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Passing Light

By richardwheel  
Sometimes when out and about, the power of natural light can be quite amazing.

The sun at this point broke under a thick cloud illuminating the land with the most powerful light I've ever seen - so much that I couldn't even see through the viewfinder!

Nothing at all has been done in post processing to this photo, apart from a quick sharpen.

I'd appreciate some proper honest feedback on this one if you fancy it...


Tags: Peak district Derbyshire Storm Grasses Landscape and travel

Voters: shane, Slaterm, elkiebrooks and 48 more

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shane 13 7 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 8:44AM
lovely shot, love the dark clouds and the sun lit foreground


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JouŠo 14 56 Finland
10 Aug 2006 8:50AM
No snow on the rock : )


fauxtography 13 6.6k 36
10 Aug 2006 8:52AM
Nice layering in your composition, the light is lovely. I really like it.
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
10 Aug 2006 8:53AM
cheers guys, much appreciated.
canongirl08 12 18 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 9:03AM
Stunning image,Beautiful light
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
10 Aug 2006 9:08AM
beautiful sharp shot accompanied by lovely light and colours
bumbleb3 12 358 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 9:10AM
beautiful light.well taken
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
10 Aug 2006 9:15AM
crikey, cheers pete, I didn't expect that!!!!
10 Aug 2006 9:19AM
Lovely light and a nice composition. The sky is stunning and that makes this photo extra eye cathing.
MikeBonsall 12 474 3 Guernsey
10 Aug 2006 9:42AM
This is the magical light that landscape photographers crave. You've captured it extremely well.

My only suggestion - maybe you could clone out the telephone poles?

terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 10:12AM
Excellent....As Usual
AlanBW 12 20 England
10 Aug 2006 10:13AM
Congrats on the HC, love the lighting and colours here
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
10 Aug 2006 10:19AM
A real beauty, lovely light. Paul
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
10 Aug 2006 10:34AM
thanks for the comments everyone.

Mike: I thought about cloning the telegraph poles but decided they gave the image scale.

Tetters 12 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 10:48AM
great sky,brilliant picture
proberts 14 218 4 Wales
10 Aug 2006 10:53AM
Fabulous shot and light Richard.Congrats on the HC.
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
10 Aug 2006 11:05AM
Wonderful light and shade in this great image Rihard.
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 11:26AM
It's a cracking shot Rich, well deserving of the HC.

The foreground light and the way it picks out the grasses and the rock is excellent and inspired. I like the dark background as I feel it helps draw attention to the beautifully lit foreground.

This is as honest as I can be, as I don't feel personally that there is much to criticise.

McKenzie 12 22 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 12:16PM
Lovely foreground light and nice comp'

richardwheel 12 217 2 England
10 Aug 2006 12:21PM
thanks guys.

Martin, originally I wasnt sure about this one, however I personally liked it.

Often I like images more that have a meaning to me or, if they were captured in difficult conditions I like them better than if it was an easy capture - I didn't know if this was the case with this photo.
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 2:44PM
For me Rich, I'm not a natural, so there's no such thing as an easy capture. I always seem to struggle with exposures, compositions, etc but like you say, makes it more rewarding when you get something good out of it.

Robsterios 12 20 Australia
10 Aug 2006 2:53PM
Fantastic warm tones..great detail..An awesome shot..congrats on the HC...regards, Rob.
CP_01 12 1
10 Aug 2006 3:57PM
What great colour and lighting. Superb work!!
crash39 12 24 England
10 Aug 2006 5:25PM
Just stunning. It all works so well.

martin.w 16 522 22 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 5:42PM
LOL Rich, snap!! Were you out last night, the light was amazing. Good work and very well done.
Keelo 14 18 Australia
10 Aug 2006 9:27PM
Wow Richard, great light, love the sky too, congrats on the HC.
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 9:32PM
Stunning light and sky.

glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
11 Aug 2006 2:21AM
Beautiful shot, congrats on the HC, Spot on! Click!!!

18 Oct 2006 5:15PM
great shot, love the dramatic clouds
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
15 Dec 2006 7:53AM
Wow - what lighting!

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