Blencathra via Sharp edge,

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by ripleys baby, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

    Aug 10, 2011
    Not having very much to do today i decided on a quick up & down of my local mountain. The met office mountain area forecast said nice and sunny ! :smile:
    (well i knew it was nee right. I can see it from my house) :eek: There was always the chance it would get better though.
    Parked up on the A66 to get the whole mountain in.
    The destination by Fungal infection, on Flickr
    Once through here, up hill all the way.
    Gate at the start by Fungal infection, on Flickr
    One image looking back, I took lots, this was my fave
    On the way up by Fungal infection, on Flickr
    Scales Tarn. When its bad here you know what to expect higher up [​IMG]
    A misty & cold Scales tarn by Fungal infection, on Flickr
    On a nice clear day this piece of water is a beautiful place to stop.
    Now up and on to Sharp edge. Not that hard a climb but in wet & windy conditions it has claimed lives. It needs to be treated with respect. It also helps to know what you are doing. To go up Sharp edge in the wet is dodgy.
    To come down Sharp edge in the wet, Well, Asking for trouble [​IMG]
    Teflon coated Sharp edge ! by Fungal infection, on Flickr
    This is looking down. Dont slip off to the left , tis quite a drop.
    After this it was a complete foggy cloudy windy white out, so the G3 went away.
    Coming down out of the clouds by Fungal infection, on Flickr
    It was nice to see a little sunshine after 2 hours in the Cloud
    Looking back. (its getting bad up there!) by Fungal infection, on Flickr
    If it had looked like this on the way up i would not have bothered
    My van is down there. You can see it. by Fungal infection, on Flickr
    At last , my van in sight. And in it a flask of coffee :biggrin:
    The final picture by Fungal infection, on Flickr
    The last photo from my walk. I have others from this location, but i like the spiders in the fence on this one.
    As usual i enjoyed the walk. Its even better when its snowing !
    Hope ive put this together ok, And you enjoy the scenes.

    PS. I have noticed people being picked up on spelling. Feel free to do the same with my posts but bare in mind i dont give a f$$$.
    You see i suffer from dyslexia, This sort long post is in facct a complete nightmare for me to put together. ( god knows how richard Branson made it so big !) But i thought posting more than one picture deserved a little text to go with it. Cheers all :biggrin:
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  2. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
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    Nice set, documenting a great walk, wish I was still up to it. No 7 is my favourite, I really love the contrast, tones, textures and geometric lines of the composition. :smile:
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  3. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    wow! great shots, especially the rocks in the water and the one with the sunbeam
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  4. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Awesome moody pics. I love the teflon coated sharp edge and the pic with the beam of light.

    On my crappy work monitor I find the images looking like a bit of a 'warm' grey if that's possible..not sure if there's a slight colour tone (sepia?) in there. And perhaps a bit dark..not sure if they would benefit from pushing up the brightness a bit.
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  5. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Very nice work. I especially like "On the way up".
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  6. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    I really like this set with the comentary. Gives the feeling of the weather and the grandness of the area. The toning adds to the stormy weather feel.