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Loweswater, The Lake District

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 3 July 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Over the next 4 days what I thought I'd do for a bit of fun is post both the colour then the B&W version of a couple of the landscape photos from Sunday's trip to The Lake District.

Tomorrow will be the B&W conversion of this shot....let me know what you think!

NIKON D40 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Shun from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Good morning, Ian. Even if I am really impressed with your black & white works, this shot comes just brilliant. The colors are so beautiful. You seem to have had a great trip... Still, I am really curious for tomorrow's version now... Again: Great pic!

3 Jul 2008 6:24am

@Shun: Good evening Mirko!...I enjoy colour photos as well and the light on this one was particularly suited to colour. I hope you like tomorrow's B&W version of this as much as this one!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Perfect landscape. The branches on the top even follow the lines of the hills in the background. Perfectly balanced, amazing work!

3 Jul 2008 7:42am

@yz: Thanks yz!....we had such an amazing variety of weather and light last Sunday!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A superlative composition, Ian. I'm so used to your b/w work it was very different to have color!

3 Jul 2008 9:57am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks Michael....I enjoy colour photos too but since getting Photoshop CS3 I've been doing a lot in B&W because the CS3 B&W converter is such a pleasure to use.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

This is one of my all time favourites...Ian, you're fabulous!

3 Jul 2008 10:00am

@Lorraine: Hi Lorraine....I'll be posting another colour shot on Saturday!

Paolo from Italy

Good idea, I'll wait the bw one to post my considerations

3 Jul 2008 10:01am

@Paolo: Hi Paolo...I hope you like the B&W version of this tomorrow!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Classical composition. May I add "hence, a good one"? May be not, but it's a good one, nevertheless.

3 Jul 2008 10:24am

@António Pires: Thanks Antonio....well who could resist that lovely view especially with such nice light and clouds!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

This is wonderfully enjoyable Ian... can't wait to see the b&w version!:-)
Take care,
PS. Regarding the 16-85VR we discussed yesterday, I'm gonna post a couple of cityscapes taken with it, starting from today... Check them out.:-)

3 Jul 2008 11:27am

@hugo poon: Thanks Hugo...I liked your photo very much!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

this is a very nice image, looking forward to seeing it in b&w!

3 Jul 2008 12:12pm

@Cheryl: Thanks Cheryl...I hope you like that one too!

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Nicely framed,good work.

3 Jul 2008 12:13pm

@Anthony Lambert: Thanks Anthony!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Really lovely colours of a serene landscape, wonderful!

3 Jul 2008 12:38pm

@MadScientist: Thanks very much!

ordinaryimages from United States

satisfies the question.

3 Jul 2008 1:56pm

@ordinaryimages: I'm not sure what the qustion was but I'm pleased you got an answer to it :-)

Marie Le Corre from France

M A G N I F I Q U E !

3 Jul 2008 3:52pm

@Marie Le Corre: That's very kind of you...thanks!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

yes -- i agree w/ marie -- simplement magnifique!!!

3 Jul 2008 4:58pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks....I'm realy pleased that you like it!

Marcie from United States

I think I like this better in color! Beautiful lake setting. Very idyllic and serene. Lovely capture.

3 Jul 2008 6:01pm

@Marcie: Well it's such a lovely part of the countryside that I think this view looks good in both colour and B&W but see what you think tomorrow.

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

good PoV
can't wait to see b&w version

3 Jul 2008 7:15pm

@drum: Thanks...I hope you like it!

Helma from Tehran, Iran

WOW ... wonderful compo with best frame !! really beautiful mood , neat & fresh !

3 Jul 2008 7:56pm

@Helma: Thanks very much Helma!

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Beautiful landscape. I like the composition, how you integrated the tree in the foreground.

3 Jul 2008 8:40pm

@tom: Thanks Tom!

eddy from tehran, Iran

excellent landscape, compo colors and light, all of them are very good

3 Jul 2008 9:04pm

@eddy: Thanks Eddy...we were very lucky on Sunday and the sky was very interesting so I got an unusually high proportion of photos that I was happy with!

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

First, I love the way you shot and processed it. Second, what a wonderful landscape. England is such a beautiful country.

4 Jul 2008 4:26am

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael....anyone who is into photography is very lucky to live here as we have such a huge variety of scenery (and weather) in such a small area. This spot is about as remote as it gets in England yet it's only half an hour's drive from Barrow In Furness which is a busy town with large naval dockyards.

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

I think I do prefer the color version

4 Jul 2008 7:47am

@Pouhou: Hi Pouhou...thanks for looking at these!

1/640 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)