On a very rainy walk out of Grasmere, with no clear plan of where we were going, we ended up on a laneway called Helm Close from where this image was taken. At a fork in the lane we came across a person standing beneath a tree waiting for the rain to ease. He happened to be a well-known local photographer who has a local business. He was on his way to work. When we asked him about walks in the area he directed us to a lane which would connect us with the walk to Easedale Tarn (in reverse direction to usual route).
I have posted as a WORKSHOP the original image prior to any processing (except conversion to jpeg/downsize, and sharpen).
The Traveller's Inn is bottom right of the image. There is a bus at the Inn
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SnapRJW (30020) 2013-11-30 4:30
Hello Trevor - It's interesting to compare your original and the final image side-by-side as it shows just how PP work can improve a shot and give it some 'presence'. Many folk complain about PP work and feel that it is 'cheating'. To my mind, it is no different to selecting a film, filters and doing some dark-room hocus-pocus as was done in the days of film. Your final image has given the landscape some drama by emphasising the mood. Nicely done.... those greens are fabulous. Warm regards Rosemary
williewhistler (13113) 2013-11-30 4:38
now that`s one heck of a view and some clever PP has lifted this version from the original very well,the mist could be a little heavy and I might not have cropped quite so much off of the top but that`s just a matter of taste.
The patchwork fields are a real delight,well done.
Have a good week end.
dta (64142) 2013-11-30 4:41
Hello Trevor ,
You've done an excellent post processing to enhance the beauty of this superb cumbian landscape . You're right , the original was flat , because the poor light . Here , this is as if there has had a bright interval .
Sergiom (56521) 2013-11-30 4:53
Effectivement, j'aime mieux la photo retravaillée. Les contrastes sont plus forts et les nuages ont un aspect beaucoup plus menaçant que la photo originale. Le paysage de la campagne anglaise est superbe. L'ensemble est d'une grande netteté.
Romano46 (16584) 2013-11-30 5:07
altra bellissima fotografia ed altro successo sicuro.
Straordinari sia i colori che la luce che illumina il paesaggio dando ad esso un aspetto drammtico che incanta.
Eccellente anche la composizione che appare perfetta.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
snunney (80619) 2013-11-30 5:28
The pp turns an ordinary shot into something quite dramatic. Excellent light and colours and a wonderful deep perspective. Well done and thanks for sharing.
willperrett (6390) 2013-11-30 7:02
I'm blowed if I can see the inn of your title, but that doesn't make the photograph any less pleasing. I find my Canon lenses/camera sensor tend to emphasize the yellow/greens; I wonder if your Olympus does the same. There is certainly an almost luminescent quality to the grass here. Are we near a nuclear power station?? But this is a proficient landscape shot, with the clouds an important element. Good work.
olive224 (2719) 2013-11-30 7:40
A nice landscape with deep green tones and nice contrasts
Very well done
holmertz (38607) 2013-11-30 8:04
This is a spectacular view and it's very interesting to compare it with the original version in the WS. It shows how much that can be achieved through careful PP. Sometimes I see pictures where the processing has been overdone, making the photo look decidedly unnatural, but as far as I can tell you have just taken care of the possibilites of this picture. I totally disagree with those who claim that no post-processing should be done. Every single digital photo gains from some PP, according to my experience.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-11-30 8:39
Wonderful shot of a vast panorama with all shades of green.
Good crop... equally good is enhancement of light in the middle and a more compact composition.
tyro (19254) 2013-11-30 9:52
How wonderful that you bumped into a local photographer who so kindly pointed you in the right direction for this beautiful shot! Not only have you found an excellent viewpoint (not "point of view" - I hate that because I believe that means "opinion" and not "viewpoint"!) but you have composed this frame perfectly and have also made the very most of the image by very prudent processing.
I'd love to know what processing you did! We can't see your exif data so I have no idea what program you used, but it would be very interesting indeed to know what you did and quite how you went about it.
Whatever you did, you have achieved a wonderful final picture which really jumps out of my monitor. Looking at your workshop picture and comparing it with the final image, the difference is amazing yet still very believable. Gert (holmertz) is, of course, quite right in stating that all digital images require some processing work - just as I previously mentioned to you that all digital images require some sharpening.
Your composition is excellent with all the interesting features pleasingly placed throughout the frame. The light is delightful too and I particularly like how the mid-ground is fairly brightly lit in comparison to the distant view and the nearest foreground. Darkening the sky has added interest to it as well as bringing in some contrast and directing attention to that lightened mid-ground.
krzychu30 (15348) 2013-11-30 13:46
the low grey clouds create not only unique mood of the scene,but also contrast really nice to the vivid green landscape.The combination couldn´t be more picturesque.
Excellently composed and processed image!
daddo (23104) 2013-11-30 21:22
Hi Trevor. What a rich palette of green hues!A magical play of light on this patchwork under a dramatic sky. Excellent sharpness and most pleasant composition. Regards. Klaudio.
timecapturer (46465) 2013-12-01 3:00
iconic shot of the Lake District. It typifies the weather that I encountered on my visit, but is also representative of the glorious greens and light that pervades this place. A beautifully executed and presented image that is pure quality and magical!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
CLODO (29730) 2013-12-01 6:15
I came to your image by the WS, and you've done a excellent post processing job on the original (RAW or JPG), to enhance the vibrations of the colors of the landscape and darken the sky to get a more dramatical feeling.
Kielia (23013) 2013-12-02 6:56
the result was worth all your efforts. You are presenting a breathtaking view and an excellently composed impression of this wonderful landscape town and its famous inn. The management of the light is outstanding and the green colors make the image very attractive. My compliments!
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (2844)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: United Kingdom
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-30 4:06
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