A Few shots of and from Dunkery Beacon taken yesterday. I thought the snow would be all but gone, but was wrong, the road up was closed (luckily I have a 4 x 4). The wind was very strong, knocked tripod over twice!!!! Strangely the only place without snow was the top of the beacon itself...
PS broke a few photographic rules...but hey ho...I was cold!!!
I took 5 exposures at 1ev difference and used Photomatix to tone map them.
To be honest I didn't try a different composition as that was the only place my tripod would remain upright and not get knocked down or buffeted by the wind. Had t use a wide angle lens (Sigma 10-20) to get it all in as well. Would like to have tried a different composition but alas it was not to be.
You captured the beauty of a scene of desolate isolation really well. I especially like number three but likes are always subjective. Even though it is not that far from habitation you can see how someone could risk life and limb by not being careful in such a situation. Richard