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Softly Breaking Dawn ...

By sut68      
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,

Tags: Lake district Light Reflections Derwentwater Landing stage Dawn Landscape and travel Brandlehow

Voters: h4rsx, saeidNL, LizMutimer and 80 more


saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
12 Jul 2011 6:12PM
Beautiful composition and wonderful colours,very well done,

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nikshot 10 9 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 6:15PM
Absolute cracking shot, I love the lead in and the colours.

sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
12 Jul 2011 6:22PM
Thanks guys, one of my faves from the weekend, glad you both like it too Smile
LesF 13 182 9
12 Jul 2011 6:25PM
For me it's the light hitting the left hand posts, me likes

sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
12 Jul 2011 6:26PM
Me too mate, just picks them out nicely Smile

Cheers MrF,
pf 16 51 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 6:28PM
I'm a newbie to this, but love the way the walk-way leads you into the photo. Really atmosphericSmile
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
12 Jul 2011 6:30PM
Spot on Paula, thanks for popping in. Glad you like it.

cassiecat 11 39 46 England
12 Jul 2011 6:34PM
cracking bit of colour.lesley
martin.w Plus
17 591 22 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 6:35PM
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
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
12 Jul 2011 6:38PM
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,
beautiful capture of light and great compo
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
12 Jul 2011 6:57PM
A beauty. Superb.
Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
12 Jul 2011 7:32PM
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

sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
12 Jul 2011 7:46PM

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!!!

saltireblue Plus
9 10.2k 50 Norway
12 Jul 2011 7:57PM
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.

CHRISB911 13 54 1
12 Jul 2011 8:51PM
beautiful landscape with stunning colour
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
12 Jul 2011 9:04PM
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,
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
10 112 38 Wales
12 Jul 2011 9:06PM
A wonderful scene with sublime light on that jetty and beautiful tones throughout.
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
12 Jul 2011 9:45PM
Thanks Alun Smile
Chant57 Plus
14 395 3 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 10:46PM
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!
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
12 Jul 2011 10:51PM
Thank you very much Chant, I hope both you and the big guy are well!!! Smile

Sezz 15 619 15 England
12 Jul 2011 11:31PM
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 *
dathersmith 12 564 12 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 11:34PM
Late to the party but I like the light on the nearest 2 posts as well Grin

Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
13 Jul 2011 1:33AM
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
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
13 Jul 2011 8:57AM
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,
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
13 Jul 2011 11:43AM
Thanks Pete Smile
DaveU 13 1.4k 125 England
13 Jul 2011 4:26PM
Masterful Paul ..... you seem to have finally got the hang of this landscape lark Wink
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
13 Jul 2011 4:29PM
Gettin' there Dave ... gettin' there ... cheers!!!
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 5:53PM
Quality shot mate, well worthy of the award.
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
13 Jul 2011 6:15PM
Ta bud ... I do like this one myself Smile
wyatturp 14 2 England
13 Jul 2011 10:34PM
Make me want to have a swimSmile
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
13 Jul 2011 10:43PM
I hope you've brought yer trunks Douglas Wink
14 Jul 2011 12:35AM
Wow this is so deserving - just love it - the lead up to the image is just fantastic - Jo
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
14 Jul 2011 2:31AM
congrats on the HC.lesley
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
14 Jul 2011 7:23AM
Thanks you two Smile

javam 15 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 2:17PM
Should of known they were going to get better! Lovely.
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
14 Jul 2011 5:37PM
... you know me too well Wink

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