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Enter the Dragon

By VintageRed
Welcome to the front bar at the Green Dragon outside Hawes. This is the Pub through which Hardraw Force is accessed. Just couldnít resist the look of the place with light pouring in from outside and an open fire as the finishing touch.

Given that the thumbnail is so dark, thanks for getting this far. I have to say Iím really pleased by how itís turned out and hope it might appeal to you too. As always though, I shall be happy to receive any comments and critique, should you choose to leave any.



Tags: Pub General Architecture Hawes Green dragon Landscape and travel Hardraw force Dalesroadtrip

Voters: andytvcams, sut68, redstag and 83 more

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sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
22 Sep 2008 4:07PM
Looks very good Nick, was thinking about doing this too - back on the NW meet, but there were too many people around at the time.


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8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 4:10PM
great control of exposure and good perspective,
redstag 10 100 15 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 4:10PM
Nicely handled HDR, kept the atmosphere and managed the light beautifully.
redstag 10 100 15 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 4:11PM
one thing missing though, where's my pint! Wink

imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 4:12PM
excellent looking picture, looks so inviting and warm, very well done
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
22 Sep 2008 4:13PM
I think it looks great Nick, wonderful detail, seen even better in the large version. I particularly like the glow from the light on the table and the rays coming in from the window - well done!

Sarah *
dwarf 8 52 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 4:20PM
great lovely exposure and the light is excellent. Mine's a half pint thanks!
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
22 Sep 2008 4:20PM
Like the details and tones in this - well captured and processed.
Regards Richard.
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
22 Sep 2008 4:24PM
Great ambience Nick, could sit and have a few ales in there nae bother,
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 4:27PM
fabulous image. great lighting.
dazler 8 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 4:30PM
Great shot & lighting
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
22 Sep 2008 4:33PM
Terrific. I've been in this pub, but it didn't look anything like this. Loads to look at. Great treatment.
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
22 Sep 2008 4:34PM
Exceptional Nick
MikeH 11 217 4 England
22 Sep 2008 4:43PM
You got the colour just right,

cjl47 8 4 3 England
22 Sep 2008 4:47PM
New it had to be a very wide angle lens, excellent capture. I want one for my Canon 20 D.
A really great shot.
NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
22 Sep 2008 4:52PM
It looks completely fabulous to me.
VintageRed 10 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 4:52PM
Thanks all.

I can certainly recommend either the Canon 10-22 or the Sigma 10-20 Chris
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
22 Sep 2008 5:23PM
It's turned out lwell Nick .... a very attractive image indeed. I would have loved to see a figure or two sat in those chairs sipping the odd glass of Babycham though Wink
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 5:53PM
Stunning shot!!
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 5:58PM
Excellent processing Nick, love the subtle colours and light.

22 Sep 2008 6:16PM
Real quality image
JudeC 9 6 3 England
22 Sep 2008 6:17PM
What a cracking shot - I am a great fan of your work - this is on my list of places to visit - Jude.

PS - how to you do this kind of processing if it is not a secret?
sospan 9 12 Wales
22 Sep 2008 6:17PM
What a local!! Love the treatment, super detail.

VintageRed 10 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 6:22PM
Thank you all.

Thanks Jude, that's very kind of you indeed to say so. This is the first time I've been to this location but I would say it's well worth a visit. Just make sure there has been some rainfall previously as the waterfall apparently slows to a trickle else.
chensuriashi Plus
10 241 17 England
22 Sep 2008 6:39PM
What a wonderful Local, where is Hawes, Old Country Pub, Ploughmans and Pickle, Steak 'n' Ale Pie, mines a Pint of Bitter please....full of atmosphere, really like it. Chen.
LesF 10 182 9
22 Sep 2008 6:40PM
This is terrific Nick just how it looked stood next to you, colours etc spot on.

Jou©o 12 56 Finland
22 Sep 2008 6:52PM
looking good here too.....My Eizo eyes love this Wink

BrokenAir 8 20 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 7:40PM
ahhh just adore this ^-^
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
22 Sep 2008 7:51PM
brilliant, absolutely love this

ann_g 12 19 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 8:06PM
22 Sep 2008 8:07PM
This is a really good shot. The detail is spot on.
22 Sep 2008 8:12PM
There is nothing I don't love about this, the photo is unbeatable...and the pub couldn't be named better by God himself, lol that and the fact I have studied Hawes and written about it in an exam makes this all the more appealing!

Awesome work.
danbrann Plus
12 628 17
22 Sep 2008 8:21PM
Top notch photography.
fatherpie 8 18 12 England
22 Sep 2008 9:06PM
Absolutely fabulous - you forgot to say VIEW LARGE though! One for the shorlist!
22 Sep 2008 9:07PM
Works a treat. Great atmosphere.
Wooly 11 112 4 England
22 Sep 2008 9:24PM
Superb Nick.

Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
22 Sep 2008 10:05PM
Just brilliant
Kerniggit 8 2 1 England
22 Sep 2008 10:42PM
Oh I can see myself in that rocking chair with a pint of Real Ale - hmmmm Smile
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
22 Sep 2008 10:57PM
Mines a large red please....if they have a decent vintage! Wink

Excellent processing,subject matter and comp Nick.
That roaring fire looks so inviting.


VintageRed 10 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 11:21PM
Thanks everyone. Delighted it's been received so well.
You could enjoy a glass of something nice sitting here waiting for your Lunch to arrive, in fact you wouldn't want your lunch to arrive too soon.
Wonderful light and pools of colour the detail is superb.

sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 10:16AM
simply STUNNING nick
very nicely composed

WOW, Nick......I'll bet they would Luv to have this hanging on their wall!
Just Beautiful how you've captured this with the fire and light intertwined....What a lovely scene...Smile

Added to my Favs.....
Cheers and have a great day,
Suz Smile
samsalt 8 24 1 England
24 Sep 2008 1:28AM
I really like this Nick, you've done a cracking job with it.

24 Sep 2008 12:50PM
My picture of the week
xGei8ht 8 62 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2008 11:09PM
Looks like a paintingSmile

Well done!
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
26 Sep 2008 12:05PM
A stunning image, Nick, and what a beautiful pub...what did you do with all the customers to capture it like this?!!
TrevB Smile
SLW 8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 12:49PM
Lovely and moody. Another winner.
steveb 12 340 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2008 3:49PM
Can't so much more than has already been said, a stunning image.

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