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Conistone limestone pavement

Conistone limestone pavement
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Copyright: Stephen Wilkinson (wilkinsonsg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 116 W: 4 N: 162] (3819)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus E1, Olympus Zuiko 14-54mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): INDIGO AWARDS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-19 12:06
Viewed: 4831
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo is a different view of a scene I have already posted recently on my Trekearth account.
This is a side view of the pavement which shows it's depth.

Conistone is a small village in the Yorkshire dales.
The limestone pavement is located above the village itself.
Much of the Yorkshire Dales landscape is influenced by limestone.
It forms many scenic surface (as well as underground) natural features.
One example are "limestone pavements" which are plateaus of bare and weathered rock often found at the top of limestone cliffs (locally known as "scars").
They were originally formed by the scouring action of glaciers during the last ice age.
Over time the corrosive effects of rain water create deep crevases in the rock so that the limestone pavements become sections of "clints" and "grykes".
Clints are the blocks of limestone that make up the paving.
Grykes are the fissures that seperate the clints.
Walking on the 'Pavement' is therefore very difficult!

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Hi Stephen, man, this is a beauty. It has EVERYTHING, the light, the scenery, the interesting beauty, INDIGO AWARD< thanx, M, (*_*)

Lovely composition with the tree in exactly the right position.
Bet it was cold...........
I like the way you have shown the depth of the pavement too.
Light is good also.
Good work!

Unmistakeable, Yorkshire Dales at there best captured superbly. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Beautiful - supurb composition.

A great image, what a landscape! I've never been to Yorkshire and I'm obviously missing out! Great composition and pov, with the focus on the tree and 'pavement'.
Good informative note, really interesting.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Stephen, what a view and what a picture ! Absolutely perfect. The b/w version workshop is also amazing.


Terrific image Stephen with great composition, just goes to show you can still get good weather in Britain even in Winter. TFS


interesting landscape..the tree makes the interest focal
i didnt know this forum was for 'earth' subjects although i see them all the time..
i got here by default since my 'un earth' shots kept getting refused..???

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  • sephus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
  • [2005-12-19 14:34]

Wonderfull picture, Stephen.
The tree is well captured and placed in the shot.

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  • aros Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 114 W: 14 N: 24] (141)
  • [2005-12-19 15:11]

When I first saw this photo, I thought it was crying out to be done in black and white. Then I noticed you'd done a B+W workshop (-:

I like the B+W version better. It focusses more attention on the composition and the texture detail of the rocks, which are the strong points of this photo.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-12-19 21:16]

I am very impressed by the sharpness of that photo as well as the composition! I agree with Magda! You deserve an award for this picture! Very well done! Bravo! Michel

Smashing landscape. Tree in just the right place and warm lighting adds.

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 98 W: 0 N: 40] (511)
  • [2005-12-20 12:23]

Hi Stephen, excellent image, with fantastic colours on the sky and a beautiful composition.
thanks, ciao

I like the shape of this tree (and the ones' in the bckgrnd on the left also) and obvioulsy the sky. I get the feeling of motion as the clouds seem to be coming from your left and the tree seems to be bent in the same direction.

Hello Stephen! Am entranced by this photo of yours, although the sun is bright, the feeling coming through is somehow as cold as a graveyard. Great notes about the limestone!Life will truly find a way. This is a wonderful shot, almost something akin to Dali! Well done, and Season's greetings! Linda

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  • Gand Gold Star Critiquer [C: 355 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-21 3:51]

Fantastic wide angle.

great landscape! Excellent photo... Congrats

Really like this composition. Just perfect.

Very nice place
i like this photo

Nice composition with good colour and depth the rocks leading you into the picture. Good capture.

One of your best.Great POV, compo, exposurte. I can feel the wind blowing. Alfred

a breath taking view

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