Stranger over Poy Street Green

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Comments (20)

K@rin on April 9, 2011

great panorama photo and such a strange cloud, well captured and great in this wide-angle view, like , cheers K@rin

Cindy Breen on April 9, 2011

Great panorama Steve love seeing all that green ...LIKED

Best wishes Marion

Mauro Bricchetti on April 10, 2011

Hi Steve a great view


ciao Mauro

Steven Stoddart on April 10, 2011

Hiya Karin :-) IT was the cloud that grabbed my attention... I had not seen anything quite like it before. In all that glorious blue sky, the dark streak of cloud was impossible to miss.

What was even more weird was the bright spot in the middle of the wheat.. Where ever I moved, so did the light... (I had to remove my shadow from the photo).

Spooky or what? There was a very heavy dew that morning, so I am sure it was just a trick of the light..

Thanks for the like!



Hi there Marion :-) I guess to see so much green for someone from Oz could be a bit of a shock! Even here though, the recent winter had much of the land cloaked in dowdy colours.. now that Spring is upon us, things are changing so quickly. This field has burst into life..

Glad you liked this!



Hello Mauro I am lucky to have many different ways to get to work... On this morning, I am glad I chose this route...

Thanks for stopping by and for the like :-)



Ice Box on April 10, 2011

Nice picture. Like 4!

Greetings from Romania. Best regards, Gabriel

lozpet on April 11, 2011

Great pana shot Steve, very unusual cloud, LIKE, LOZ

Free Wheels on April 11, 2011

When I grow up I want to be able to achieve panoramas like yours. Y* & LIKE

Steven Stoddart on April 11, 2011

Hiya Mark! Ooh you are too kind... and as much as I am humbled by your sentiment, I reckon you are cool just as you are... as one gets older there is a risk of contracting Curmudgeons syndrome and you would not come out with erudite comments about twinsets....

All that said, thanks for the YS and like, Mark... they are very much appreciated :-)


Steven Stoddart on April 11, 2011

Hello Gabriel :-) Thanks for the like! I am glad you liked this photo :-)

Greetings from the UK


Amelia Royan on April 12, 2011

An amazing photo Steve, with all the shadows seeming to point to the giant Plesiosaurus in the sky, emitting bioluminescence onto the field ;)

Do you have a special programme to create these panoramas?

Cheers, Amelia

Steven Stoddart on April 12, 2011

Hi there Amelia! I have to say thank you for putting your finger on it... I was racking my brain trying to remember the monster of the deep but its name remained illusive until your post!

Illuminescence is a good way to describe the bright spot in the field... that is no Photoshop construct... I have no idea what it is. The bright spot was around my shadow (that I did remove) and where I moved, so did the light. How weird is that?

As for the Pano, it is one shot... cropped and that is it. I have a 16-35 lens that can capture a seriously wide angle so it does lend itself to this kind of photo... I have yet to try stitching photo's together...

Glad you liked this though and thanks for giving me the Plesiosaurus :-)



Amelia Royan on April 12, 2011

The light patch must have been you halo then ;)

Steven Stoddart on April 12, 2011

Amelia... you should not give me an oportunity like that.. I have no chance to resist it... It is either my halo or I was bending over at the time..



Closed on April 13, 2011

WOW! Wonderful panorama SuperSteve!

Beautiful pastoral scene too! Love that humongous whatchamacallit cloud up yonder too!

Hmm... lots of phenomenal stuff going on here.. I'ma thinking... out in a quiet field and you spot an UFO then there's a beam of light following you.... STEVE!!!!!! Did you beam this photo up from the mothership???

Live, long and prosper, GG:)

Closed on April 13, 2011
  • the , after live... typonesia struck again! ;D
Steven Stoddart on April 13, 2011

Greetings, Earthling :-) First things first... that bright spot in the field.. read Amelia's post... the first one prior to yours and then my reply. Therein lies two possible explanations....

I suppose ET could be responsible for the apparition in the sky but again, Amelia came to the rescue... A Plesiosaur no less! So shove off Mr Spock and greetings to Jurassic Park!

Dragging myself back to the photo... it was the cloud that made stop and watch it for a while.. I had never seen anything like it...

Chuffed as always to read what you have to say!



Pete Taylor on April 14, 2011

Quality shot Steve, love the low light and strong colours and that sinister looking cloud. Like from me.


Steven Stoddart on April 15, 2011

Hi there Pete :-) That cloud does have that sisnister edge to it... and with it floating in such a blue sky made its impact all the greater..

Thanks for stopping by and for the like :-)



Markus Nikkilä Photo… on May 2, 2011

Hi Steve!! a beautiful panorama. Like!! Best wishes from Finland to UK :-))) Markus

Steven Stoddart on May 3, 2011

Hi there Markus :-) No panorama - just a seriously cropped, single photo!! Regardless, I am glad you like it!

Thank you :-)



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 9, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Steven Stoddart
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2011/04/04 07:02:14
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash