Sometimes, a wait can make all the difference.
I had been eager to go for a walk but the weather was very wet and grey, certainly not the sort of light to inspire a walker or a photographer, so I waited.
Later in the day, the clouds parted and the sun emerged - the wait had been rewarded.
The shot shows a path beside a reservoir, about six miles from my home. The edging, drystone wall is typical of the area; they are used to mark field boundaries.
The details of the path give some indication of the volume of water that descended earlier on, and provided quite a nice reflection.
Thank you for sharing my locality, Bev :-)
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besnard (48781) 2012-02-03 7:18
Celà valait le coup d'attendre le retour du solil Celà t'a permis de proposer cette photo d'un lieu sympathique où il doit faire bo se ballader. L'image est profonde et les personages donnet de la vie à la composition.
Merci pour le partage et bonne fin de journée.
Kielia (20411) 2012-02-03 7:34
I appreciate a lot that you are presenting us the lesser known parts of your beautiful region. You have composed a very nice impression with a great mood. The walking couple is just the icing on the cake. My compliments!
adramad (27550) 2012-02-03 8:21
Certainly the expected reward you with a beautiful sky, which together with the beauty of the countryside, gives a picture so splendid, magnificent perspective gives way to the composition, the couple gives a nice touch of vitality to the image, reflected curious in the pool the way.
Very good light and beautiful colors. I like it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
Pentti (1443) 2012-02-03 8:28
nice locality indeed!
thanks for sharing
gildasjan (38208) 2012-02-03 10:09
Deux personnages très bien placés dans cette composition et ici un paysage bien reposant au bord de l'eau.Un très beau ciel agrémente cette image.
TopGeo (37994) 2012-02-03 10:10
Hello Beverley! Wow, very impressive place, very impressive perspective and atmospheric moment, the frame , excellent landscape photography! Great composition and framing, so many beautiful "layers",FG and impressive sky! Excellent light management, wonderful colours! Congratulations!
mesutilgim (67940) 2012-02-03 10:41
Very nice landscape !
But yor pov, including those two walkers in the scenery makes the capture a special one ! Amazing their reflections on the watersurface.
TFS and have a nice weekend
kennyblack (4105) 2012-02-03 11:19
Hello Dev, you make a beautiful landscape from a perfect POV and perfect management of light and colours.
Very beautiful the 'idea of including the two people who give life to the whole' picture. Compliments
The best regard' s ... have a nice weekend ... Marino
golus (2889) 2012-02-03 11:32
What you have presented here is a lovely scenery with a great perspective and composition. The leading element, stone wall, seprarates the path and the reservoir and guides us from the FG to a lovely woods through great details and depth. Good idea and worked perfectly. I liked the overall lighting that produced lovely tones natural colors, especially great blue sky with lovely clouds. The reflection of the people on the path is a nice add on. Great shot indeed. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
brianmcc (5536) 2012-02-03 12:21
this is a wonderful view of the english countryside. the lane and stone wall create a perfect lead in to the picture. the light is fantastic. i love the clouds and lovely blue sky. great composition.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-03 13:28
a fascinating atmosphere with very nice composition, the colours and lights are beautiful, the view is picturesque, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
tyro (13065) 2012-02-03 13:31
What a lovely late springtime scene!
A lovely sky with fluffy white clouds, green grass and trees with fresh foliage, bright light, people out for a relaxing walk - memories of hacyon carefree days of better weather and relaxation. And, other than the big puddles on the path, no hint that it had been pouring rain just a few hours earlier! Still, those puddles do provide a fine relection of the two walkers.
Lovely soft colours, perfect exposure and excellent detail and sharpness. A fine note too.
Have a great weekend,
emka (58110) 2012-02-03 23:57
Yes, when you can wait for the better weather is OK. But when travelling it is not possible, you must keep on going, sun or rain. nice view as I remember from my visit in UK. These stone walls are so characteristic. You live in great place, I envy the people that have such beautiful landscape colose from their homes. lakes, hills, nothing like this near warsaw.
ChrisJ (86854) 2012-02-04 1:47
The old rock wall leading in from the bottom right corner & the path at left provide good lead in lines & linear perspective. Excellent sharpness & the couple animate the scene. You've caught their reflections in the puddles too. Tfs!
ikeharel (37280) 2012-02-04 1:48
The rural trails offer a wonderful strolling opportunities, with photo's also, and quite muddy after the rain, yet a nice advanture.
Nature in abundance, can make someone spend hours in such location, taking pictures...
Have a nice weekend,
ptibelo (3371) 2012-02-04 2:39
Le paysage est très beau et agréable à regarder.J'aime beaucoup le mélange de lignes courbes et droites qui fuient au loin.Belle présentation ..et bonne promenade.
Nicou (97637) 2012-02-04 2:44
superbe vue et payasaghe merveilleux avec la route de terre et les gouilles d'eau ces personnages qui se balladent et ce ciel la perspective sur le mur avec ces bois ces bâtons est superbe, bien vu.
Merci et belle journée
Bluejeans (64227) 2012-02-04 4:09
linda esta paisagem com este rio e esta estrada lateral , belo momento com estas duas pessoas a caminhar , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
Fis2 (73084) 2012-02-04 4:26
Your photo is nicely.
Good frame and composition.
I like colours and sky.
Persons add savor of photo.
Have a nice afternoon
timecapturer (30300) 2012-02-04 5:10
have to agree with your sentiment here, the number of times I have loitered around waiting for the sun, do get some strange looks too!! This is a great view and one that makes you long for those long days in June. Perfectly executed and composed. Puddles look a bit dangerous though! could almost be a scene from "You've Been Framed" ;-)
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
dta (51378) 2012-02-04 5:31
Hello Beverley ,
What a pleasure to walk in this charming countryside during a sunny springtime day ! And after the rain , the light is yet more beautiful .
An excellent composition with the effective digonal of the old stoned wall . And the clouds are superb .
macjake (39227) 2012-02-04 14:27
these large puffy clouds are the best days for taking photos.
just imagine this scene without those clouds, it would make a strong difference. I used to think for a long time, that cloudless days are better, but now i think not! I love the cloudy days.
the small addition of the human element worked in your favour here, it adds alot visually - makes the viewer think about one's own personal experiences in the past.
I see this as a reflective scene.
batalay (32858) 2012-02-04 23:46
Your engaging personal note sets the stage for a timeless view of the English countryside. The crisp air following a heavy rain elevates the one's spirit. The stonework is interesting. I've never seen the top course of a wall alternate between horizontal (flat) stones and vertical ones, a combination that would make sitting on the wall quite unappealing. I imagine this would preserve the wall better, but why the wire fence?
Have a good Sunday, Bev,
Cricri (86391) 2012-02-05 5:03
Une attende récompenser par le temps plus doux, la vue imprenable sur le fleuve, un ciel superbe, le top avec les reflets des personnes dans la flaque d'eau, agréable endroit pour ce balader, belle image
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-02-05 14:32
I really like the landscape, which reminds me of the landscape of my native Poitou in France. I love the wall and the road with puddles. The sky is superb. The composition is successful. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (17791)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-03 7:03