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Weathering Heights by Caravela Weathering Heights by Caravela
Wind withered tree in limestone fields on Twistleton Scar End, Yorkshire Dales, England.

The title Weathering Heights is a play on words from the famous book 'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Brontë. The novel is named after the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centres (wuthering is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather).

The windswept tree is a common site around these parts due to their unsheltered location and exposure to the often harsh environment so common on these moors, particularly in winter! The limestone rock doesn't escape either, as you can clearly see the effects of the chemical process known as carbonation, resulting in the distinctive appearence of limestone known as clints and grykes. These are formed when rainwater flowing over an impermeable surface on reaching (permeable) limestone, dissolves the joints into grooves called grykes, leaving blocks or clumps of limestone in between called clints!

I'm sure there are experts out there that may dissagree with me on that, but that's about as much as I know on the subject anyway!!! :-)

I recently won a competition online with this image, on dpchallenge:
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Given 2011-03-04
Suggester said; "Between the cracked rocks and the tree swayed by the wind, this is a really striking photo! The dramatic lighting and dark colours also give this scene a post-apocalyptic feel - a desolate yet amazing landscape."

Weathering Heights by ~Caravela ( Suggested by GraphiteColours and Featured by Anoya )
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ssabbath Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
awesome!
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Biselva Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I used your amazing background here ~~~> biselva.deviantart.com/art/bey...



Thanks,
Lexis
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juliozzy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Impressionante!

(I wonder if you speak portuguese =) )
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Caravela Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Obrigado

Sim falo portugues (e sou portugues!), mas nao muinto bem! :-(
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juliozzy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Escreve PortuguÍs melhor do que muitos brasileiros com certeza! :D
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PzychoStock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
loved the book, the 200 adaption and this picture!!! awesome capture... :clap:
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steppeland Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Photographer
Fabulous capture!
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SvitakovaEva Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Photographer
amazing
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Janek-Sedlar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Photographer
:heart:
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kristaps-design Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Love it!
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Basforlove Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
this is exactly michael muntons' painting. :O beautiful
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Caravela Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I've just looked at the painting in question - amazed at the similarity, definately not a coincidence! He must have come upon my photograph and decided to make a painting from it, which I suppose makes me feel quite proud that someone obviously likes my work enough to want to use it for reference, albeit in painting form on this occasion. I am a bit peeved though that its a direct copy; the whole point of being an artist is to stamp your own sensibility and imagination into your work. A copy doesn't make you an artist. Apart from it obviously being a copy of my work, the other tell tale sign that he used my photo is the fact that mine was taken in twistleton scar end, ingleborough and not in malham cove which he makes reference to! Now, I don't know whether legaly he's done anything wrong, a viewpoint afterall can't be copyrighted, but you can clearly tell it's like for like, so if anybody has any insight into the legal ramifications I would very much appreciate any advice on this.
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Basforlove Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Well first you should know Michael Munton is a Bob Ross Certified Instructor, (you can also say: amazing painter), so proud you should be. I think it ain't legal, but you won't be able to tell he used your photograph. What Michael Munton does is making exact copies to show the reality the way it is.
I think you should just contact him, you can leave a message on his movies on youtube (miccart33) wich he, as far as I know, always responds to. Ask him if he used your picture and if he says he does ask him to refer to you at the painting.

Best of Luck, and keep up the beautiful photographs!
Bas
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Avaris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
beautiful... :)
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emmasphoto Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Fantastic! :D
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Akemi16 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Awesome :iconawesomeplz:
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Anoya Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I just wanted to let you know that this has been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - March 2011 news article

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Caravela Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks and gratitude for the feature! :-)
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Anoya Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011   Photographer
Welcome :aww:
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PRibeiro Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great work

amazing

visit my gallery and comment pff </ b>
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JokersCard009 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool!
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VoidIndex Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
instant fave!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, you've been featured in my journal: [link]
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b13visuals Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning....
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MKort-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011   Photographer
Very nice shot! It has a nice mood and beautiful light.
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canismaioris Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
just perfect!
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RebeccaEllen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Love, love, love
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soulfullcheerfull Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lord of the Rings :wow: :thumbsup:
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Filmographer
Simply lovely, I love the colours and composition in this. Great shot.
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Shadow-Writer01 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Writer
Amazing work, and timeing. I hope one day I could do that.
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Lightwavesx97 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I love the dark, ominous feel of this. The dark, heavy clouds swallowing up the sun the background just add to it, great work!!
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Shadowolf159 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
FFFFFFFFFFFAAAKKEEE

haha just kidding, though I can't believe it really is real...

Is it?
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Red-Tractor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this area very well, as my family live in the village near by (Ingleton).. I also think I took a picture of that tree when I was younger, obviously it was no where near as good as your photograph. This has inspired me to go back there and try again.

I love this image, you have done the area more then enough justice. The depth of field is just immense. With the light combined and the cloud formation over head, it just looks so dynamic.

Congrats on the DD..
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Tanager Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful. Did you do HDR with this image? The DOF is just unbelievable.
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Nexso Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Is it real? WTF !!!
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Skiner8890 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Nice, what kind of camera you used?
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jmgraeme Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
stellar shot!
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Tohru-of-Marshmello Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
@_@ Eyegasm..
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madnezz344 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
wow :)
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soldieroflight7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's as if I could climb right into the picture : ) This is absolutely awesome, fantastic detail and perfection. Great work : )
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Vampire-Princess-25 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Photographer
I absolutely love this photo
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Sophia1016 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
beauty...gorgeous, actually....
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odisz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I always wonder where you all from deviant.art get this kind of shot.
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ehri Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Gorgeous! I love the lighting and those textures. Very crisp details on the background too.
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Sophia1016 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
beautiful....stunning, actually...
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photonut23 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!!! This Is An Awesome Photo!! Thanks For Sharing!
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javodelflow Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
cool!!!!!!
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nicole-j-photography Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Photographer
mmmmmyyyyyakjscsuhf...wow...........................:faint: freaking great!!
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Amika-Crystacia Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so dramatic! this is beautiful
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foroneheart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an absolutely gorgeous shot. The way the sunlight spills over the murky clouds and the the hazy distance is just wonderful. The tree leaning over and the detail on the rocks are astonishing. Wonderful job, you fully deserve the DD and winning that contest :)
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