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On England's Pleasant Pastures
On England's Pleasant Pastures
SaraR


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Challenge: Landscape VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: May 5, 2012
Aperture: 16.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2012

Ok, so where was I coming from with this entry? The challenge was Landscapes, but with the twist of making the entry as refreshing as possible. So, what makes a landscape, what defines it? In this case the physical geology and geography, obviously. The Lake District mountains, fells and valleys have formed as a direct result of glaciation - this, without a doubt provides the drama and structure to the landscape. But the landscape that we see today, and over the last millenia is also defined by its human usage, and in the way that it has been grazed, pastures created, vegetation cleared and changed; farms built, the fellside marked by walls. The valleys and lower fells of the Lake District have been grazed by hardy sheep for many hundreds of years. I wanted to show that sheep are not just a part of the landscape, but are a 'cause' of the landscape.

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 134
Avg (all users): 5.9023
Avg (commenters): 6.5385
Avg (participants): 5.7846
Avg (non-participants): 5.9725
Views since voting: 327
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 174
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/16/2012 10:37:33 AM
Never thought I'd describe a sheep as "regal", but there you have it. LOVE the notes and the entry.
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05/16/2012 08:54:50 AM
Curse me for a narrow minded voter, if you like. I gave it a neutral 5.
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05/16/2012 07:43:12 AM
I had the same "sheep/landscape" struggle others did - ended up giving this a very nice score and glad I did. What a lovely "photographer's comments" entry. Nicely reasoned as well as being a lovely entry.
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05/16/2012 03:01:29 AM
Nicely done. I knew this was ewe ! ;-)

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05/16/2012 02:01:38 AM
One of my favorites in the challenge. A very refreshing landscape indeed!
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05/16/2012 12:44:59 AM
that is some holy lamb of god. I love every bit of it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2012 11:23:31 PM
yes! a landscape with personailty.
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05/15/2012 10:03:51 PM
Wow. Beautiful region, and photograph.
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05/15/2012 08:09:24 PM
Sweet scene
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05/15/2012 06:05:03 PM
Ok. Not sure what to do with this one. It's more about the sheep than a landscape shot. However, there's so much landscape in the background that it is a landscape shot.

Interesting interpretation of the challenge.

It boils down to this:

It's awesome! -9-
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05/15/2012 04:33:58 PM
Seems to be more about the sheep than the landscape, though the setting is indeed a nice landscape. I'll have to give this one some thought. Ok I gave it some thought and I think I I gave this to 5 year old asking him to describe the scene, I would get "I picture of a sheep" not "a picture of a sheep in front of a lake and a hill".
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05/15/2012 09:20:25 AM
NIce shot, love the green and grasses. - 8
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05/15/2012 06:20:21 AM
this is a sheep
05/12/2012 11:04:20 PM
Great use of a foreground subject in your landscape!
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05/09/2012 12:56:57 PM
One for her album.
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05/09/2012 12:46:22 PM
The Lake District?
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05/09/2012 09:14:17 AM
I forget how spindly sheep's legs are LOL This is great. Made me smile. :)
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05/09/2012 09:02:21 AM
lovely
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05/09/2012 03:19:11 AM
Sheepscape!
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05/09/2012 03:11:26 AM
I just love the country side of England, so gorgeous.

The sheep adds to this, he likes ewe!
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