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Tree at Buttermere

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 24 March 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This lone tree at Buttermere in the Lake District is a real beauty.

The lake was very full of water on the day of this shot - the tree is normally on the edge of the shore but here it was quite a way out into the lake.

As you can see from the photo, it was extremely windy (approx 50mph) and the top of the tree was really moving about blurring the branches on this long-exposure photo. The main problem was keeping the tripod still during the 15 second exposure time.

NIKON D800 15 second F/8.0 ISO 100 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Hans ter Horst from Dippach, Luxembourg

Very sweet! I've been following your blog for years now and am amazed about the progress you made, time to give up your day job soon and do this full time!

24 Mar 2014 1:05pm

@Hans ter Horst: Hi Hans - what a lovely thing to say and I'm really pleased that you think I'm still making progress with my photography. I've no plans to give up architecture however and, photographically speaking, I enjoy the freedom that being an amateur brings where I have the luxury of taking photos solely for myself.

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Une beauté et une douceur extrême pour cette photo ! Magnifique ! Belle journée Ian

24 Mar 2014 1:35pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom


24 Mar 2014 1:36pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

I am intrigued by the image of this lone tree ....... the beauty is n the simplicity ...........
I took a trip through your gallery --- full of outstanding photography. I admire.

24 Mar 2014 5:21pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !

24 Mar 2014 5:22pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

This motion blur in the tree creates a really interesting hook for the mind, as we wonder what is the reason.

24 Mar 2014 7:36pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Super !

24 Mar 2014 10:16pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition with the lonely "naked" tree attracting attention! i like the high key effect in the background too!

25 Mar 2014 2:19am

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime cet arbre

25 Mar 2014 3:28pm

shooter from United Kingdom

grand shot

26 Mar 2014 3:40pm

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Superbly refined.

28 Mar 2014 6:05pm

alex centrella from California, United States


28 Mar 2014 6:38pm

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15 second
ISO 100
35 mm (35mm equiv.)