Looking out on the World

by davidstorm

A ramshackle stone shelter, near the top of Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District. This building has featured in my photos previously (a few years ago). I re-visited it last weekend as I like its location so much.

Pentax K-5iis, Pentax-M 28mm F3.5, Redsnapper Tripod
Uploaded26/01/2017 - 22:35
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/6
Focal Length28mm

Posted 26/01/2017 - 23:30 Link
A most romantic scene, with rich strong foreground and several layers of background---all framed up expertly. You are a lucky man to have landscapes like this at hand. Like.
Posted 27/01/2017 - 00:32 Link
I tend to look at this sort of things in two ways:
to admire the lovely photograph and the effort that goes into making it but also
to wonder at the effort that went into levelling the land, carrying the stones and the skill that created the result - no mortar. And then feel slightly sad that circomstances conspired to make people simply abandon all that work.
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Posted 27/01/2017 - 05:46 Link
Posted 27/01/2017 - 06:50 Link
I have a very similar shot in my gallery. It is a great location whatever the weather. I did some split toning to mine and it works to bring out the bracken.

I like this perspective. I took mine a few years ago from slightly to the left and slightly higher up. But it is a location that can cope with many perspectives. But always in the winter!
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Posted 27/01/2017 - 21:14 Link
I really admire the graceful flow of this fellside vista and the way the building acts as an anchor-point. It is a picture provoking questions of the buildings heritage, it's builders and the myriad people who have passed it by over many years

The majestic arch of the mid-distance fell is not bisected by the crumbling walls and this makes the human endeavour (of the building) seem humbled in scale, by the might of the plutonic hills and vales around.

Posted 29/01/2017 - 10:40 Link
Stop it. Its upsetting me. I have yet to take a half decent or even remotely competent landscape photograph in the Lake District. Must try harder.

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