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Castlerigg stone circle in snow

I went to Castlerigg Stone circle last month for sunrise not a place I have bother with much. There was some snow on the ground and sunrise was not that great but here is what I got.


Castlerigg snow by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Castlerigg snow 3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Castlerigg snow 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

I like them ... but I like the middle one best. (strangely numbered 3 )
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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

They’re great. The broody sky really makes them. The stones themselves seem a little dark but that’s probably this screen more than the images.
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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

Cool...…………….
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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

Just beautiful Alf. I really like these, especially the first.
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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

Very nice set.

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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

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They’re great. The broody sky really makes them. The stones themselves seem a little dark but that’s probably this screen more than the images.

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The stones are dark



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I like them ... but I like the middle one best. (strangely numbered 3 )

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I wasnt paying attention to the order they apear on Flickr when I posted them



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Just beautiful Alf. I really like these, especially the first.

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Very nice set.

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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

Alf, I think you have excelled yourself with #1 (Castlerigg Snow). I like the stone circle and the overall composition; the snowy conditions give it that little bit extra. I also like the mountains in #2 (Castlerigg Snow 3) as the closer perspective really adds to the dramatic feel.
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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

I like 'em,
the first one is my favourite.
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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

If I came across a sky like that, I'd go and buy a lottery ticket.

Really like the whole look of those pictures.

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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

I prefer the first (based on your position w.r.t. the circle) and the last because of the sky.

In both cases I think they might look even better as letter-box format with the top 50% of the sky cropped away and what remains of the sky darkened to maximise the 'brooding' aspect.
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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

First and last for me too Alf and I also think a letterbox crop would work well, good shout Chris.
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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

Agree with all the above. Great images. the first is my fave for compositional reasons and because more colour in the stones and more contrast in the mountains..
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Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

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Alf, I think you have excelled yourself with #1 (Castlerigg Snow). I like the stone circle and the overall composition; the snowy conditions give it that little bit extra. I also like the mountains in #2 (Castlerigg Snow 3) as the closer perspective really adds to the dramatic feel.

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I like 'em,
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If I came across a sky like that, I'd go and buy a lottery ticket.

Really like the whole look of those pictures.


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I prefer the first (based on your position w.r.t. the circle) and the last because of the sky.

In both cases I think they might look even better as letter-box format with the top 50% of the sky cropped away and what remains of the sky darkened to maximise the 'brooding' aspect.

Thanks Chris


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First and last for me too Alf and I also think a letterbox crop would work well, good shout Chris.

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Agree with all the above. Great images. the first is my fave for compositional reasons and because more colour in the stones and more contrast in the mountains..

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