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Early light begins to break over Derwentwater in the Lake District.

We had settled on this location after a little calculation the day before as the sun is just a degree or two under its most northerly and first light is between the nearest fells on the right and Blencathra in the distance. Thankfully we weren't let down by the conditions that came.

Running around like a little kid trying to make the most of the light yet trying to maximise the composition was challenging but good fun. Great when it all comes together.

A 0.6 ND grad [hard] and a 0.3 ND grad [soft] balanced things out just right. Taken about 29 minutes before yesterdays upload and when the colour was at its optimum [for me].

Cheers for looking in,
Paul

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jul 2011 - 5:12 AM
Focal Length:11mm
Aperture:f/14
Shutter Speed:1sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
Title:Softly Breaking Dawn ...
Username:sut68 sut68
Uploaded:12 Jul 2011 - 6:10 PM
Tags:Brandlehow, Dawn, Derwentwater, Lake district, Landing stage, Landscape / travel, Light, Reflections
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:12 PM

Beautiful composition and wonderful colours,very well done,
saeid

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nikshot
nikshot e2 Member 4nikshot vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:15 PM

Absolute cracking shot, I love the lead in and the colours.

Nick

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:22 PM

Thanks guys, one of my faves from the weekend, glad you both like it too Smile

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:25 PM

For me it's the light hitting the left hand posts, me likes

LesF

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:26 PM

Me too mate, just picks them out nicely Smile

Cheers MrF,
Paul

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pf  1033 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 - 6:28 PM

I'm a newbie to this, but love the way the walk-way leads you into the photo. Really atmosphericSmile

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:30 PM

Spot on Paula, thanks for popping in. Glad you like it.

Paul

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:34 PM

cracking bit of colour.lesley

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:35 PM

One I would have been well pleased to find on the memory card. When I was there last November the jetty was completely under water...and a few yards paddling to even reach it! Wink

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:38 PM

Angle ok in this one Lesley??? Wink Tongue

One [from a few] I am very happy to have taken Martin ... still trying to decide which to process and post Smile

Cheers guys,
Paul

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Michaela_Solway
Michaela_Solway e2 Member 3Michaela_Solway vcard
12 Jul 2011 - 6:51 PM

beautiful capture of light and great compo

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:57 PM

A beauty. Superb.
Ron

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Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 8452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 7:32 PM

Dont you just love it when a plan comes together Wink super piece of work Paul gives the rest of us something to aim for Smile


Brian............................................................

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 7:46 PM


Quote: Dont you just love it when a plan comes together

Cheers Hannibal ... does that make me Mad Murdoch then? Wink

Ta all, enjoy your evening!!!

Paul

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saltireblue Site Moderator 33375 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 7:57 PM

Gorgeous, Paul, that light is fantastic. Right place, right time and a lot of skill.
Good of you to post the filters used in addition to the normal exif. Thanks for that, it helps understand and appreciate the shot better.

Malc

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CHRISB911 e2 Member 854 forum postsCHRISB911 vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 8:51 PM

beautiful landscape with stunning colour

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 9:04 PM

Just for further clarity Malc, the 2 stop [0.6] was angled down from left-to-right from the top part of the trees to just under the reflected hills and the 1 stop [0.3] was pushed down a little further to help hold back the lighter part of the reflection in the water.

Thanks guys,
Paul

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Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 426 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales32 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 9:06 PM

A wonderful scene with sublime light on that jetty and beautiful tones throughout.
Alun

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 9:45 PM

Thanks Alun Smile

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Chant57 e2 Member 8365 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 10:46 PM

It's the light on the posts- just sublime! Right time, right place, and add the expertise = 1 darn good image. Straight onto my shortlist!
C

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 10:51 PM

Thank you very much Chant, I hope both you and the big guy are well!!! Smile

Paul

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 11:31 PM

Paul - aw i so want to be there... as a photographer that means you have done a superb job, this is stunning - as you said, all comes together perfectly, shortlisted Smile

Sarah *

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dathersmith e2 Member 7544 forum postsdathersmith vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 11:34 PM

Late to the party but I like the light on the nearest 2 posts as well Grin

Darren.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 1:33 AM

Stunning image, I would love to sit on that wharf and dangle my fishing rod in the water. It looks so peaceful and beautiful.............Sandy

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 8:57 AM

A big thank you Sarah, Darren and Sandy. Great to hear from you.

Funny you should say that Sandy, shortly after this there were a few fish leaping out of the water at the flies hovering just above the surface ... good fun to watch!!!

Cheers all,
Paul

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 11:43 AM

Thanks Pete Smile

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DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 4:26 PM

Masterful Paul ..... you seem to have finally got the hang of this landscape lark Wink

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 4:29 PM

Gettin' there Dave ... gettin' there ... cheers!!!

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martinl e2 Member 10246 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 5:53 PM

Quality shot mate, well worthy of the award.
Smile

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 6:15 PM

Ta bud ... I do like this one myself Smile

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13 Jul 2011 - 10:34 PM

Make me want to have a swimSmile

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 10:43 PM

I hope you've brought yer trunks Douglas Wink

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Joeblowfromoz
14 Jul 2011 - 12:35 AM

Wow this is so deserving - just love it - the lead up to the image is just fantastic - Jo

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cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 2:31 AM

congrats on the HC.lesley

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 7:23 AM

Thanks you two Smile

Paul

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javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 2:17 PM

Should of known they were going to get better! Lovely.

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 5:37 PM

... you know me too well Wink

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