Shaft of sunlight on The Knott as seen from Gray Crag (Oct 1994)

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Comments (7)

David Brown Photogra… on February 2, 2012

This is very interesting Peter - a scan of a neg or a slide ?

The behaviour of the dark and light is more like our modern sensors than older and more dynamic film.

Its interesting to see the straight cut-off line of the mountain shadow opposite.

Sweet - Jethro

pedrocut on February 2, 2012

Hi Jethro,

This is a scan from a negative. I am not sure how it came out like this, as a few minutes before you can see the view before a massive black cloud came over us.

I have looked at the original print and it is a bit lighter, and so I wonder if the scanner has added something? Anyway it was bloody dark, and luckily you could see the extremities of the cloud, so we knew that it would get light again!

I think it is a reminder how rapidly the weather can change on the Fells!

Best wishes from a cold England, Peter

David Brown Photogra… on February 3, 2012


I had already zoomed in and noted the great low noise of the scanner in the dark areas. I should try my NEW scanner out. She needed it for tax season ( a big deal here in the States). See what the noise is like on some of my old slides - redo them.

Thanks for the explanation - I agree its most mysterious.


Tim Gardner on February 5, 2012

Love this picture walked over there many times, regards Tim.

Panos T. Mourlas on February 11, 2012

Very beautiful picture,

like !

Greetings from Greece!

Free Wheels on March 3, 2012

Great capture, I see from your scanned images that the colours are a lot richer on film than the colours from a digital camera. LIK

Diggory Venn on March 3, 2012

spot of light

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  • Uploaded on January 30, 2012
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Plustek OpticFilm 7300