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Blue skies at last

By Nettles  
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.

Tags: General Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: porty2003, CarolG, andytvcams and 57 more

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
7 May 2009 6:25AM
A lovely composition, Annette, a great foreground, and good light. Carol

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Alan_Coles Plus
12 178 11 Wales
7 May 2009 6:49AM
Excellent stuff.
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 7:08AM
nice work shame you did not see the osprey though.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
7 May 2009 7:29AM
A tranquil and beautiful scene well captured with the wide angle lens.

7 May 2009 8:21AM
Love this
Looks kinda stretched
What on earth is an action level ??
My kind of shot. I await news of the action level.

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
7 May 2009 8:35AM
What a lovely scene, looks so tranquil, great shot

sunshot Plus
13 24 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 8:47AM
what a lovely relaxing shot Annette, very nicely captured

franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 8:47AM

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.
imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
7 May 2009 8:47AM
Excellent composition Annette

dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 8:54AM
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.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
7 May 2009 8:54AM
Like the light and clouds in this one Annette. - Same that the ospery were not around.
Regards Richard.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 9:03AM
I love that sky. Great scene.
Marilyn x
7 May 2009 9:35AM
delightful and appealing wonderful image!
7 May 2009 11:41AM
Very nicely composed image Annette, lovely sky. Ive been to Bassenthwaite several times but never managed to see the ospreys.

mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
7 May 2009 11:52AM
Super sky and like the lines in the water.
Good comp' too.
Nice one Annette.
7 May 2009 12:32PM
Great sky, well worth waiting for
Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
7 May 2009 3:06PM
What a tranquil scene Annette, a lovely capture.
glyndwr Plus
10 66 10 Wales
7 May 2009 5:05PM
Great use of the lens for perspective Netty, well exposed too.

woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 5:13PM
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)
7 May 2009 6:15PM
Great work Annette know exactly what you mean about horizons, split screens, angled view finder and months of practice to get it right.
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
7 May 2009 9:36PM
Superb composition, love the way the clouds look they are shooting across the sky.

Best Matt
goso Plus
11 2 1 Australia
7 May 2009 10:22PM
Lovely scene Annette.....Bill
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
7 May 2009 11:07PM
Great perspective and a superb feeling of depth in this lovely landscape shot.
Cheaper than having one leg shortened to balance yourself up!!!!


PS You have got to have rain in the Lake District, thats what fills all those hollows with water!!!!
8 May 2009 2:05PM
Superb scene
8 May 2009 2:53PM
Lovely colours, comp and sky. Great shot.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 10:15PM
I hope these are blue skies to last!
Superb image,
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
10 May 2009 11:50PM
fantastic shot Annette, a beautiful sky and wonderful depth to the shot
11 May 2009 2:57PM
Beautiful colours and light Annette..

Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
11 May 2009 7:41PM
A beautiful Lake District scene, the colours and composition are terrific

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