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I've seen loads of good photos of Gibson Mill in Hardcastle Crags, so I thought I'd have an amble down this afternoon to stretch the legs and see what I could do. Of course it was windy, trying to rain and overcast, but I had a go regardless. One to try again on another day with better conditions.

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Gibson Mill by 77gazza, on Flickr

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I've seen loads of good photos of Gibson Mill in Hardcastle Crags, so I thought I'd have an amble down this afternoon to stretch the legs and see what I could do. Of course it was windy, trying to rain and overcast, but I had a go regardless. One to try again on another day with better conditions.

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Gibson Mill by 77gazza, on Flickr

Nice one, shame the sky conspired against you. Nature is a barsteward.

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Nice one, shame the sky conspired against you. Nature is a barsteward.

Aye. On the plus side, it's only a 45 minute walk from home to get there on a better day, and practice does make perfect. :)

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Nice one, shame the sky conspired against you. Nature is a barsteward.

I disagree dave. I think it would confuse the issue, and vivid skies can be overdone sometimes.

This is a delicate picture with loads of information on it. It's a beauty as it is. IMHO less is more sometimes.

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Great photo, really enjoyed looking at your pictures.

chris mate, you are a fine snapper, why not put some of your stuff up?

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I disagree dave. I think it would confuse the issue, and vivid skies can be overdone sometimes.

This is a delicate picture with loads of information on it. It's a beauty as it is. IMHO less is more sometimes.

Thanks for all the positive feedback people. :)

My issue with the weather when the photo was taken wasn't so much the sky, more the wind and drizzle that meant the reflection was not as clear as it could have been. Photos of the mill do look good with a vivid sky, however they'd need to be with a wider angle lens than I was using, or be from further away to capture more of it. It's a very popular subject to photograph, so there are lots of photos and paintings of it on display in pubs, cafes, shops, etc. I've plenty to compare against. :lol:

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Thanks for all the positive feedback people. :)

My issue with the weather when the photo was taken wasn't so much the sky, more the wind and drizzle that meant the reflection was not as clear as it could have been. Photos of the mill do look good with a vivid sky, however they'd need to be with a wider angle lens than I was using, or be from further away to capture more of it. It's a very popular subject to photograph, so there are lots of photos and paintings of it on display in pubs, cafes, shops, etc. I've plenty to compare against. :lol:

reflection looks ok to me gaz.The more I look at the pic the more I like it: the colour tone of the buildings for istance, and how the difference of the textures of the buildings and the background makes the buildings stand out. Well worth a place on the wall.

if feasible maybe it would have been good ro fit the reflection of the chimnery in, but that's a personal view

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I disagree dave. I think it would confuse the issue, and vivid skies can be overdone sometimes.

This is a delicate picture with loads of information on it. It's a beauty as it is. IMHO less is more sometimes.

The sky doesn't have to be vivid or dramatic to add to the picture just a bit of detail instead of bland whiteness

If the original was taken in raw it may be possible to squeeze out a bit of detail and shading from the raw image.

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Well the wife went for a ride this afternoon, so I took myself up to Redcar Tarn just outside Keighley for an hour, before heading back to meet her at the in-laws just up the road from home. Today's theme therefore is animals. :lol: There are a few more I took in addition to these on my Flickr account.

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Coot by 77gazza, on Flickr

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Gulls in flight by 77gazza, on Flickr

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Mallard by 77gazza, on Flickr

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SIobhan & Comic by 77gazza, on Flickr

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Thanks Chris, I try my best.

Although I'm a snapper at Featherstone, this past year I've tried to learn more about landscapes, portraits, etc.

Here's a few on Flickr.

1. 2. & 3. are from Newmillerdam in Wakefield - Lovely place to relax and an unwind.

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4. & 5. Wintersett, Wakefield

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I really would like to get out more with the camera, so if anybody wants to meet up and do some location photography, get in touch.

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Thanks Chris, I try my best.

Although I'm a snapper at Featherstone, this past year I've tried to learn more about landscapes, portraits, etc.

Here's a few on Flickr.

1. 2. & 3. are from Newmillerdam in Wakefield - Lovely place to relax and an unwind.

7957430482_72e80c87a8.jpg

7957309762_85deb51cc2.jpg

7957445172_e7dc6ea1b3.jpg

4. & 5. Wintersett, Wakefield

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7804635348_ec6f99cdec.jpg

I really would like to get out more with the camera, so if anybody wants to meet up and do some location photography, get in touch.

I'd possibly be up for that at some point Chris. Got any locations in mind?

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Thanks Chris, I try my best.

Although I'm a snapper at Featherstone, this past year I've tried to learn more about landscapes, portraits, etc.

Here's a few on Flickr.

1. 2. & 3. are from Newmillerdam in Wakefield - Lovely place to relax and an unwind.

7957430482_72e80c87a8.jpg

7957309762_85deb51cc2.jpg

7957445172_e7dc6ea1b3.jpg

4. & 5. Wintersett, Wakefield

7804597958_a2b3416acf.jpg

7804635348_ec6f99cdec.jpg

I really would like to get out more with the camera, so if anybody wants to meet up and do some location photography, get in touch.

great idea

Chris are you sure you aren't on about Newmillerdam in some of those pics? Good stuff pal.

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I've tried to learn more about landscapes, portraits, etc.

Keep on eye on those sloping horizons.

Also your camera has a fault it keeps putting a light band with distracting text across your pictures. :dry:

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i was gonna use this in the comp but went for the blue version.

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wandering around Newquay tonightIMG_8994_zpsabf625c8.jpg

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and whilst in the car took thisIMG_9080_zpse46c466f.jpg

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Good stuff Steef, Photo Comp???

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