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Grasmere in the Mist

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 4 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Grasmere lake photographed just before dusk on a misty day a few weekends ago.

This was taken during a 12 hour photoshoot in the English Lake District with John Leech. He's now joined us at Aminus3 and you can find him here: John Leech


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NIKON D40 13/10 second F/16.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautifully balanced shot Ian. I really like the layers of the greys in the landscape.

4 Mar 2009 5:17am

@bluechameleon: Thanks Sharon!

Michael Paulison from United States

The crystal clear foreground and the misty background are wonderfully balanced. Great photo!!

4 Mar 2009 5:27am

@Michael Paulison: Thanks Michael!

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Beautifully atmospheric. I especially like your low, wide camera angle. Excellent.

4 Mar 2009 6:45am

@Suzanne: Thanks Suzanne....a low camera angle close to some foreground interest is always something I look for when I'm using a wide angle lens for landscape photography.

socketless from Canberra, Australia

This shot is great. I love how you made the hills in the background seem almost mystical.

4 Mar 2009 7:24am

@socketless: Thanks!....I was lucky with the stillness of the water which is key but also, as you say, the misty light is great isn't it.

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

I find it interesting how different this backdrop appears from slightly different locations on the shore and changes of lens. Nice inky darks, and the lake bed makes the scene so complete. I'm surprised at the 20 min difference between those other shots - it didn't feel as though we'd been there that long!

4 Mar 2009 8:14am

@John Leech: Thanks John!....the bit that fascinates me about this one is the way the reflective quality of the water surface fades away so that the pebbles on the bottom of the lake are visible in the foreground. I'll have to check to see if this is one of the ones where I borrowed your polarising filter.

Sharon from Los Angeles, United States

wonderful shot..

4 Mar 2009 8:29am

@Sharon: Thanks Sharon!

Frida from Sweden

So peaceful, I love this!

4 Mar 2009 8:39am

@Frida: Thanks Frida!....yes, it was very peaceful and quiet down by the lake and the water was so still it was like a mirror.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Sentimental journey WITH symphony ;)

4 Mar 2009 10:15am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

picture postcard beautiful

4 Mar 2009 11:07am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

BW is sweet. Love misty background

4 Mar 2009 12:31pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a beautifully refreshing lakescape you've captured here, Ian! The clear and calm water is particularly appealing!

4 Mar 2009 3:18pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A great balance between the upper and the lower part, the stones in the foreground are a perfect match. A very peaceful and harmonic scene.

4 Mar 2009 4:54pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Que c'est beau.. j'aime vraiment beaucoup

4 Mar 2009 5:56pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

The water looks so crystal clear. Beautiful.

4 Mar 2009 6:12pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

very pretty

4 Mar 2009 8:48pm

Virgil from Richmond, United States

I like mist in gives a sort-of mysterious look. We only get fog in the mornings where I live.

4 Mar 2009 9:16pm

William Darhy from Paris, France

The framing is perfect and nice reatment. This landcape i very relaxing

4 Mar 2009 9:41pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

a picture of peace and serenity! i like the landscpae fading slightly into the distance - it creates a nice mysterious mood...

5 Mar 2009 1:25am

613photo from Dallas, United States

The water appears to be more clear than the air. That's something you don't see every day. Nicely shot as usual.

5 Mar 2009 2:03am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

The reflections are sublime, Ian. Breathtaking image!

5 Mar 2009 4:40am

jelb from France

Great tones..Very nice composition and processing..bravo!

5 Mar 2009 11:55pm

Tammy-Cricket from United States

Very stunning image. The depth is amazing.

6 Mar 2009 5:47am

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Exquisite B&W!

12 Mar 2009 5:13am

13/10 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)