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Mike Walters Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2012Sun 27-Jan-13 03:54 PM
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"Dunkery Beacon on a cold afternoon"


GB
          

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!!!








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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 27-Jan-13 06:09 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Very nice,Mike. I think you have had more snow than we have had here in Ct.(New England). Where exactly is Dunkery Beacon ?

Rick

  

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Mike Walters Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2012Sun 27-Jan-13 06:56 PM
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GB
          

Rick,

Dunkery Beacon is on Exmoor in Somerset, England.

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newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Sun 27-Jan-13 06:56 PM
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Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Lovely!Very dramatic photos! You succeeded very well to balance the light from the sky and from the land.

Any use of ND grad filters ?

I like very much the first one, especially the convergence of the clouds towards the top of rock pile (is it called a "beacon"? English isn't my native language).

Have you tried a different composition for the first one, i.e. not centering the rock pile?

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Mike Walters Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2012Sun 27-Jan-13 06:59 PM
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GB
          

Yvan,

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.

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newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Sun 27-Jan-13 08:01 PM
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Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Very well done !

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OldCodger Registered since 15th Oct 2011Mon 28-Jan-13 04:06 PM
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Sawbridgeworth Hertfordshire, GB
          

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

  

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Mike Walters Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2012Tue 29-Jan-13 07:35 AM
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GB
          

As I was trudging up in the snow, which in some of the gullies was thigh high I felt I was risking life and limb

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MasterDabber Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2005Tue 29-Jan-13 03:50 PM
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Camberley, GB
          

Mike. Three nice images that really convey the cold and wintery environment.
My only nit, and it's already been commented on, is the positioning in #1 of the rock cairn.
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jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009Wed 30-Jan-13 03:08 PM
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Milwaukee, US
          

Cool! Or should I say cold...the images are very fine and gives one the feeling of how cold a place it must be!

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