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Phil Bolton

Registered: March 2011
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I took this image from my front garden tonight. Looking west as the sun set you can see what is called 'Winter Hill', it's our regional TV and Radio transmitter mast which can just be seen to the left side of the picture. The sky was full of dramatic clouds as you can see.

At 456 metres (1498 feet) above sea level, Winter Hill is the highest point of the area to the west of the Pennines, a line of hills, known as the backbone of England, running roughly north - south between Lancashire and Yorkshire. The highest point within Bolton Borough is on Smithills Moor. It is a popular walking area, and has been the setting for mining activity, aeroplane disasters and murders!
· Date: Sat August 6, 2011 · Views: 790 ·
Keywords: Sunset Bolton Winter Hill Rivington
Camera Make / Model: Canon 550D
Lens Make / Focal Length: Kit lens EF-S 18-55mm
Filter / Type Used: UVF
Flash / Type Used: None
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: Sunset
State / County / Area Image Taken: Bolton
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United Kingdom
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Registered: June 2011
Sat August 6, 2011 10:48pm

It certainly is that tall and I have been up there myself. The colour of the sun in the closes gives a nice contrast in the colours. I can't see the full resolution be because I am viewing on a phone but on this screen it looks like there is some noise in the bottom of the image and the plant bush (not a nature expert) does get in the way of the view of winter hill. The colour of the sun compensates for the image.

Registered: June 2011
Sat August 6, 2011 10:50pm

If it doesn't make sends it is auto correct on the phone.

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,729
Sun August 7, 2011 12:12am

There is a vivid and intense feel to the color you caught in the sunset sky (one thinks of the fire and embers of a fire as it slowly burns down... very fitting to a sunset sky). One wants to crop down from the top edge to eliminate some of the area where there is only blue and grey/black clouds and then put a thin black border around the remaining image followed up with a wider white border.


Registered: February 2009
Posts: 64
Sun August 7, 2011 12:17am

Call Inspector Banks for the murders! And facing east for the sunset?? It looks like the sun is just behind Winter Hill. The skies are very dramatic with fine color and detail. I like the silhouetted branches against that sky.
Phil Bolton

Registered: March 2011
Sun August 7, 2011 12:30am

Just to let you know Photosteve's observations are spot on above The image was taken pointing to the west not east, he knows I can't get out of bed to do those superb sunrise shots that he does! Now amended.

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 1,105
Sun August 7, 2011 10:29am

A lovely voluptuous setting sun, well anchored by the foliage in the foreground.

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