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Copyright: Andy Keeler (akeeler) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-09-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma AF 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Grad. Gray - 2 Stop
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-12-17 6:54
Viewed: 1655
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A shot of the famous limestone pavement to be found at various points all over the Yorkshire Dales. With obligatory trees. This is a view across Southerscales nature reserve near Chapel-le-Dale. The hill in the backgroud is Whernside. It's a small area of very classic pavement, but is readily accessible from the road after a short, quite easy walk, whereas some of the bigger areas around Malham require a bit more of a trek....A consideration for the more casual athelete when carry a rucksack full of kit uphill!

I originally saved a lighter, more neutral version of this image, but I've noticed in the photography press that the current fashion in B/w landscapes is for quite dark, moody images. I think that treatment works quite well here, but it's a fine line between, moody, and just plain wrong!

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Wonderfully atmospheric shot, captures well the remote isolation of The Dales, congratulations. Phil.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2011-12-17 7:16]

Hi Andy,
A grand B&W photo. Indeed I am glad that you chose to present this in B&W rather than in color. It gives a very special feeling to the photo. well done.

Hi Andy
A very adorable composition of this beautiful scene
Excellent black and white mode with superb details
Lovely shot

Hi Andy...nice black and white shot...great tones and contrast...I like your treatment.


Hi Andy,

Had a look at your shots and picked this one out. Lovely tones, good sky and textures in the limestone. I agree the current trend for mono seems to be for moody / dark images, would be interested to see your more neutral version
wondered how it would look with some more contrast and slight tone so have done a W/S hope you don't object

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