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After days of torrential rain the sun came out one afternoon.
So as quick as we could we jumped in the car and took ourselves off to Bassenthwaite Lake, mainly to see the Osprey.
We didn't manage to see them that day but did drive around the lake, parked at the north end and took a few shots.

The sky was full of fluffy clouds and beautiful blue, a very welcome change to the black skies we had got used to.

I've just ordered myself an 'Action level' to fit to my camera as I'm getting fed up with wonky horizons and having to trim my shots.
I'll let you know if it is worth the money.

Camera:Sony A700
Lens:10-20 mm Sigma
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Blue skies at last
Username:Nettles Nettles
Uploaded:7 May 2009 - 6:16 AM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 6:25 AM

A lovely composition, Annette, a great foreground, and good light. Carol

Alan_Coles
7 May 2009 - 6:49 AM

Excellent stuff.

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 7:08 AM

nice work shame you did not see the osprey though.

linda

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 7:29 AM

A tranquil and beautiful scene well captured with the wide angle lens.

Albert

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 8:21 AM

Love this
Looks kinda stretched
What on earth is an action level ??

11thearlofmar

My kind of shot. I await news of the action level.

Alan

nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
7 May 2009 - 8:35 AM

What a lovely scene, looks so tranquil, great shot

Nicky

sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 - 8:47 AM

what a lovely relaxing shot Annette, very nicely captured

marc

franken
franken e2 Member 123270 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 8:47 AM

Beautiful.

Ken

Nettles
Nettles  7 England
7 May 2009 - 8:47 AM

Thanks all,
An action level is a small device that is fitted above the camera on the external flash shoe. It is really small and has flashing lights that tell you when the shot is level or not.
I met a photographer at Castlerigg who had one, I'll post a note when I get it.
Annette

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 8:47 AM

Excellent composition Annette

Bernie

dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 8:54 AM

We are going here at the end of August and I just can't wait..this is a beautiful capture of one of my favourite places so thank you so much Annette.
Di

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 8:54 AM

Like the light and clouds in this one Annette. - Same that the ospery were not around.
Regards Richard.

GalleryGirl
7 May 2009 - 9:03 AM

I love that sky. Great scene.
Marilyn x

photophantom
7 May 2009 - 9:35 AM

delightful and appealing wonderful image!
Dennis

Grifoto
Grifoto  6 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 - 11:41 AM

Very nicely composed image Annette, lovely sky. Ive been to Bassenthwaite several times but never managed to see the ospreys.

HoPeY

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 11:52 AM

Super sky and like the lines in the water.
Good comp' too.
Nice one Annette.
Mick.

MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 - 12:32 PM

Great sky, well worth waiting for
#Mavis

Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 3:06 PM

What a tranquil scene Annette, a lovely capture.
Bob

glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 5:05 PM

Great use of the lens for perspective Netty, well exposed too.

Robert

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 5:13 PM

Superb perspective and colour, Annette.
After a day at Whitby taking pinhole photos I need an action level and a clear viewfinder (f177makes the eyes work really hard Smile)
Regards
Bill

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 7 May 2009 - 5:14 PM
Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
7 May 2009 - 6:15 PM

Great work Annette know exactly what you mean about horizons, split screens, angled view finder and months of practice to get it right.

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 9:36 PM

Superb composition, love the way the clouds look they are shooting across the sky.

Best Matt

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 10:22 PM

Lovely scene Annette.....Bill

Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 11:07 PM

Great perspective and a superb feeling of depth in this lovely landscape shot.
Paul

keith_yorkie
8 May 2009 - 11:08 AM

Cheaper than having one leg shortened to balance yourself up!!!!

Boss..xx

PS You have got to have rain in the Lake District, thats what fills all those hollows with water!!!!

MandsH
MandsH  7 England
8 May 2009 - 2:05 PM

Superb scene
mandy

cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2009 - 2:53 PM

Lovely colours, comp and sky. Great shot.
Cheesey.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2009 - 10:15 PM

I hope these are blue skies to last!
Superb image,
Johanna

cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9915 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2009 - 11:50 PM

fantastic shot Annette, a beautiful sky and wonderful depth to the shot
Neil

Portknockie
11 May 2009 - 2:57 PM

Beautiful colours and light Annette..

Don

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2009 - 7:41 PM

A beautiful Lake District scene, the colours and composition are terrific

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