Upper Teesdale scenery

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I love the backdrop to this farm at Howick on the upper reaches of the river Tees.

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JTSmith1234 on April 19, 2012

Sam, another beautiful composition. The cliffs look like soldiers at attention standing guard over the houses below. I noticed that the focal length used was 195mm. Can I assume that this was a multi-shot panorama? Regards, JT.

Yorkshire Sam on April 19, 2012

Hi JT, you're assumption is spot on my friend, it is indeed stitched from a few frames. At almost 3/4 of a mile away from where I was stood the long lens was necessary to pull the scene in and even then I've had to crop it to make a decent composition. Next time I'm out that way I intend to have another try and hopefully the light won't be quite as flat.

many thanks and kind regards,


Andy Rodker on April 19, 2012

It's a long time since I've looked at a photo that includes a few lines of crags and just felt my big toe jump up in my boot with me itching to get straight out there and scramble amongst the rocks! Sorry, convoluted sentence, but it expressed how I felt on first viewing - and subsequent views only re-inforce it. Terrific! ysl. Best wishes, Andy

Yorkshire Sam on April 19, 2012

I got a similar urge when I spotted the waterfall in the upper right hand side but as yet I haven't answered the calling, maybe soon !

many thanks !

regards, Sam

JTSmith1234 on April 20, 2012

Sam, just out of curiosity, do you ever work in black and white? This photo does have a certain Ansel Adams feel to it...and, of course, I mean that purely as a compliment. Regards, JT.

GasGasL€X on April 20, 2012

Your on a winner Mr Salt, love it ....

Yorkshire Sam on April 20, 2012

That'll be a first then Lex, I've come second so oft I'm struggling to get enough silver polish :o)

Your kind words are seriously appreciated for all I add little quips, thank you.


Yorkshire Sam on April 20, 2012

Hi JT, I don't do much black and white but I have converted a few, one or two I think are in my colletion and I might look at adding some more.

I'm flattered of course by your AA reference, thank you.

regards, Sam

Neil Grimwood on April 20, 2012

Tha'll nivver mek it t' yon watterfall in yan go lad,tha'd better book B&B in yon farmhouse and have another go in't morning;-))) Yeah, i know you won't dig deep,so tek a tent.

Seriously mate,this is a cracking shot,no blue sky needed here,that moody sky suits the landscape beautifully.However, it would be interesting to see that scene in some nice light,this will take some beating though.

Yorkshire Sam on April 20, 2012

Don't be saying things like that Neil I was gonna see if thou were up for a visit ti capture t'falls :-O

No seriously though there is one lower down, there is also a bluebell wood not too far away and of course there's Low Force and this view to be had meaning it ud ave ti be a full day's adventure if tha can escape sometime soon.

Cheers for the compliment mate !

Neil Grimwood on April 21, 2012

Sounds good to me mate, i should be ok this coming week,the week after we have our grandaughter and kids coming to stay for all week. Then of course,,,weather permitting,be in touch mate...thanks.

Yorkshire Sam on April 21, 2012

Forecast isn't brilliant Neil so we'll just have to see how it goes from mid week onward, will probably be in touch Monday night .

Neil Grimwood on April 22, 2012

Ok Sam, fingers crossed.

brian gillman on May 27, 2012

Was just about to log off (much to your relief no doubt!) but I thought just one more photo and lo! - this beauty! Y*. I might have to admit you do live in the most beautiful part of Britain, world even. Those who aren't interested in photography might take a lot for granted here but anybody who has grappled with the art (like me, and failed usually!) might appreciate those seemingly 'simple' (that aren't so simple) basics like focus and perspective which you've got just right here methinks. I see you are a bit disappointed with the light but, for me, it's a very attractive feature here, although I can see that different light could well result in more absolutely fabulous photos - but they wouldn't be this one of course!

Best wishes, Brian.

Yorkshire Sam on May 27, 2012

It has been a marathon answering the many comments from your visit Brian for sure but I'm not complaining at all, aside from the praise which obviously I appreciate you have taken time to say what it is you've liked and enjoyed about my pictures and that is what gives me most satisfaction. As you know I'd rather that happen and have much to reply to rather than no reaction as is sometimes the case.

many thanks and kind regards, Sam

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 19, 2012
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    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2006/06/12 03:26:40
    • Exposure: 4.000s
    • Focal Length: 195.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/29.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash