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Cumbrian Mountains

By riggwelter  
I had to get up super-early (well, for me)!! for the drive up to Keswick.

I was intending on Photographing Blencathra when I saw this scene unfold in the other direction.

Comments Welcome.

Tags: Landscape Cumbria Mountain Field Lake District Panoramic Scenery Landscape and travel

Voters: christhomson, rowarrior, James_G and 18 more

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rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
23 May 2008 11:37AM
Great view, but seems a little red, and you lose some of the mountain tops in the clouds (such a pain when everything else fits but they stubbornly refuse to move!)

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James_G 11 166 5
23 May 2008 11:52AM
Beautiful panorama. I like the clouds sitting on the top of the hills - after all that's about as high as they ever get in the Lakes! Good one.
Nickscape 12 708 9 England
23 May 2008 12:14PM
I think as it is the mountains in the clouds doesnt quite work - i think you need to include slightly more sky to give then a place in the shot, at the moment it looks like there isnt enough space for them to fit properly in the shot and youve just cut them off. Colour is just about right - maybe a little red, but mostly thats because of the early morning light. I stood in pretty much the same spot 2 months ago - and these mountains were covered in a snow & hail storm - very dramatic.

23 May 2008 12:24PM
I love the setting and mood but to me the colours look contrived as in too vivid to be real. However remember I am an Aussie who lives in drought affected outback bush and it has been a long time since i was in the UK 'what does green look like? Smile
riggwelter 11 165 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 1:42PM
Thanks for the comments,
the colours look fine on the printed version.

I have another version with a little more sky in the frame. I will re-visit it for a second look and perhaps darken the clouds a little.
23 May 2008 2:38PM
I like the colors,brings out the contrast with the mountains in the background.
Roly 11 Wales
23 May 2008 6:57PM
Beautiful shot and lovely colours.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
24 May 2008 1:58PM
This is a superb shot and even more so when you consider we have no control over nature and can only shoot what we see !

User_Removed 10 78 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 12:27AM
Ok excellent image and I agree the top of the clouds do seem cut off.. but good work

pcoopsy 12 5 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 7:21AM
Nice rich colours and depth to the shot.

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