Orange and Green


Orange Carpet

On the way back from Valle Crucis Abbey we took a wrong turning and ended up high on the hills overlooking Llangollen. I say a wrong turning but sometimes I like to get off the main roads and follow some of the narrow farm tracks that criss-cross the hills and moors in this area. Why? Because I get to see some amazing scenery, if you stop, you don’t hear the sound of traffic and more often than not you can find some good photo opportunities.

This one caught my eye. The patch of green, with the little white dots of sheep, surrounded by the orange colours of Autumn. I used the tree to break up the dark sky and provide a little framing.

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17 thoughts on “Orange and Green

  1. stephenransome November 15, 2013 / 09:11

    They say Mike, that the best parties are the spontaneous ones. A bit like coming across views like this. Very nice indeed.

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  2. photosbyandy November 15, 2013 / 13:53

    It’s just fun to explore sometimes…great photo!!!

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    • Mike Hardisty November 16, 2013 / 07:50

      Thank you. I’ve found some great photo opportunities by getting off the beaten track.

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  3. petspeopleandlife November 15, 2013 / 15:37

    This is so pretty. I like it as much as the old churches. I’ve often wondered if you hang any of your photos in your home. You have some many to choose from though…..

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    • Mike Hardisty November 15, 2013 / 16:34

      I don’t hang any, Yvonne. Mainly because we have a lot of artwork from when we lived overseas in different countries. However I do use them as screensavers and desktop backgrounds for my computer.

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  4. chrisstov November 16, 2013 / 07:04

    That’s a lovely picture of dark clouds, brown hills and green fields with the tree branch and leaves overhead.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 16, 2013 / 07:54

      Thank you. The tree adds that little extra, I think.

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  5. Andrew November 16, 2013 / 10:33

    Splendid landscape Mike. You should take a wrong turning more often.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 17, 2013 / 18:25

      Thanks Andrew. There’s lot of little narrow lanes in Snowdonia. Big problem is when you meet something coming the other way, but I’ve found some great photographs when going “off-road”, shall we say.

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  6. Vivien Scane November 16, 2013 / 14:33

    Gorgeous capture. Amazing detail.

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  7. rabirius November 17, 2013 / 11:00

    Wonderful composition.

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  8. Cardinal Guzman November 19, 2013 / 21:19

    Great idea to use the tree for a little framing. It really lifts this photo and gives you a better feeling of the distance.

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