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Off My Chest

By sut68      
For those of you who know, landscape photography has had to take a back seat over recent weeks due to contracting flu and then a rather nasty chest infection. I have been itching to get out and exercise my photographic muscles for a while now but not had the energy to do so.

A couple of weekends ago I decided to bite the bullet and get out with the gear and do a dusk-til-dawn shoot in the wonderful Yorkshire Dales - Malham in particular.

Whilst this does usually mean an uncomfortable night trying to sleep in the car, I decided to try my hand at some night photography with varying levels of success [or should that be failure? Wink] - more of that to come.

This shot was in a location I have never taken before, but one I will likely return too on Ing Scar above WatlowesDry Path - looking towards Comb Hill.

Weather reports said that a decent sunset was a good possibility, but a large cloud bank put paid to that. There seemed to be light all around the landscape, but not where I wanted it, so a good hour or so's perseverance was required to get any light at all for my first shot. This image was taken about 2 hours after I had arrived, but the light was wonderful for a few minutes when it did materialise.

Tags: Tree Malham Yorkshire dales Limestone pavement Clints Grykes Landscape and travel Comb Hill Watlowes

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sherlob Plus
11 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 6:01PM
Sorry to hear you've been unwell Paul. Hope the recovery is complete. I'm liking the composition here - the lime stone pavement gives a real sense of depth and carries well to the hills in the back ground.

How's Fran?


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sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Jul 2014 6:18PM
Cheers Adam, she's well thanks ... busy with school reports etc.

Hope you are well too bud Smile

9 Jul 2014 6:41PM
A beautiful landscape. Glad to hear you're feeling better. I look forward to seeing more of your landscapes. Your comments have made me think I should find a good location and spend the day from dawn to dusk.
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 7:13PM
You still have it Paul, beautiful shot Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 7:39PM
The touch is still there PaulWink

Wondered where you had disappeared to and a new location tooSmile

Hope you are feeling your usual self ASAP


PS Love to Fran
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Jul 2014 7:44PM
Cheers fellas ... I can highly recommend it Francis, particularly with the long days of Summer.

Back to normal Adrian barring a nagging cough, but fingers crossed that clears up in a week or two.

Ta all,
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
9 Jul 2014 7:53PM
Worth all the effort Paul. Welcome back !!
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Jul 2014 8:07PM
Cheers Ron Smile
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
9 Jul 2014 8:30PM
Good to see you back Paul Smile
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
9 Jul 2014 8:30PM
A fine image to return with Paul, glad you're on the mend.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Jul 2014 9:34PM
Cheers guys Smile
9 Jul 2014 10:05PM
Glad you're recovering - your eyes, brain and shutter finger are clearly working perfectly Grin
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Jul 2014 10:14PM
Cheers Alum, glad you think so!!!
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 5:53AM
Glad to hear you are well now and nice to see you posting again Paul.
This is a lovely composition and the good light you waited so patiently for is evident.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
10 Jul 2014 8:59AM
Thanks too Derek, it was a bit of a wait for the light to break where I wanted it, but worth it.

I've had a bit of a break from here but been active elsewhere [goes to wash out mouth with soapy water] ... glad you like this one.

Richsr 10 91 223 England
10 Jul 2014 10:44AM
Good to see one of your well worked image again Paul.
Also good to hear that you are now back to getting out with the camera.
Hope Mrs S is well too
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
10 Jul 2014 12:50PM
Cheers Richard ... MrsS is fine too Smile
5 3 8 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2014 1:35PM
Nice to see you have been out and about again, I would still be pleased with this one, it looks perfectly fine to meGrin
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
30 Jul 2014 5:50PM
Cheers Ryan ... got some days away in a few weeks so hope to bag some shots at locations I have never been to Smile

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