wales
20 May 2005 5:49AM
Wow,Pete,back with avengance.Stunning shot and what an amazing setting.
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 7:38AM
Thanks all.

GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 7:46AM
Paulbee 16 48 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 8:20AM
Absolutely superb shot. The composition and perspective are great.
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
20 May 2005 9:56AM
Great depth to it Pete and yes I think the figure enhances the shot
martin.w Plus
18 598 23 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 10:52AM
Good to see you back uploading. Terrific image, superb sense of scale.
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 May 2005 11:27AM
Those Matalan Blow-up Ramblers are worth every penny.
(started the ouput on the panorama today...printed by Monday)
geegee 16 29 England
20 May 2005 11:29AM
Superb shot of Wastwater under very benign looking conditions. Lovely colours and composition.
(It's usually raining and blowing when I am there!)
Best wishes,
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 11:31AM
Thanks very much chaps!

LOL @ Keith ... what, does he combust?

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I seeeeeeeeeeeee. :o)

And thanks for sorting out the print - much appreciated.

foot_loose 16 113
20 May 2005 12:34PM
One for submission to Trail Mag or similar for a cover photo?

bassan Plus
17 13
20 May 2005 1:47PM
Superb, certainly is HC material???????. Love the scale by the person in the shot. Lovely image.
20 May 2005 11:40PM
Haven't had too much time to check out the site recently Pete so haven't visited for a while. The DOF on this shot is just superb, the shoreline and the mountain ridges are pin sharp. I agree about the inclusion of the figure, for me this makes the shot. Fantastic work. click

markthompson 16 13 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 11:55PM
Fabulous composition, the figure gives a good sense of scale. Well done.
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2005 2:57AM
Thanks everyone.

claret 16 49 England
23 May 2005 12:07AM
Think it works wonderfully. Wondered where you'd been, Pete.
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2005 12:34AM
Thanks Iain

Aye - was 'sans broadband' for a couple of weeks. Gave me a nice enforced EPZ break!

lobsterboy Plus
16 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
23 May 2005 5:40AM
No Epz - you can sue for mental cruelty :0

Like this, like the figure - like the way the edge of the screes/lake make a diagonal composition.
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2005 6:27AM
Thanks mate. The facial tics have just subsided. Smile

25 May 2005 8:43AM
Great shot.
I have an X Pan pic taken from that exact spot. It is such a brilliant view point, it would be good to do a pano taking in Sca Fell and Gable as well as the screes. An idea for the future perhaps!
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
25 May 2005 8:46AM
Thanks Simon - the light was a flat in the Scafell/Gable direction when I was up there, but I agree that the view in that direction is fabulous. Maybe it's an Autumn/Winter viewpoint methinks.

stevem 16 238 United Kingdom
27 May 2005 12:01PM
Yep, the bod adds scale to the pic - isn't it pronounced Vastwater - it looks just that - vast!
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2005 1:17PM
LOL it should be. Thanks Steve Smile

magda_indigo 16 418 England
15 Jun 2005 1:42PM
majestic, click (*:*)
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2005 1:50PM
Thanks muchly, Magda. Smile


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