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Upper Dunnerdale

By robs    
A quick trip up the Duddon this afternoon for me - although it was getting a touch exciting with the ice on the road! I had planned to get right to the head of the valley but with the light fading fast, and the road conditions, I decided to cut my losses and go with the backup plan...There are a series of stepping stones the whole length of the river, and I am pretty sure they have been there since antiquity. The whole valley has an ancient feel to it which is pretty unique in the Lake District - and is probably why I love the place so much!..This was taken standing in about a foot of running water as the temperature dropped below 0 deg C. I was there for about half an hour so my feet are blocks of ice! I gave up trying a second composition as my fingers ceased to work... must remember gloves next time! It was a 2 minute exposure (Lee Big Stopper) with a 0.6 grad holding the sky back.

Tags: Lake district Cumbria Lakes Valley Stepping stones Duddon Landscape and travel Dunnerdale

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Rev2 10 302 2 England
18 Jan 2015 7:06PM
Very impressive.

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18 Jan 2015 7:12PM
It was worth suffering! Beautifull scenery, colors & lay-out!
I know the feeling - see my Gentle Giant photo - same happend to me (and my fingers).

I just wonder if cropping to other size or even square could give it a different perspective... just a tought...

Kind regards,
Guy from Bruges
robs 16 685 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2015 8:34PM
I have a version with the sky cropped down a bit, which is good - but I think the expanse of blue won out purely as it is a rarity up here Wink

The suffering... I have to agree with that! If time had been on my side I may have explored some other options and seen what came with the twilight! But I shall keep gloves in my kit bag for next time!

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