Reaching Up by Mark Bateman

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It was a dark cold autumnal morning, and I climbed a hill above Matlock Bath Derbyshire. The light was poor, thus the high ISO settings – as I did not have my tripod. I did however have my new 18-200mm VR Nikkor lens :D

Processed in Elements – as was bar colouring.

D80, ISO1600, 1/100, f/5.6 at 200mm on the 18-200mm Nikkor VR lens. No flash.


flowers, macro

I enjoy taking photos, and writing. I live at the southern tip of the foothills of the Peak District (think Derby, central England). I had a Nikon D80 with various lenses (now a Sony NEX5N, a dog who tries hard to get into every photo and two lovely daughters :)

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  • Jeannette Sheehy
    Jeannette Sheehyover 5 years ago

    I really love the colouring on this Mark – it’s a beautiful serene photo. It’s definitely a favourite. I like the fact that it’s not stark and sharp but soft. Good one mate!!

  • Many thanks Jeannette!

    – Mark Bateman

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 5 years ago

    Beautiful !!

  • Why thank you ma’am

    – Mark Bateman

  • Paul Tupman
    Paul Tupmanover 5 years ago

    Brilliant shot Mark, the lighting in this is wonderful. Fantastic use of DoF in this with the subject framed very very well between the foliage and darkness at the top of frame. A very nice soft image that is complimented by the colouring. Very nice.

  • A beautifully descriptive comment as always – thanks very much Paul. I’d like to say the dark background was deliberate – but I’d be lying!

    – Mark Bateman

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 5 years ago

    brilliant capture me the petals are raising their little arms up to receive the light….exquisite and pure :)

  • Thanks Karin. Now get back to doing some art!

    – Mark Bateman

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 5 years ago

    Fabulous work!

  • Thank you very much Joni!

    – Mark Bateman

  • NancyC
    NancyCover 5 years ago

    This is very pretty. Love the coloring. :)

  • Thanks a lot Nancy :)

    – Mark Bateman

  • Catlew
    Catlewover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot! love the tone…

  • Thanks very much Cat – appreciate the comment.

    – Mark Bateman

  • mrscboretti
    mrscborettiover 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • :) Thanks Christine!

    – Mark Bateman

  • Mark Mitrofaniuk
    Mark Mitrofaniukover 5 years ago

    Love the colour of this photo.

  • Thanks Mark!

    – Mark Bateman

  • Andrew Leighton
    Andrew Leightonover 5 years ago

    Beautifully done, I really, really like this one :)

  • Thanks very very much :)

    – Mark Bateman

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