This is view that one meets when walking up from Wycoller Country Park here to the old road, to Haworth.
If you walk through the gate and follow the footpath across the field, you will see the panopticon at the top of the hill.
If, like me, until a few years ago, you do not know what a panopticon is, then I will show you more clearly in my next post.
Many thanks for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed the photograph and the mystery, Bev :-)
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Glint (6171) 2012-04-20 12:00
here is an intriguing view over the gate.I always enjoy views with gates and old fence posts etc in the fg.I'm guessing a panopticon is something like the camera obsura we have in Dumfries museum. It offers a 360dgrees view of the area. I won't google it but will wait for your next post.
golus (2893) 2012-04-20 12:03
Up to your post I even have not heard of Panopticon. I'm not that much patient, sorry, I searched in the web and found so many interesting information about it and its designer J.Bentham. Thanks for introducing. Though I'm keenly awaiting your next post. Regarding your photo, using the wooden gate as a reference for your vantage point you've achieved a great perspective and depth. The vast open green field with lovely trees look beautiful under a clear blue sky. A great shot. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
gunbud (34066) 2012-04-20 12:09
This is a beautiful Friday fence scene with a lovely blue sky above these wonderful rolling hills.
The English countryside looks like the place to be on this pleasant afternoon.
korbee (6619) 2012-04-20 12:13
I can almost feel the silence and thr smel of the green grass and the cows,this looks like alovely country side Bev.
You are the right ambassador of Enland.
PaulVDV (29019) 2012-04-20 12:20
Very attractive composition with the diagonal line of the wooden fence and the lines of the clouds in the opposite direction.
Very nice and peaceful landscape picture.
Best regards, Paul
batalay (38821) 2012-04-20 13:31
The bucolic shot is a feast for the eyes, and the note does pique one's curiosity. Now curious minds want to know... Have a good weekend.
bema (26425) 2012-04-20 13:46
this is a kind of picture i would have done as similiar as you did it here.. and it represents the natural colors which i do prfer too..
thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers, Bernd
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-20 23:16
Fantastic landscape with brilliant details.Very nice sharpness and ligthning.Very nice POV.TFS
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (71525) 2012-04-21 1:16
Good morning Beverly,
Eagerly waiting to know was is this mysterious panopticon you write about. The typical view of fields with scattered sheeps in white spots always amazed me, while traveling in Englnd.
Uphill's view with the wooden fence in FG has good depth and clearity.
Enjoy your weekend, prepare a good "panopticon" ( it's not any food, presumably...)
ChrisJ (114095) 2012-04-21 2:40
I took a similar shot to this in Mongolia of all places, using the wooden fence as a way to frame the fg and add depth & graphism. Good sharpness & superb colour & a nice overview of the green pastures & grazing sheep. The upward pov on the hills adds interest. Tfs!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-21 3:31
classic composition with all the elements in the right place and perfectly detailed. An idyllic rural scene at the height of an English summer who could resist that. Beautiful!
Regards - Brian.
tyro (24868) 2012-04-21 4:26
I really didn't need to look at the photographer's name on this one - I could tell by looking at the thumbnail that it was one of yours. The colours, so natural and not overexpressed or oversaturated, the perfect exposure with a lovely sky and the excellent composition including a welcoming gate in the foreground which we see so often in your photographs.
And we can just see the panopticon up there atop the hill, perfectly placed in the frame and balancing the massy gatepost in the right foreground.
I'm looking forward to seeing a closer view of this sculpture which, of course, is a much more pleasant and artistic construction than the original Panopticon of the eighteenth century.
Nicou (142252) 2012-04-21 6:39
Très belle compo e tiamge superbe cpatage et ocmpo qeulle barrière de bous avec les animaux en tache en fond sueprbe vue de la campagne et ce ciel grandisoe.
bravo et amitié
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-21 12:33
a beautiful landscape with very nice composition and attractive lights, the POV is superb and I like the foreground and the peaceful atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
papagolf21 (102064) 2012-04-21 13:40
Bonsoir, chère Beverley,
Superbe prise de vue bucolique et pittoresque. Il émane une douceur extrême. L'ambiance est parfaitement reproduite à travers cette très belle composition.
macjake (67846) 2012-04-21 14:51
and yeah...i have no idea what a Panopticon is, what ever it is it seems to be miss-spelled!
I enjoy these scenes for the fact is so clear, sharp, and the exposure levels are spot on, it just looks like a photo of elegant color and subject.
looking forward to the next post!
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-04-22 4:45
pleasant rural view, good natural colors and compo.
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-04-22 22:29
Hi Bev, What a splendid Pov, on this scene inviting us in to the field and a walk up the hill to see the Panopticon. Wonderful, Tfs, Have a great week ahead, Cheers Iain.
danos (97885) 2012-04-23 2:24
Good morning Bev,
nice the great landscape view with the brilliant light to enhance the vivid colours of the scene.The wooden entrance of the Country park with the carefree animals to adds more beauty in the image.
Have a god day,Danos
MJR (3360) 2012-04-23 14:55
So this is what the view looks like ! I went panopticon hunting on a foul, wet, grey, foggy day and saw not a thing ! Well, just the structures themselves ! The weather at the 'whistling tubes' one was particularly grim !
But this is a fine view and very fine capture of it. Good POV, strong foreground and a lovely whisk away up to the top of the hill for the object in question, neatly framed by the curving of the twigs. Lovely colours, and oh, that sky !
Kielia (24077) 2012-04-24 4:23
another beautiful impression of these rural surroundings! Your POV works very well and the colors are very pleasant. This small piece of nature with the panopticon in the background looks inviting. My compliments!
Cricri (119577) 2012-04-24 6:04
C'est plein de charme les paysages de campagne chez toi, j'aime le cadrage de la barrière offrant un paysage plaisant, douceur des couleurs et de la lumière, une très jolie présentation
mvdisco (17794) 2012-04-25 17:02
Ho Yes !! I like the country scene.:)
Beautiful landscape and sharpness,
Nice scene and beautiful tone of colors and light,
Nice contrast and perpective ..
very well done with the fence.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (38904)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2011-07-24
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposition: f/10.0, 1/50 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-20 11:42