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Castlerigg (Stone Circle) by Nigel Roberson Dawn. -6C Feb 2010
Image Credit: Nigel Roberson
Posted by Nigel Roberson
26th February 2010ce
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Comments (6)

Brilliant fotie, hello to you Mr Roberson. I love the hills in the background as well! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
26th February 2010ce
The photo is taken looking south along the trench of Thirlmere. The hills are indeed loveable. I've loved 'em all my life, bless 'em.
The side valley on the right, defined by the sharp crag, is Shoulthwaite, with the TMA site of Castle Crag (one of of few Castle Crags in Cumbria) on the opposite side of the narrow side valley, unseen in this light. In the middle is the desolate Ullscarf, mainly untracked, and a good place to practice navigation in mist. On the left, under the clag, is the Helvellyn massif, a ridge that stretches from Ambleside to Threlkeld.
I love this photo, as the atmosphere speaks of the past.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
26th February 2010ce
That's a beauty. Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
27th February 2010ce
Welcome Nigel; a great catch, man! rockartuk Posted by rockartuk
27th February 2010ce
Great 'Spirit of Place'.. well done. Nice texture of photo too, a sort of pearly quality in the B & W. Posted by AngieLake
28th February 2010ce
Thank you for the nice comments and thanks to The Eternal for the explanation of the surrounding topography. I arrived while it was still dark and I must say it felt very special. It was so quiet, the frosty grass so crisp and I tried to plan my photography so that I had no footsteps in the frost. Landscape photography is my passion. To work for me I have to connect with the place before I start to shoot. I stood still for ages and slowly started to work with the camera on a tripod. A place has a tempo and if I find it it comes through in my work.The image has had treatment, in particular selenium toning and the addition of film grain. I need to go back there as I feel there is more for me. Posted by Nigel Roberson
3rd March 2010ce
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