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I have tried very hard with this one to give you a sense of the scale of the place I was seeing when this shot was taken. If you've seen a previous upload from yesterday, we got caught in 100mph winds and horizontal hail on the top of the fell. This was just after the high winds, but it was still blowing at about 50mph. To get this shot, I was perched on the edge of a rock with a sheer drop below me which must have been between 300 and 500 feet. The wind was trying to blow me off the rock so I had to sit down and get as low as possible.

The view is from Helm Crag in the opposite direction to Grasmere; I don't know the name of this place but Shaun Wilson may be able to provide the details. Of all the shots I've taken with the K-5 and 16-45 I think this best demonstrates the capability of this equipment.

K-5, DA 16-45, set at 16mm.

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04/03/2012 - 12:03davidstorm
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/250
Focal Length16mm


Link Posted 04/03/2012 - 12:14
if iam right David you are on the Lamb,it a small rock they call the Lion and next to it is the Lamb and over the way is Calf Crag, Helm Crag is normally ascended from Grasmere, though can also be approached from either valley via Bracken Hause, or along the ridge from Gibson Knott.At either end of the highest ridge are the rock outcrops that ensure Helm Crag's fame. Only one can be seen from any point in the surrounding valleys, and they have a variety of names depending upon the profile seen from the particular vantage point. The northwestern outcrop is the true summit of the fell, a tricky little scramble being needed to stand on the top. It is variously called 'The old lady playing the organ' when seen from Mill Gill,
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Link Posted 04/03/2012 - 12:14
I'm getting vertigo looking at this David, I think you could say you've nailed this one with sense of scale, epic shot in every sense.

Glad I'm not the only daft b***er who gets into precarious positions just to get a shot
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Last Edited by sandinista on 04/03/2012 - 12:15


Link Posted 04/03/2012 - 12:28
Good capture of that velvet quilt work look of the lakes
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Link Posted 04/03/2012 - 12:32
Very nice.


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Link Posted 04/03/2012 - 16:20
Best large, IMHO. This capture gives me the effect of height and depth. Good


Link Posted 05/03/2012 - 07:34
It was certainly worth all the effort!

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Link Posted 08/03/2012 - 10:03
Great lights and colours, wonderful landscape.
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