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"In England's Green and Pleasant Land..."
Just back from a week in't Yorkshire Dales. Although slightly drier than last year's trip, I think we can say the weather was cr*p generally! All my plans come to virtually nothing in terms of photography but I did manage to get out walking very day and put a brave face on it. Actually despite the rain and the gales, I loved it and have already booked for the same cottage for the same time this year. I do have one or two what I think are reasonable shots. This is from the first half hour of day 1's walk is of just a tiny part of Wensleydale.

The fields look fine from here; trust me, though, they are extremely wet! My leaking boots at testify to that.
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Album name:alanuk / Yorkshire
Author's Comments:Near maximum zoom to compress the landscape to give that feel of what North Yorkshire is - stone walls, green fields, stone barns and undulating countywide.
Editing Performed:Noise reduction. Some dodging of the shadow areas. Hue/saturation adjustments. Sharpened with Topaz InFocus.
File Size:249 KB
Date added:Jan 03, 2014
Dimensions:900 x 679 pixels
Displayed:31 times
Date Time:2014-01-03T23:01:46
DateTime Original:2013:12:28 10:20:39
DateTime digitized:2013:12:28 10:20:39
Digital Zoom Ratio:0
Exif Image Height:679 pixels
Exif Image Width:900 pixels
Exif Offset:222
Exif Version:version 2.2
Exposure Bias:0 EV
Exposure Mode:2
Exposure Program:Aperature Priority
Exposure Time:1/200 sec
FNumber:f 5.2
File Source:Digital Still Camera
Flash:No Flash
Focal length:24.3 mm
Gain Control:1
Light Source:Unknown or Auto
Max Aperture:f 5.2
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Resolution Unit:Inch
Scene Capture Mode:0
Scene Type:Directly Photographed
Software:Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Macintosh)
White Balance:0
X Resolution:240 dots per ResolutionUnit
Y Resolution:240 dots per ResolutionUnit
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SteveT  [Jan 04, 2014 at 08:52 AM]
Lovely shot Alan, like the way you have kept the Gray sky to the minimum and the stone walls lead the eye nicely to through the image. On my screen it looks slightly flat maybe a small "S curve" in Curves would correct it or it's my laptop screen
Well spotted and edited.
Mazda_Man  [Jan 04, 2014 at 09:36 AM]
Perfect sun location for a landscape and a great pity about the dull sky. However you have made the most of what you had available and it looks good. One of those old England pictures before the rape seed took over.
Photojunkie  [Jan 04, 2014 at 11:43 AM]
Alan this is smashing. Love the layered effect of the landscape and those strange 'shadowed' hedgerow dividers on the top slope seem to pull everything together.. Trying to work out why they are so dark ? This is a true '..rolling English countryside' .. Love it !
George  [Jan 04, 2014 at 01:08 PM]
Ahhh tho lovely sunny, rolling Yorkshire scenery, picture perfect here.
Well almost just a slight auto levels adjustment for me just adds a nice touch of contrast.
A gorgeous scene that unfortunately belies the waterlogged fields, still luv it though.
And glad you found your way safely back Sarf.
Silversnapper  [Jan 05, 2014 at 07:07 AM]
Superb composition Alan! Wide angle shots rarely work very well in the Dales unless there is a very strong centre of interest whereas shots like these concentrate the main elements into a smaller area as you noted and allow the eye to be led into the scene via the alternating diagonal pattern of walls and hedges. A beautiful image of a beautiful part of the world - but I would say that wouldn't I!
JOHN  [Jan 06, 2014 at 07:55 AM]
Great POV and good detail, can see some sheep sunning themselves on the hillside in the distance.
Have never been there, so perhaps see if any coach trips go that way sometime.
Beermonsta  [Jan 07, 2014 at 07:49 PM]
The lighting on this is lovely and brings out the best in all the shades of green, The composition is spot on, making the most of the treelines and walls. An excellent image Alan.