Blea Tarn in Winter

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 25 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Ice on Blea Tarn in the English Lake District with the Langdale Pikes shrouded in mist in the background.

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Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

This is absolutely gorgeousl. The BW works very well here as it emphasizes the cracks in the thin ice better than a color version probably would have. Your image quality, as usual, is outstanding.

25 Feb 2009 5:07am

@Suzanne: Thanks Suzanne....I'm really pleased that you like it!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Great detail in this image Ian. I really like the many shades of grey and how the horizon fades to white. Beautiful shot!

25 Feb 2009 5:23am

@bluechameleon: Thanks Sharon!

Sharon from Los Angeles, United States

thats a beautiful shot..... b/w is perfect..

25 Feb 2009 5:36am

@Sharon: Thanks Sharon....misty scenes like this lend themselves well to B&W processing!

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Love fog on the background and composition. Tones of grey are excellent !

25 Feb 2009 6:33am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Sharon from Los Angeles, United States

I agree with you... :)

25 Feb 2009 7:50am

Stu Egan from United Kingdom

Magnificent. I am thoroughly enjoying your work at the moment.

25 Feb 2009 9:40am

@Stu Egan: Thanks Stu!....I'm feeling much more confident about my photography recently - maybe it's showing :-)

613photo from Dallas, United States

Great shot. The ice makes each stone seem isolated. Love the cracks, too.

25 Feb 2009 10:36am

@613photo: Thanks very much!

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

another gorgeous wide angle, Ian

25 Feb 2009 12:55pm

@Betsy Barron: Thanks Betsy....this 10-20 wide angle lens is definitely my favourite in open landscapes like this!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

the ice cracks almost looks like shadows from maybe a nearby, out of site tree! really awsome composition and pp.

25 Feb 2009 3:06pm

@Cheryl: Thanks Cheryl...yes, those cracks in the ice were crying out to be photographed :-)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Can I throw a stone and you catch a photo? WOW

25 Feb 2009 3:10pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine :-)

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a stunning shot. The b+w tones are perfect as is that great composition. I love the low camera angle.

25 Feb 2009 5:26pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael!

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Close to perfection. Fantastic scale of greys. Really stunning.

25 Feb 2009 6:02pm

@Rui: Thanks Rui!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

perfect shot in wide angle and BW ! love the details and perspective !

25 Feb 2009 7:29pm

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna!

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

Beautiful composition, Ian. I really like the contrast of the dark boulders against the ice. I assume this area of England was glaciated and that this is a glacial lake, yes? I would love to visit there sometime.

25 Feb 2009 7:34pm

@Russ Devan: Thanks Russ....I know most of the lakes in this area are glacial but that's where my geography knowledge stops I'm afraid!

I've seen Blea Tran descriibed as a 'Corrie' if that means anything to you?

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nice. A very bleak midwinter scene.

26 Feb 2009 1:46am

@Viewfinder: Thanks Glenn!

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic composition! the dark stones really stand out nicely!

26 Feb 2009 3:36am

@DarkElf: Thanks very much!

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

This is a wonderful picture. Very well and moodful made.

26 Feb 2009 4:08am

@Ralf Kesper: Thanks Ralf!

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

Yes, a corrie would be another name for a cirque (I think corrie is the Scottish term...I'll have to verify that with the fellow from Edinburgh in my office), which is a bowl-shaped depression in a mountain that was carved out by a glacier. So, I think that answers my earlier question. In some cases, lakes form at the bottom of the cirque, which is probably what you have here. Glaciated landscapes are some of the most beautiful and fascinating. Keep up the great work with your images, Ian.

26 Feb 2009 3:46pm

@Russ Devan: Thanks Russ!....I'm lucky enough that the Lake District is only just over an hour away from home by car. On this occasion I spent a whole day from dawn to dusk photographing with
John Leech who lives on the edge of the national park so he knows it really well.

Michael from TX, United States

Excellent shot. I can feel the cold.

27 Feb 2009 12:40am

@Michael: Thanks Michael!

Melinda from Tel Aviv, Israel

Magical shot.

1 May 2009 3:18pm

Nikon D40
1/40 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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