Stile at twilight

Stile at twilight

Description

Title:
Stile at twilight
Caption / Description:

A stile between two fields near East Farndon, in Northamptonshire, England.

A stile is a structure which provides people a passage through or over a fence or boundary via steps, ladders, or narrow gaps. Stiles are often built in rural areas or along footpaths to allow access to an adjacent field or area separated by a fence, wall or hedge. Unlike a gate, there is no chance of forgetting to close it, and should the stile break, the fence remains intact (livestock cannot escape). However, stiles may well be difficult to use for some disabled people and people with limited mobility.

In the United Kingdom many stiles were built under legal compulsion (see Rights of way in the United Kingdom). For that reason a wide variety of designs exist. Recent changes in UK government policy towards farming has encouraged landowners in upland areas to make their land more available to the public, and this has seen an increase in the number of stiles and an improvement in their overall condition. However, on popular paths, stiles are increasingly replaced by gates or kissing gates - or, where the field is arable, the stile can be removed altogether, as there are no longer any animals to control.

Description taken from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stile

Tags / Keywords:
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Britain
  • England
  • East Midlands
  • Walking
  • Countryside
  • Sunset
  • Footpath
  • Stile
  • Twilight
  • East Farndon
  • Northamptonshire

Admin

Date Original Photo Taken:
Original File Name:
Stile at twilight.psd
Event:
Rating:
Date this image added/last updated on website:
Original File Dimensions:
2592px x 3872px
File Type:
JPEG
Color Mode:
Original Image Color Profile:
Nikon Adobe RGB 4.0.0.3001

Location

Location Shown:
Sublocation:
City:
East Farndon
Province/State:
Northamptonshire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Location Created:
Sublocation:
City:
East Farndon
Province/State:
Northamptonshire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Geo-location:
52.461928333333, -0.944885 View on map

Rights

Copyright Status:
Copyrighted
Licensing Status:
Rights Managed
Available for Editorial Use:
Yes
Available for Commercial Use:
No
Copyright Notice:
© 2011 Dave Kennard

Camera Data

Date Digital Resource was created:
Shutter speed:
8s
Aperture:
f/8
Camera Model:
Nikon D200
ISO:
100
Exposure Compensation:
0
Focal Length:
17mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv.):
25mm
Metering Mode:
Multi-segment
Flash:
No Flash
Exposure Mode:
Manual
White Balance:
Manual
Light Source:
Cloudy
Exposure Program:
Manual

Additional shooting metadata

Lens:
Tokina ATX107 DX FishEye 10-17mm F3.5-4.5
Filters used:
  • Hitech 85 Neutral Density Split Grad Hard Edge ND 0.9
Additional Optics used:
Setup:
Benro C-428 Tripod
Markins M10 Ball head
Shutter release cable
Bracketed ±1EV

Post Processing

Image Modified:
Software used:
  • Nikon Capture NX 2
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
Post Processing:

NEFs converted in CNX2
Images blended for exposure in PS CS5
Curves adjustment selectively applied to EV+1 image in PS CS5 to brighten and warm colour temperature
Topaz Adjust 4 with exposure correction preset applied in PS CS5