A week in the Cotswolds and only one shot !!


simonkit

Link Posted 15/08/2009 - 22:51
I've just returned from a week in the Cotswolds and only managed one real landscape shot...unfortunately, as nice as the villages are, I couldn't really find much inspiration for landscape shots

This is Broadway Tower, all C&C welcome

Simon




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Last Edited by simonkit on 15/08/2009 - 23:15

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 15/08/2009 - 22:57
What a belter Simon! Superb dramatic sky, bold composition, and a sublime view over the Vale of Evesham. I have lived 20 mins drive from this spot for about 8 years, but have never been there!
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johnriley

Link Posted 15/08/2009 - 23:09
Very nice, I like that a lot. Wonderful sky and great tones on the stonework, very well done.
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 15/08/2009 - 23:20
We're used to good pictures from you, Simon, but that's special. I've seldom seen such a splendid sky, and the whole thing just about leaps off the screen.

Well done.

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paulyrichard

Link Posted 15/08/2009 - 23:38
Nice one Simon, great photo.
This will look a million times better in B&W. The Tower standin' stark against the white of those clouds, and the definition of the clouds jus' shouts B&W.
This will have so much more drama and impact as a B&W.

Personally, I would 'clone' out the signs beside the tower's entrance.
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sanderscapes

Link Posted 16/08/2009 - 00:45
As above Simon excellent shot.

Technoblurb

Link Posted 16/08/2009 - 08:49
Is it to cheeky to ask what settings, lens & filters if any you used? This is an amazing landscape shot.

simonkit

Link Posted 16/08/2009 - 09:06
Thanks for the generous comments everyone although the credit for this one has to go to the weather !!

I used a polariser but the rest was pretty standard stuff....

1/250s, F11, Iso 200

I think some credit has to go to the Pentax 17-70 lens I used too, I'm not 100% sure that my previous Sigma would have produced such good colour/contrast

Simon
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frankwu

Link Posted 16/08/2009 - 13:57
I love the picture! The clouds are almost like painted! Is it HDR?

simonkit

Link Posted 16/08/2009 - 14:53
frankwu wrote:
I love the picture! The clouds are almost like painted! Is it HDR?

No HDR, just a little contrast tweak, also used the new gradient tool in ACR to darken the clouds slightly

thanks

Simon
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simonkit

Link Posted 16/08/2009 - 20:07
Having looked at the shot again I've tweaked the tower a little to bring out a bit more detail

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john941

Link Posted 16/08/2009 - 20:12
Great shot Simonkit

HowardJ

Link Posted 16/08/2009 - 20:15
Love it, amazing clouds.

Howard
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08tiger

Link Posted 17/08/2009 - 02:26
Great shot and enough to make me homesick as I lived in this area for many years,some great walks here, down into Broadway for one.Well done.
Oh yes and my father still owns the hillclimb record for the hill back when racing cycles had fixed wheels.
C&C welcome.
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JudithAnn

Link Posted 17/08/2009 - 08:15
Powerful sky....makes the castle look much more regal!
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