1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. Richard Breland

    Richard Breland

    Messages:
    31
    Name:
    Richard
    Edit My Images:
    Yes
    Hi all,

    I have been meaning to get up to Mam Tor for a while to photograph in infamous 'Gate'. It is not too far away (about an hour), so ventured up just before Christmas, but didn't even get out of the car as it was blowing a gale with horizontal snow! Since then the weather has been awful....until yesterday/today. So yesterday, I went up there to 'recce' the area and see where everything is, then set out at 06.00 this morning for a 'proper photo' run. Anyway...it was f-f-f-f-freeeeezing up there, and a few other 'togs had made it up, so here is the result. Pretty pleased on the whole...shame there were no clouds in the sky (although it does have a 'clean' look !), but managed to capture the Gate, the view and a decent sunrise. Critique welcome.....(my own dilemma is the 'amount' of sky showing i.e. should it be cropped a bit more? Come back to not having any clouds, I guess).

    Thanks for looking :)

    (Not sure why the EXIF data doesn't show on FlickR, but it was taken on a Nikon D7100, Tokina 11-16 2.8 lens at 11mm, F11, 1/50th, ISO 100....with bracketed exposures and blended in Photoshop.

    [​IMG]The Gate at Mam Tor by Richard Breland, on Flickr
     
  2. Fraser Euan White

    Fraser Euan White

    Messages:
    101
    Name:
    Fraser White
    Edit My Images:
    No
    All the effort was worthwhile - beautiful landscape shot IMO.

    I think the crop on the sky is about right (top 2/3rds) and shows a nice gradation in colour from deep blue to the sunburst. Love the browns and greens in the scene as well with the cold frost on the foreground.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018
    Richard Breland likes this.
  3. Ladystrange

    Ladystrange

    Messages:
    99
    Name:
    Claire
    Edit My Images:
    Yes
  4. andyscott

    andyscott

    Messages:
    1,913
    Name:
    Andrew
    Edit My Images:
    Yes
    I really like this one, lovely crisp landscape
     
  5. Mark twiglet

    Mark twiglet

    Messages:
    2,394
    Name:
    Mark
    Edit My Images:
    Yes
    Its surprising how different it looks and diffeeent position sun from August bank holiday when the sun rose on the great ridges Peak
     
  6. Mark twiglet

    Mark twiglet

    Messages:
    2,394
    Name:
    Mark
    Edit My Images:
    Yes
    Sorry I meant to say nice shot
     
  7. buxtonmick

    buxtonmick

    Messages:
    187
    Name:
    Mick(!)
    Edit My Images:
    Yes
    Excellent Richard. When I look at a landscape shot like that I ask myself how would it look if used in a book, and that shot would look just great.
     
  8. Steelo

    Steelo

    Messages:
    1,383
    Name:
    Martin
    Edit My Images:
    No
    It's a nice shot but compositionally just doesn't work for me. I see two separate images in this one, as I find the sunburst and post totally draws my attention every time, taking away from the gate, which was your main focal point of the image. Colours and light is lovely, but sometimes it's best not to try and capture everything in one image.

    [​IMG]1 by Martin Steele, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2 by Martin Steele, on Flickr
     
  9. Steelo

    Steelo

    Messages:
    1,383
    Name:
    Martin
    Edit My Images:
    No
    Perhaps for the starburst, go at a different time of year when the sun rises on the end of the ridge or the end of the fence line.... then it would all work as one image I'm sure.
     
  10. Richard Breland

    Richard Breland

    Messages:
    31
    Name:
    Richard
    Edit My Images:
    Yes
    Thanks for all the comments. I think for me personally it ticked a couple of boxes.....having the will power to get up at 05.30 in the morning and climb some freezing hills (!), attempting to take a 'decent' landscape picture (albeit of a well know subject), and capturing some sort of sunrise. Definitely warrants a return later in the year to get the sun rising close to the ridge, but then you dont get the frost on the ground. I guess you can only work with what you see at a particular time :).

    Thanks again.
     

Share This Page