High on the skyline of Whitchurch Down you can see a little building known locally as The Pimple,designed by Edward Lutyens it acts as as a cover for a disused reservoir.
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siudzi (32475) 2014-03-08 1:54
The sky looks marvelous here and created an amazing sight on the sky. The b&w option was a smart idea for this presentation. Well done!
Have a nice day!
danos (83177) 2014-03-08 1:57
Good morning Les,
very nice the view of this beautiful B/W scenery with the clouds formations to to make the image so unique as fascinating too.The small hill with the building on it and the silhouettes of the people there add life as scale in the photo too.Excellent scene,Bravo
Have a good weekned,Danos
yquem46 (38382) 2014-03-08 2:13
Impressive sky, well composed with the very low horizon line with the silhouettes of people walking of of trees, dramatic effect enhanced by the conversion to b&w
Bravo, have a nice WE
daddo (22738) 2014-03-08 2:43
Hi Leslie. One day I hope to visit England as it has become part of my consciousness through the study of English Literature.Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, the Bronte sisters, and of course the Great Bard himself.Majestic sky over the downs. Regards. Klaudio.
willperrett (6046) 2014-03-08 2:50
Wow! You've certainly post-processed for drama here! And for me, you've got away with it, as you've chosen the monochrome option. Somehow, we're more used to seeing extreme contrast in b&w imagery, maybe because, by virtue of its rendering reality in greyscale, it's already radically altered our perception. A reminder of the days when we loaded up with Ilford b&w film and plonked a deep red filter over the lens. A very arresting image. Good work.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-08 3:01
Really like the amount of space you have provided for the sky, its beauty deserves it. The eye-catching cloud formations create a breezy effect. The human figures look dwarfed by the vast open land. Excellent conversion to B&W as usual. Good job done. Thanks for sharing.
CLODO (29050) 2014-03-08 3:09
The theatening cloudy sky seems to press on the ground, reducing it at the minimum, but we can see that some trees, a tower and 3 persons can resist.
Dramatic picture enhanced by the B&W mood.
have a nice WE
kabel (1579) 2014-03-08 6:12
Hello, outstanding b and w image of natures most dramatic element, storm clouds. I am reminded of Ansel Adams work towards the last part of his life when two thirds of the image consisted of sky with the horizon low on the frame like your image here.
rogerl (1544) 2014-03-08 6:17
Great choice of B&W here. It really emphasizes the hugeness of the landscape compared to the one small building in the distance. Fantastic clouds. Thanks.
SnapRJW (29308) 2014-03-08 7:17
A creative composition and presentation of the landscape Les. The sky is beautifully figured with clouds indicating wind and movement and the narrow strip of land has nicely spaced elements which add narrative to the shot. A pleasure to see.
Have a good weekend
krzychu30 (15332) 2014-03-08 7:24
truly fabulous picture!
Amazing what nature can create-these cloud formation look really unique make the scene takes on a new,more dreamy look and mood.So I think it was excellent idea to lead the horizon line so low and focus almost completely on the sky.
Beautiful and creative work!
Have a nice weekend
holmertz (37231) 2014-03-08 8:06
This has to be among the most expressive skies I've seen in a while. It's the kind of sky that cinematographers decades ago loved and which they used to give another dimension to the drama of the movie. The thin sllice of land also offers a lot to watch. It's very interesting to learn who designed the small distant building. "The Pinple" is in every way far from New Delhi, which Lutyens planned and partly designed.
cebe (1479) 2014-03-08 8:08
The "pimple" sounds funny. Fantastic sky, somehow bigger than nature! The three walkers complete well your creative composition.
Have a good week-end, Claude
PaulVDV (20551) 2014-03-08 14:07
Actually a very desolate landscape with just a few trees and with the 'Pimple'. The three figures seem to be surrendered to nature, in this case a incredible dramatic-looking sky. Quite a bit to be frightened as lonely pedestrian in the open space.
Best regards, Paul
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-08 16:54
wonderful and great capture. Good use of B&W, great stuff
timecapturer (45323) 2014-03-09 3:51
another "big sky" shot from you. This one is awesome as the sense of scale is astonishing and the textures in the heavens awesome! Love it!
jhm (135396) 2014-03-09 4:17
This is the first time that I see this type of clouds and sky.
Very extraordinarily but really nice, I use everyday weather picture in the weather forecast on regional TV.
This gives a extraordinarily atmosphere, nice depth and pespective and excellent panorama view about these area.
Wonderful sharp and clear taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
photoray (10289) 2014-03-09 18:01
Intriguing high contrast monochromatic cloud scene above Whitchurch Down, with the varying cloud types and moving in different directions.
Silvio1953 (116233) 2014-03-11 13:14
Ciao Leslie, fascinating B&W, fantastic sky and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
kato (11630) 2014-03-22 17:15
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent B/W tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the amazing sky with mysterious clouds, and the ground with loose ups and down. And, lonely trees at left side and some people walking on the ground draw out an additional tasteful impact in the whole.
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (12573)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D80, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Mono, West Devon Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-08 1:48