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Padley Fern

By richardwheel  
Just spent an enjoyable weekend with team WASP and Mr leVers. The sunset and sunrise didn't play ball so after a hefty breakfast and a sleep for the other 2 members of the team, we decided Padley was our last hope of getting something, especially after all the rain we've been having.

The water was a lovely peaty colour and after filling my boots with it (literally) I ended up on the wrong side of the river. I decided to have an adventure round before trying to find my way back over to the other side...

The little fern stuck to the rock was crying out to be shot,

edit: and a big thankyou to fran for moving her tripod out of my way [but not for laughing at me and telling me I looked like I'd pee'd myself]

See what you think...

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Iain_Proudfoot, skye1, Paintman and 53 more

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Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 6:52PM
Excellent photography and processing.


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skye1 10 29 4 Wales
2 Aug 2009 6:55PM
Beautiful detailed shot of this woodland gorge scene with really nice colours and details throughout, lovely smooth water and fabulous details on the rocks - large is well worth viewing as the details pop out at you even more - really lovely composition too,definately worth my user award I really like this one.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
2 Aug 2009 6:58PM
lovely comp and the fern is perfectly positioned.lesley
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
2 Aug 2009 7:06PM
Thanks for the award Loraine, it's made my dip in the Gorge worth while then Smile

cheers guys
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 7:07PM
elaineparker 9 13 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 7:33PM
very pretty
StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
2 Aug 2009 7:49PM
a cracking image a superb choice of shutter speed.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
2 Aug 2009 7:52PM
Worth looking like you'd had some sort of accident in the trouser department for! Wink

BTW - - where's my credit for moving my tripod out of your shot??? Tongue

F x
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
2 Aug 2009 7:57PM
done....btw how's the hotel?

cheers folks
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
2 Aug 2009 8:12PM
Hotel's luvverly - - food is fabulous and the room brill. Just spent the last half hour watching the ickle bunnies playing in the field outside my window Smile

(Thanks for the credit!) Wink

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LesF 11 182 9
2 Aug 2009 8:18PM
Class water shot this Richard.

DaveCole 10 152 Wales
2 Aug 2009 8:26PM
Beautiful shot..
GrahamNobles 9 9 4 England
2 Aug 2009 9:16PM
The water movement is quite spectacular.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
2 Aug 2009 9:20PM
Looks well mate, one of the better Padley shots I've seen.

Great weekend mate, shame the light didn't play ball ... maybe next time though? Wink

martin.w 15 501 22 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 9:39PM
No carrier bags then.....? Wink
NEWMANP 9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 11:08PM
best from Padley for ages
alansdottir 9 60 7 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 11:24PM
That's really, really good - and even better seen large! The fern on the boulder a perfect anchor amid the torrential flows... Carol
DaveMead 8 23 14 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 12:24AM
Beautiful image, Richard. Glad to see there are others out there risking life, limb and dry trousers to bring us these shots. Keep up the good work. Smile
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
3 Aug 2009 7:37AM
lol Martin, carrier bags wouldn't have helped this time....I do now have waterproof walking boots but the trouble is they also hold water in!!!

thanks for the comments everyone Smile
martinl 14 267 2 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 9:07AM
So you did go back there then!! Pity the light didn't play ball first thing. I didn't really get anything else after you left!!
This is nice though, spot on shutter speed and perfectly placed fern. Wet trousers and feet, no surprise there then!
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 11:38AM
I was going to ask if you were still using the same not waterproof shoes you trekked across Ranoch moor in, guess it is time to put waders on the shopping list.

richardwheel 12 217 2 England
3 Aug 2009 12:30PM
It was a shame wasn't it martin, but never mind, we can't have fab conditions every time...

Funnily enough Neil, we were discussing waders before I ended up in the drink!
maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
4 Aug 2009 6:51PM
Worth it though to get such a good image
andy_AHG 8 106 6 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2009 6:16PM
Smashing image Richard - you've really captured the flow of the water over the rocks. Wet feet and soggy knees are occupational hazards... I often arrive home looking like I've been fighting with bears!

IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2009 9:21PM
Really special, Rich. Surprised it hasn't an HC at the least - the foreground on its own deserves it.

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