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Coniston Water

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 15 April 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Coniston Water in the English Lake District

NIKON D40 1/80 second F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie LC from Voiron, France

Un superbe cadrage donnant beaucoup de profondeur à l'image et, bien sûr, des couleurs magnifiques qui en font une très belle réalisation

15 Apr 2009 6:49am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie....jetties on lakes make great subjects for photography - I'm sure you're right that part of it is the depth that they give to the photo.

oncho from granada, Spain

beautiful reflejo...

15 Apr 2009 7:00am

@oncho: Thanks Oncho!

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

An excellent composition. The height your camera was placed at is perfect as it neither shows the top side or the underneath of the jetty. Also the posts on the left of the jetty are balanced very nicely in-between the posts on the right. The setting sun creates a lovely warmness and the mirror-like water creates some beautiful reflections.

15 Apr 2009 7:15am

@Mike: Thanks was a little before sunset but I pushed the colour temperature in post processing to give the warmth you see here (I could have done it in-camera but I prefer to shoot in RAW and adjust colour later on a bigger screen. from Wemmel, Belgium

Super, great depth, wonderfull colors ... excellent work

15 Apr 2009 7:15am Thanks very much for that!

Drey from Toulouse, France

great lignes and colors! Exellent shot!

15 Apr 2009 7:37am

@Drey: Thanks very much Drey!

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

This is excellent. My line of sight runs right along the posts, all the way to the hillside and reflections in the background. Wonderful work.

15 Apr 2009 8:12am

@Jeff: Thanks Jeff!

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Very nicely done Ian.
Have you got your hands on your new toy yet?

15 Apr 2009 8:59am

@IanSmith: Hi Ian! the new toy question, I've decided to stick with my D40 for now although I bought a flash recently (SB900) which feels like a much bigger learning curve than a new camera body would have been. I do miss the fact that my D40 isn't weather sealed and won't autofocus with non-afs lenses. 12mp instead of 6mp would be nice too so eventually I'm sure I'll update it - maybe if I get offered more pro work where a back-up camera body is essential rather than something which is just nice to have.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great work again. The soft light and colours make it look very delicate.

15 Apr 2009 9:32am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

Perfection!! awsome refelctions and light!!

15 Apr 2009 9:34am

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Absolutely gorgeous!

15 Apr 2009 9:54am

Marie from FRESNES, France

les couleurs sont douces, l'atmosphère magnifique !

15 Apr 2009 9:56am

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15 Apr 2009 10:57am

Marcie from United States

Fantastic reflections. Love the composition.

15 Apr 2009 11:48am

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

gorgeous shot, ian...

15 Apr 2009 11:52am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful perspective and reflections ! I like the warms colours

15 Apr 2009 12:05pm

Kodaker from Yokohama, Japan

nice composition... beautifully made.

15 Apr 2009 12:36pm

Frida from Sweden

Gorgeous composition and such a beautiful reflection. Well captured Ian.

15 Apr 2009 12:46pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Excellent shot.

15 Apr 2009 1:39pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I like the perspective - going to the vanishing point, and the nice reflection.

15 Apr 2009 2:05pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning capture. Superb composition. Exquisite reflections.

15 Apr 2009 2:18pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is truly beautiful. Such a restful, calm moment on the water.

15 Apr 2009 3:40pm

jhon smith from United Kingdom

nice and old

15 Apr 2009 4:13pm

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

sublime cadrage ! quelle belle photo pleine de poésie !

15 Apr 2009 4:31pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Un cadrage parfait! Superbe lumière!

15 Apr 2009 5:17pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

PERFECTION! Light, relection, light, colors. great!!

15 Apr 2009 6:07pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, fantastic colors, great image!

15 Apr 2009 6:47pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Perfect, Ian.

15 Apr 2009 9:21pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What a beautiful image.. Love everything in there!!

15 Apr 2009 10:06pm

Photosanity from Folsom, United States

Absolutely beatiful - jeff says it well - you lead me right through the frame and the detail of stones in the water and the reflection make it one I can look at for hours and still find new and different details - thanks for sharing!

15 Apr 2009 11:49pm

Jonathan from United States

You're work is inspiring. I found your sight on and I think it is incredible. Excellent work

16 Apr 2009 1:43am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

nice looks great

16 Apr 2009 1:45am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Too good for words.

16 Apr 2009 1:49am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! superb light and wonderful tones - the water must have been really still there at 1/80 sec exposure there is no sign of ripples! fantastic composition!

16 Apr 2009 2:18am

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

The depth is just amazing in this one!

16 Apr 2009 8:14am

Laura from Eindhoven, Netherlands

Beautyful shot, I love the reflection!

16 Apr 2009 1:41pm

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

Looks like a very pleasant part of the world. Warming the color temperature was a good way to go. I like the subtle modeling of the clouds and the early pink light.

17 Apr 2009 5:04am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

A classic!

18 Apr 2009 11:09pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

An absolutely superb image. The reflections are crystal clear and what a beautiful scene.

23 Apr 2009 1:40pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

amazing shot and great reflections

24 Apr 2009 9:14am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

excellent pov. lovely!

27 Apr 2009 11:41pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


29 Apr 2009 7:52pm

1/80 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)