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Coniston Water, Cumbria

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 22 April 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Another photo from a recent visit to the Lake District in NW England

NIKON D40 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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engloy from Singapore, Singapore

I came over from vfxy. Nice reflections although the day looks a little gloomy doesn't it? Your pictures bring back memories for me... I was in Manchester, Lake District and Scotland just 3 weeks ago and enjoyed the scenery very much :)

22 Apr 2009 5:23am

@engloy: Thanks for your comments Engloy! Yes, the light was not particularly clear or brilliant that day although the air was very still so the reflections on the lake were great. Landscape photography on days like this when it is slightly misty can be very interesting as the loss of clarity with distance can help give the photos a sense of depth.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Une photo qui donne envie de venir voir ce joli coin

22 Apr 2009 6:11am

@Sof: Thanks Sof! Yes, the Lake District is probably the most beautiful place in England that I've seen, only rivalled in the wider UK by places in Wales like Snowdonia and parts of the Scottish highlands.

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

quel apaisement *****************************

22 Apr 2009 6:17am

@Jean-François: Thanks very much Jean-François!

Drey from Toulouse, France

Superbe! Les couleurs mettent bien le lieu en avant! Bravo!

22 Apr 2009 6:48am

@Drey: Thanks Drey....I selectively warmed up the colours in the background in this photo and added a little contrast to the foreground.

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Although it's not your fault, I have a bit of an issue with the two rocks in the water as they look like they have just been cut and pasted into the photo. I think it's probably because the water is so calm and there's a big contrast in colour between the rock and water. That aside, it's a pleasant photo and the orange warm-up suits it. There's some real stunning scenery in the Lake District and this photo highlights its beauty.

22 Apr 2009 7:17am

@Mike: Hi Mike, Yes, I know exactly what you mean about the rocks as I felt the same way when I was processing the photo. If I was that way inclined I'd have probably got rid of them in Photoshop but cloning on that scale is not something I'm into.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

The tonality gives this photo a slight vintage feeling, it's like a photo from an old National Geographic magazine. I like it very much.

22 Apr 2009 8:40am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Your photos of the Lake District have a particular magic. And this one is no excpetion. I like, also, how it looks reminiscent of the hand-tinted photos of the 19th century.

22 Apr 2009 12:13pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Ian, such beautiful compositon and tonality!!! I thought I was enjoying a vintage painting!

22 Apr 2009 2:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

This is absolutely stunning, Ian. The light is extraordinary. The foreground is strong with excellent detail.

22 Apr 2009 3:04pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is like a landscape painting. Beautiful, subtle colors and lighting.

22 Apr 2009 3:53pm

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

What a magic place and I find it very soothing.

22 Apr 2009 4:08pm

Frida from Sweden

I really like the way you have processed this . It gives a very delightful vintage effect. A sooting and serene picture.

22 Apr 2009 5:41pm

Mike Paulison from United States

Great colors in this. The depth of the shot is astounding! Gorgeous!

22 Apr 2009 8:53pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

It's a kind of magic! :o)

22 Apr 2009 10:29pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! i like the wonderful smooth and soft light here that seems to warm up the scene a lot! great clarity and sharpness as well and a good composition!

23 Apr 2009 2:50am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

absolutely splendid !

23 Apr 2009 7:04am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Just beautiful. The tonal range is wonderful. The light is so soft and warm. Gentle is a word that keeps coming to mind.

23 Apr 2009 12:34pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It is easy to see why painters have journeyed to the Lakes District. Beautiful. The colours are so warm.

23 Apr 2009 4:07pm

Richard Hollins from United Kingdom

It's a very nice shot. I like the way you've composed it, with a dominant triangle of foreground, which is rather unusual and adds lots of interest. The obvious composition would have been right down at the water's edge, with a rock or two in the foreground, which wouldn't have been anything like as strong. There's also a real sense of depth to the pic, which I like a lot.

23 Apr 2009 7:46pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

incredible light, color, the beautiful detailed rocks and trees, grass in the foreground...majestic mountains fading into infinity it seems...the reflections and the lone rocks in the water...what can a say Ian...great photo...something i can easily lose myself in...

23 Apr 2009 9:11pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

nice and calm

27 Apr 2009 1:47pm

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

very beautiful!!

27 Apr 2009 11:40pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Oh how beautiful is this! Magnificent!

28 Apr 2009 4:47am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


29 Apr 2009 7:49pm

1/125 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)