Archive for August 27th, 2009



Ruskins View

Ruskin's View

John Ruskin, Victorian art critic, philosopher and writer, champion of Lake District painters and J.M.W Turner in particular, claimed that this was the most perfect view in all of England. There are signs all through the town of Kirkby Longsdale directing you to this spot, and a big brass plaque and stone bench to help you enjoy it.

And I suspect it looks today just about as it did in Ruskin’s time. And I suspect this is just such a day as the day on which Ruskin drew his conclusion.

Obligatory photo.

Minolta A1 at 28mm equivalent. F8.0 @ 1/640th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Sharpen landscape and Punch presets in Lightroom. Blackpoint to the right. Some Recovery for the clouds.

From England 2005.