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Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Ladybower reservoir, Derbyshire, UK.
Date: Aug 27, 2006
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2006

Viewed: 543
Comments: 11
Favorites: 5 (view)

Its days like this that make you joyous to be alive.

I saw the sun tracking fast across the far bank and just knew when it got to the right point it would be beautiful. I had no foreground for the picture, so I ran flat-out and adjusted my camera at the same time. I thumped to a halt just as the sun hit that field. I fired off a shot, went to bracket the exposure as I’d had so little time to check it but the shot was gone forever. When I reviewed the one image I was relived to find the exposure was just right. It truly was a fine day.

I took some other pictures from the same point a few minutes later and while they were ok this was always going to be the one :-)

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06/28/2007 12:37:51 AM
Great picture - such rich colors. And great story to go with it! :)
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06/17/2007 09:18:58 AM
beautiful light and textures. i love the ripples on the surface of the water and the way the eye is led from the left side to the right side of the reservoir.
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04/23/2007 02:00:16 PM
Wow!!! Amazing view, i wish i was there myself. I especially like the middle part of the green field where the patch of cloud just moved away making the light brightening only that spot. Vibrant color!!!
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04/06/2007 09:47:36 PM
I love this image too and found you in the pick your favorite thread. I posted this one ofcourse. I have PM'd you im not sure if you have any interest because i know it may not be worth the time. But id like to be able to get a print of this from dpc prints. I think it would make a great gift for a family member.
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09/23/2006 09:41:53 AM
Thank you for all your kind comments Shannylee this is taken at Ladybower reservoir, Derbyshire, UK. I’ve added the info to the pic too, I forgot to do it, thanks for reminding me :-)
09/23/2006 02:17:43 AM
this processing is seriously sooo cool!!!! wow!!!! wish i knew where this was!!!

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09/18/2006 11:23:03 PM
Wow, the background almost looks like a cartoon. I think the little bugs add a little more character to the shot. :)
Good job!
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08/29/2006 12:18:10 AM
the colour in the field is so vivid. im instantly drawn to it.

damn bugs...ive had a few shots ruined by blackfly swarms
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08/28/2006 12:32:04 PM
Insects! I would never have guessed. The Dales are indeed a lovely place. You're lucky to be nearby.
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08/27/2006 09:02:48 PM
Thank you for your comments Pineapple and for adding my picture to your favourites. This is in the Yorkshire dales, a little further north than the areas affected by water shortages. It was a great day for photography, with the sun breaking through the clouds and painting the landscape.

They are actually a little swarm of insects, they show up nicely in the full size image. You can see them in the image “Fields of green” too. They added a little extra interest I thought.

Message edited by author 2006-08-27 21:09:57.
08/27/2006 08:37:31 PM
Not the drought-stricken part of the Green and Pleasant Land, I am glad to see. The perfect trees along the hedgerow lines and their shadows give this a dramatic effect. Nicely done. The birds, a nice touch, would show up better in a larger image.

Message edited by author 2006-08-27 21:02:18.
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