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Derwent Water at Dawn

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 9 March 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A photo from last week in the Lake district of North West England

NIKON D40 1/8 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

gorgeous. i could sit there all day.

9 Mar 2008 5:23am

@Nick Passantino: Thanks Nick....The Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in the world and I was really pleased that I overcame my laziness and got up in time before dawn to take this photo.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Kenya

I heard about the picturesque qualities of the Lake District and your photo is such a proof! A paradise for photographers! Hope you'll show some more!

9 Mar 2008 6:10am

@Japanalia: Hi Gabriela....yes it's a truly beautiful and dramatic area of the country. Tomorrow's photo is already posted up ready but I'm only too willing to do requests so if you like I'll put up some more from this part of the world from tuesday onwards for a few days :-)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Ian, poets and writers will be inspired by this photo in the future...

9 Mar 2008 7:07am

@Lorraine: I'm rather late to the party I'm afraid as this area has been inspiring poets and painters for hundreds of years already but thanks for the lovely compliment!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Superb landscape and the colours are phenomenal.

9 Mar 2008 10:16am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana.....I'm really pleased you liked it. I know this kind of photo can be seen as a bit cliched but I guess there's a reason this has been done so often as it was irrisistible to me at least!

hugo poon from Hong Kong

Ian, you need a big frame and a prominent space on the wall for this one... love this very very much!:-)

9 Mar 2008 2:19pm

@hugo poon: Thanks very much Hugo.....its clichéd I know, but it was a scene that was just asking to be photographed and there I was camera and tripod in hand. The one thing I didn't think about was that the branches of the tree waving in the wind would be blurred at such a slow shutter speed (yet another lesson in how to use a camera I guess :-)

I was so lucky to get this shot at all though as there had been a very big storm the previous day with high winds and driving rain.

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

Beautiful composition and lighting. I love the colors in the sky and clouds.

9 Mar 2008 4:43pm

@Russ Devan: Thanks Russ!.....the light was very gentle. Winter sunrises can be very subtle affairs with the pink glow arriving very slowly but disappearing much more quickly....I'm glad you liked it!

Marek Kulikowski from Ostroleka, Poland

Very nice. Good composition, great color. Super!!!

9 Mar 2008 6:37pm

@Marek Kulikowski: Thanks very much Marek!


wonderful - very nice

9 Mar 2008 6:53pm

@MOHAMMAD: Thanks Mohammad!

tom from Germany

Wonderful landscape shot. I like the diagonal running fence.

9 Mar 2008 8:15pm

@tom: Thanks tom.....I had mixed feelings about the fence as it's been done so often but it was too good as a lead-in line to ignore :-)

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

This is perfectly lovely. The branches and the fence are essential to this image, which otherwise would lose a great deal of visual interest. And you do color very well; I think you see soft pales particularly well. Like this, so many of your color shots have a gentle wash of color that makes them seem like a sigh. Lovely.

9 Mar 2008 11:32pm

@GJC: Thanks're right about the fence and tree branches being essential to the image although it does mean that the photo becomes something of a cliché. I haven't really solve that particular dilemna yet :-)

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

They've all said it before me... still, Lovely, Excellent, Gorgeous... et al.

10 Mar 2008 2:07am

@amy: Thanks very much Amy!

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

This is a beautiful picture of a very nice landscape. A well made fotograph.

10 Mar 2008 4:37am

@Ralf Kesper: Thanks Ralf....from a real master of landscape photography that's a great compliment!

Barbara from Florida, United States

Magnificent and superb shot. Excellent compositon.

10 Mar 2008 2:01pm

@Barbara: Cheers Barbara....thanks very much!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

beautiful. i hope no homes were flooded around there.

10 Mar 2008 11:36pm

@danthro: Thanks danthro! far as I could see there was no actual flooding but all the lakes looked really full and the local waterfall (Lodore Falls) was a raging torrent!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Excellent composition, beautiful colors!

11 Mar 2008 12:24pm

1/8 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)