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Good evening all,

Following on from Phill D `s strippy sunrise and the comment I gave Phill, this is my view from Crich Stand which is The Sherwood Foresters Memorial near the village of Crich, with the same sky with a different view





This shot is my first attempt at exposure merging using photomerge exposure in Elements 9.

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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

I thought it would be a pretty spectacular view from up there Ian. Never actually been myself but seen it from afar and below. Did that software do the same sort of thing an HDR shot or possibly ND graduated filters evening out the light levels would do?
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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

Hi Phill,

Thanks for the comment. Its the first time I have tried this approach as using ND filter was not really a option as it would have effected on the tower as well. So I think the software as evened it out nicely. I only went for 0.3 variation maybe could have gone further for a experiment. Will leave that for my next visit.

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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

Beautiful colours, lovely shot.
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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

Lovely image, lots of potential here to develop it further.

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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

Thats beautiful….I know its not Looking for Improvement but I'd crop off the foreground to make a letterbox format…I think it would then be an even stronger image….hope you don't mind my comment?
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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

A fantastic shot and I tend to agree with Brian. Looking at it from the lower post upwards it tends to make everything else stand out more.
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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

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Hi Phill,

Thanks for the comment. Its the first time I have tried this approach as using ND filter was not really a option as it would have effected on the tower as well. So I think the software as evened it out nicely. I only went for 0.3 variation maybe could have gone further for a experiment. Will leave that for my next visit.

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I think the strength of processing is just right and creates a very natural balance. It's a stunning sky and a great location - first time I've heard of it.
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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

A good strong image you have there
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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

Good afternoon all,

Hope you are keeping dry because its been crap here in Derbyshire.

Thanks for all the views and comments very much appreciated.

So I thought I would post a cropped version as recommended by Brian. Definitely agree with his thoughts.



Also thought I would show another view.





This view of the stand is from the Derwent valley side at the top of a village called Whatstandwell. I have tried a few times for the afternoon sun but never yet seem to have it right yet. I have left the large sky because I thinks it add some size and scale to the photo and I like the lone Buzzard above the tower.

The quarry you can see is still a working quarry and is also the home to the Crich Tramway museum.

This museum could make a good place for a midlands group get together, with Lumsdale valley not to far away with its waterfalls. Will have a word with Phill D who is not far from me and see what we think about sorting one out.

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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

Ian…I think it does look better cropped….I must look this up on the map and have a try myself…..the quality of light I think is essential for this type of shot and the forecast is not good presently.
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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

That crop is spooky as I had thought exactly the same when I first saw it but just didn't have the courage of my thoughts to post it. Well done Ian it definitely makes a stronger image. Must trust my instincts next time. I bet it looks really spectacular blown up large.
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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

Cracking shot In, the crop works well
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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

That's a beauty Ian.
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Re: Crich Stand (Derbyshire) sunrise

Its a nice image

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Should be posted in LFI then.
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