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Ruskin's View

Ruskin's View
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6225 W: 301 N: 14297] (56520)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-03-07
Categories: Nature
Camera: Fuji XT1
Exposure: f/0.7, 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-03-08 2:11
Viewed: 566
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning Everyone

After spending a couple of days in Cumbria, where yesterday, I took this photograph of Ruskin's View, I have returned home to find snow falling heavily, again!

Please take the time to click on John Ruskin to see the photograph much larger and clearer. I will add another photograph of the scene in a workshop.

John Ruskin, 8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy.

This view of the Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale was reputed, by him, as ‘one of the loveliest views in England, therefore in the world’. His writings Inspired artist JMW Turner in 1822 to paint the scene, which Ruskin then termed a 'priceless possession'.

The land from which this can be seen, was bought by a local philanthropist and donated to the town, where it can be ever protected for the general public, to enjoy the view. Many seats have been placed there and several memorial plaques.

Have a lovely day, Bev :-)

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-03-08 2:15]

Hello Bev,
nice the landscape view that looks like as a painting.The colourful foreground and the endless view until the backdrop make the image and the place so beautiful.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9586 W: 57 N: 16346] (60420)
  • [2018-03-08 2:24]

Hello Beverley,
A wonderful landscape of hills, trees, green fields and some water winding its way through the landscape. The composition is excellent. There is an atmosphere about this area which seems to mark the end of winter and the start of spring, but then it's about time for the snow to stop falling!

Hello Bev,
A very pleasant view with a lot of vegetation, and a fence, creating a lower frame. The idea that what is the best in England is automatically the best in the world makes me smile, ironically, especially in these Brexit days. But it is certainly not a bad view, and there is a great variety of still very mild colours that will probably get stronger as the months go by.
I guess that by now you have noticed that something went wrong with the title. Maybe you have already corrected it.
Kind regards,

Hello Bev,
In some respects Ruskin seems to have been rather a strange fellow but there is no doubt he had an eye for beauty. This is a very pleasant view across the rolling Cumbrian countryside. Very agreeable soft lights and colours; excellent depth and sharpness.
Dry and bright here today, maximum 14; 17 promised tomorrow. It would seem that spring has arrived here at last. I trust it won't be long before it reaches your part of the world.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12170 W: 126 N: 21953] (112111)
  • [2018-03-08 2:46]

Hi Bev,today the sun is back in my village too,but i hope to have warm days and not the snow soon as in your..ehehe...lovely view,the colors aren't bright because the grass isn't very green as usual at the end f winer,but the view is lovely,very sharp and rich,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,LuciANO

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14369 W: 0 N: 16314] (174617)
  • [2018-03-08 4:37]


Fantastique vue et image avec ces buisson rouges en premier plan cet arbre au découpage des branches tout à droite et la vue en V sur les rivières qui e rejoignent qui fait sa courbe et change de sens très beau décor et paysage.
Bravo et amitié

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14761 W: 1050 N: 30184] (141621)
  • [2018-03-08 4:58]

Hello Bev,

Starting to look like Spring. I like the high pov and traces of snow on the distant hills. Good sharpness and colour. The curving reversed c shaped stream leads the eye around the frame well. Tfs!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24925 W: 520 N: 42008] (180070)
  • [2018-03-08 5:03]

Hello Bev,

You makes me very difficult, for make a choice.
Both picture picture are a value if main picture.
Here in Flemish Belgium is the winter over, I hope for ever, this season.
You show us two wonderful landscape panorama picture, with a different area.
Nice depth and perspective and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Kindest regards,

Bonjour Beverly

Je dois avouer que cela valait la peine d'aller voir la version plus grande de la photo pour mieux apprécier la beauté des collines en arrière plan. En exemple parfait de la beauté de la campagne anglaise.



Hello Bev
The snow has disappeared and the lovely sloping landscape seems to be ready to welcome the spring of 2018. The landscape suits beautifully the series of Victoria we follow at the moment on Dutch television.
Lovey presentation. Have a nice day, groet Rob

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16051 W: 159 N: 27974] (147094)
  • [2018-03-08 7:40]

Hi Beverley
Deux belles images, le POV offre une vue fascinante sur le paysage avec la rivière, c'est toujours attirant la présence de l'eau dans une image, jolies teintes de saison
Belle journée

Hello Beverley,
Very nice landscape capture taken with perfect pov.
Good layout and nic soft colors. Very good sharpness. Nice simple framing and many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice evening

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10197 W: 161 N: 16856] (129427)
  • [2018-03-08 8:13]

Witaj Bev!
Wonderful landscape, view makes impression.
Excellent colors and light.
I like frame and composition.
Well done,
Nice afternoon.

Bonjour, chère Bev,
J'ai toujours aimé les lithographies anglaises présentant cette magnifique campagne aux formes élégantes et variées.
Cette prise de vue ne fait pas exception, et l'on prend plaisir à la contempler.

Signs of spring, Beverley, wonderful scenery from the spot taken. light and colors, depth and clarity, and the view through the branches, still naked. Stream of water is notable - wonderful all the combined objects.
Good evening,

*** I am very busy lately, but give myself time on every day for TE pictures.

Hello Bev, great picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with the lovely view of the beautiful landscape, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Great and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hello Beverley,
You managed the light very well and present us a wonderful landscape whereby you've paid a lot of attention to the composition and the framing of the picture.
We see a very attractive alternation of river and land, of trees and grasslands. The clouds make a splendid upper part.
Best regards, Paul

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10610 W: 146 N: 26710] (128171)
  • [2018-03-08 23:43]

Hello Bev, To spend a couple of days in Cumbria must have been wonderful. It is such a charming area. Wonderful view of the hilly landscape with the meandering river. Lovely colours, one can feel now the coming spring.

Kind regrad s Malgo

Nice panoramic view of the beautiful area. Nice to see that the snow is gone :P. Simple and attractive image. Good work!


Ciao cara Bev, fascinating landscape, relaxing atmosphere, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • ric50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 202] (769)
  • [2018-03-09 9:36]

Hi Bev,
A very nice composition. The river threading through the image to the mountains provides a lovely linking line. The foreground color and the fence detail enclose and add greatly to the image. Well done.


Hello Bev,
Beautiful landscape and nature.
Lovely composition and very good presentation.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Well done,
Best regards

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10380 W: 174 N: 18522] (82489)
  • [2018-04-06 1:12]


very beautiful this view of the fields with the river in the main role. nice details of this rural landscape where we can see the vegetation dealing with the "after snow" moment.
take care


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