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Mam Tor

Mam Tor
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Copyright: Dai Gunter (Dai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 192 W: 56 N: 247] (1214)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 DC Sigma
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-09 14:07
Viewed: 1563
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Whilst visiting the Castleton area in the Derbyshire Peak District, decided to climb up onto Mam Tor. A popular hillwalker's venue with fantrastic scenic viewpoint of the surrounding countryside.
What I wasn't exspecting was the gale-force winds on the peak - clam at the lower altitude, the warming sun was causing the wnid to whip up the side of the peak into a gale at the top.
Nonetheless, I took the camera and struggling to keep steady manage to fire off a few shots.
In the ground around the Tor were cast images cemented into slabs. This one in the foreground was of a dagger. In the distance is Castleton and beyond.
One major faux pas was that I had set the ISO to 800 without realising and with the wind making my eyes water I hadn't noticed the graining in the LED screen after taking the image.
So, the PP work was relatively simple as a result of the grainy image... make it more grainy and increase contrast and a little added saturation.
A think black stroke for a frame and that's the image... Mam Tor.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-07-09 18:05]

Your high ISO does not degrade your offering here and your PP work actually looks like a high contrast HDR.
Anyway, a strong image and choice of portrait composition work very well here.
Nicely Done

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2011-07-09 19:09]

Beautiful! I feel as though I'm sitting right there :) Good depth, colors and detail. TFS

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-07-10 21:26]

Nice shot Dai. The color and sky are magnificent. Nice depth and detail. TFS, Lori

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2011-07-14 13:39]

Hi Dai
Interesting image with a powerful and dramatic light and color reminding me the middle age, perhaps by suggestion of the sword in the stone.
Rgds, mb

Olá Dai
Your photos have a great personal work with strong impact and definition, Always with drama and power.
Um abraço

I agree with brech. The shot does look like hdr with a great sky and a lovely view. Nice work

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