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02-19-2010, 03:27 PM
Marko's podcast (http://www.photography.ca/blog/?p=723), reminded me of this photo shoot, where I trudged for 2 hours through the snow to 'The Cloud' before the sun rose to shot some panoramas. It was freezing and I was totally not dressed for it, still it has to be one of most memorable shoots to date. I was very glad of a warm bath when I got back...

Mad Aussie
02-19-2010, 05:28 PM
The glow of the two towns look great!

What are we looking here? We on the summit of a mountain with a memorial I think ... and what towns are those?

02-19-2010, 05:46 PM
Thanks MA, 'The cloud is hill just outside the peak district national park, I'm not entirely sure what the stone monument is, my wife thinks it might be a waypoint... .... The towns are (I think) Macclesfield on the left and Congleton on the right. The 180 degree perspective is a bit disorientating.

Mad Aussie
02-19-2010, 05:52 PM
Cool ... I'll have to look those towns up on Google Earth :)

02-19-2010, 05:59 PM
It is called a trig point and in days gone by it was used for making maps.

Mad Aussie
02-19-2010, 06:00 PM
Ok ... so the hill is actually called 'The Cloud' according to Google Earth and is quite close to Congleton.

Theres a couple of shots on google earth that show the shape of The Cloud.

02-19-2010, 06:01 PM
Found reference Triangulation station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulation_station)

02-19-2010, 06:12 PM
I think it would be know as "Cat & Fiddle" the name of Pub near top on A54 road. Never heard it called "The Cloud" although guess that is it's name.

02-20-2010, 06:08 AM
Thanks ericmark, the locals know it as 'the cloud', yer I know that pub on the A54.

02-20-2010, 06:59 AM
Nicely done Richard.....I too like the town in the corner! :)

02-20-2010, 07:51 AM
Thanks ericmark, the locals know it as 'the cloud', yer I know that pub on the A54. You would know of course. Less local over the boarder in Wales Cat & Fiddle I know but Cloud never heard of.

But back to picture really good. As I have said before I have had problems with Panoramic and you have done night Panoramic quite an achievement.

Last time I was around that area was on Cheshire Cycle route with wife and kids youngest was around 9. She is nearly 30 now time flies. Must re-visit but not today in snow and don't think I try it at night either.

Well done.

02-20-2010, 08:47 AM
Thanks guys,

This was my first attempt at panoramas, this one is 7 photos merged. Photoshop takes all the pain out of it, and does all the hard work for you.

My sister lives in Wrexham... lots of nice places to shoot up in the Welsh mountains, I must try and get across at some point...