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Yew Tree Tarn

By jdenman  
Named after the nearby Yew Tree Farm, this is a very pretty tarn right beside the A592 between Skelwith Bridge and Coniston. There is a layby on each side of the road, and a footpath runs around the tarn. Yew Tree Tarn was created when the valley was dammed in the 1930s by James Marshall, who also created Tarn Hows, half a mile east. This small body of water is stocked with Brown and Rainbow Trout, for which this chap is fishing. Yew Tree Farm became Hilltop for the film 'Miss Potter' and was once part of the 2,500 acre estate she purchased in 1929. I shall photograph the farm at some point, named after a 700 year old Yew tree which blew down in 1896.

Tags: Lake district Fishing Cumbria General Trout Landscape and travel Yew tree tarn

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imander 10 388 7 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 7:49AM
beautiful scene which is enhanced by the fly fisherman, looks like a romantic scene that would be at home some 100 yrs ago

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Barbaraj 10 450 England
4 Sep 2008 7:49AM
Solitary man a rod and a river, very english sport.
Cormy 9 3 England
4 Sep 2008 7:50AM
Well composed image.
sitan1 8 1.1k United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 8:03AM
Once again john another fantastic shot, it has a jr hartley feel to it.
Well caught the moment the angler is casting I love the u shape of the fishing line, also lovely colours and composition>
Well done vote added Smile
very nice scenery
well captured
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
4 Sep 2008 8:08AM
I wish I could see your pictures large it is a great series of images from the Lake District. This one is particularly well seen and captured.

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
4 Sep 2008 8:10AM
Beautifully taken,colours and atmosphere of a tranquil tarn. Love the fly fisherman in action John. Ron.
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
4 Sep 2008 8:19AM
Really nice.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
4 Sep 2008 8:22AM
Good capture of fishing

CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
4 Sep 2008 8:27AM
What a beautiful tranquil scene, well captured. Carol
sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 8:36AM
this is a fabulous shot john, it's a shame we can't view it in the LARGE version

Waggie 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 8:37AM
What a shot ....great timing..beautiful scenery
jondee 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 8:41AM
Wish I was there...miss my fly fishing days.Great shot
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 8:44AM
a lovely spot, I enjoyed the film too. Great how you got the line casting, very well captured,
Ray42 9 3 England
4 Sep 2008 8:54AM
I agree with jondee
joze 10 Slovenia
4 Sep 2008 8:55AM
Great shot.
JohnLynch 9 78 6 Ireland
4 Sep 2008 8:56AM
beautiful detail.
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
4 Sep 2008 8:57AM
Superb light and so wonderfully captured

hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
4 Sep 2008 9:05AM
This is very peaceful, beautiful colours, a gorgeous image, which would look stunning printed and framed....
Sahyadri 9 61 2 India
4 Sep 2008 9:19AM
pity i can give only one vote for the composition.

i just love the peace in this.
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
4 Sep 2008 9:25AM
Excellent timing and light. Lovely shot.
jken 10 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 9:29AM
Great shot, like it. Used to fish alot so this type of scene is looked into the old noggin.

Great shot great light.
Hoffy 12 262 16 England
4 Sep 2008 9:43AM
That is such a nice shoot, do you want to try it without the white flower in the corner.
4 Sep 2008 9:53AM
Wonderful light and tones, love the tranquil atmosphere.
konu 8 31 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 10:42AM
jaw dropping image
2himanshu 9 23 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 10:44AM
just great
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
4 Sep 2008 11:37AM
Beautiful shot with lovely light and interesting info.
4 Sep 2008 11:39AM
great info nice tonesgreat shot
Stace 9 2 2 England
4 Sep 2008 11:39AM
Great image, super colours and composition
4 Sep 2008 12:08PM
lovely shot no fish?
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1624 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 12:09PM
Beautiful timing for the looping fishing line, and the crop follows it. The flowers bottom left add a lot. Good one.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 12:28PM
Gorgeous image with its three distinct bands of tones, each broken up by occasional patches of contrasting colour (both leaves and grass starting to turn) or shape (ripples). The timing is perfect, the loop of the fishing line is just delicious.
challicew 9 1 1 South Africa
4 Sep 2008 12:35PM
Oh this is amazing....A river runs through it! Fantastic
greatdog 9 21 England
4 Sep 2008 12:37PM
Great shot,love the colour and the chap fishing adds interest,Dane.
dwoody 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 12:37PM
Great picture. Makes me want to be there.
4 Sep 2008 12:42PM
Super colour. You caught him casting off very well
newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 12:56PM
Love the light in this and Beautifully composed and captured John Smile
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
4 Sep 2008 1:03PM
Great outdoor pursuit shot with lovely light across the trees and grass John. I pass this wee tarn all the time and often see folk fishing.
bumbleb3 11 358 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 1:49PM
lovely peaceful image
cjl47 9 4 3 England
4 Sep 2008 1:54PM
A supperb image John. A great shot.
I believe they call it fly fishing but why they want to catch flies beats me.
4 Sep 2008 2:01PM
A lovely comp John.
exposure Plus
12 4.5k England
4 Sep 2008 2:36PM
Beautiful detail John light tones and a beautiful composition.\
4 Sep 2008 2:38PM
Yet another gorgeous scene,so beautiful.I used to love fishing myself ,a great pastime.

Jean x
4 Sep 2008 3:38PM
Lovely tranquil image. Great capture of the line.
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
4 Sep 2008 4:06PM
What a wonderful composition, such great light in this peaceful scene.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
4 Sep 2008 4:41PM
A fine country scene with great action from the trout fisherman.

Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
4 Sep 2008 4:58PM
A superbly timed shot.

Best Matt
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 5:06PM
Beautiful image the fisherman really sets it off
videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 5:06PM
Hi John
This is brilliant--Love it loads
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 5:15PM
beautiful image, well composed, excellent lighting and lovely tones
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
4 Sep 2008 5:38PM
great catching the cast
User_Removed 12 4 11 England
4 Sep 2008 5:43PM
Great timing John and really love the composition. Lighting spot on as usual. Sylv.
So peaceful, lovely colours and brilliant capure of the cast. Lorette
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 6:31PM
Wow lovely tranquil setting, superb light. Nice one!
Marilyn x
sillygirl 8 9 Sweden
4 Sep 2008 6:53PM
When i saw this photo i thought is was yours and yep it was. Its a really fantastic shot.
4 Sep 2008 7:12PM
Super shot,
dwarf 9 52 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 7:15PM
superb capture and so peacefull dorothy
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 7:51PM
Very interesting write up and cracking shot Ina
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
4 Sep 2008 8:00PM
Super image lovely light and a nice narrative. - gary
wamp 10 276 8 England
4 Sep 2008 8:12PM
Very good timing, and what a peaceful scene. One those 'I really want to be there' kind of shots

4 Sep 2008 8:46PM
Lovely colours, light and comp.
phil_j 10 134 4 England
4 Sep 2008 9:23PM
Lovely scene, well captured.

Tandberg Plus
13 1.2k 2 England
4 Sep 2008 9:29PM
Good timing
Nice and simple and pleasing too.
Well done
User_Removed 8 1 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 9:38PM
That is one long list of comments... and I'm not suprised, it's a cracking capture! I wouldn't have thought it possible to catch the guy's actual fishing line in mid cast... really impressive bit of timing. Great shot.
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
4 Sep 2008 9:48PM
Many thanks for all the clicks and nice comments. If you could see the full file, not only would you see the line better but the fine taper and fly at the end of it.
4 Sep 2008 9:57PM
This is absolutely fantastic , love the light and perspective of the fly fisher...

Nikki !
flyingseale 10 400 3 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 9:59PM
With so many other comments all I can say is 'great shot'.

brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 10:44PM
What a great timing - beautiful capture, super detail and nice composition,
dwillows 9 3 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 10:51PM
Great shot, truly idyllic. Especially if you like flyfishing!

Do you know if you have to put the flies back once you have caught them or can you take them home for your tea?
piccy 10 8 Wales
4 Sep 2008 11:30PM
I love the way you've caught the fishing line being cast, great colours. A lovely area of the lakes.
patri 13 3 Italy
4 Sep 2008 11:53PM
Gorgeous picture.
Ridgeway 10 222 2 Ireland
5 Sep 2008 12:46AM
I was about to say it looks as if you caught him at the end of his cast,,looking again,this is brilliant,the line in mid air,he is leaning into it too,
Great capture good timing.
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
5 Sep 2008 1:27AM
This should be viewed large - and I cannot Sad Beautifully composed and great timing on the shot with the line in mid-air-curve! Beautiful light throughout.
Nice shot!
5 Sep 2008 11:24AM
Love the composition of this one, Jon. Casting-line in mid-air. Very evocative capture! HDave :o)
5 Sep 2008 3:10PM
Good capture, nice balance across the frame, spot on timing with the fisherman.
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2008 4:39PM
5 Sep 2008 10:25PM
Wonderful shot, super timing.

6 Sep 2008 4:43AM
this shot makes you want to be there fishing, nice shot.
6 Sep 2008 9:45AM
Wow I really really like this one a lot.

6 Sep 2008 4:27PM
The thumbnail doesn't do it justice,a wonderful image the fisherman's cast timed to perfection,love the colours and again your history is of great interest,David
phil99 10 45 6 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 5:41PM
Fabulous shot....Phil
GlenD 10 United States
6 Sep 2008 9:15PM
Brilliant capture, lovely scene and captured the flow of the fly line. bliss
Birdseye 9 7 1 England
7 Sep 2008 12:52AM
Simply poetic!
Appropriate crop.
KangaGal 8 66 Australia
7 Sep 2008 2:18AM
You really know how to work with colour John. Beautiful shot.
Friendly 11 1 Wales
7 Sep 2008 11:25AM
I love the way you have balanced the fisherman with the flower, wonderful composition. How many shots did it take to capture the line during casting.
This is what makes photography for me. You could put fifty photograpers in this field and all would come up with a different interpretation of the scene, but this would take some beating.
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
7 Sep 2008 2:13PM
Many, many thanks for the votes and comments in this.
In answer to Gwyn, I only stopped here for about five minutes when the sun came from behind some clouds. I think I have only two shots of the fisherman, this being the first before a closer shot.
9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 4:51PM
nice shot, the balance is good and the cowparsley makes a good stopper on the left,
rgarrigus 9 25 7 England
7 Sep 2008 5:25PM
Hi John,

Wow! To have caught the fly in mid cast is impressive! Great location and image. When was this taken? How is the foliage looking there in Cumbria about now? I'm worried that our wet, cool summer will mean rather modest Autumn colours.


Bob G.
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
7 Sep 2008 5:33PM

Quote:Hi John,

Wow! To have caught the fly in mid cast is impressive! Great location and image. When was this taken? How is the foliage looking there in Cumbria about now? I'm worried that our wet, cool summer will mean rather modest Autumn colours.


Bob G.

Thankyou Bob Smile
Was taken around this time last year, the trees are starting to think about changing colour, but have taken a battering from the wind these last few days. If we have a little warm spell for a week or so, think the colours will be fine here. A few rust colours are creeping onto the fells already, fingers crossed it shall continue.
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 9:17PM
We stayed at Yew Tree Farm for a week many years ago when I was 11. At the time, the farm didn't have electricity, even though most of the UK had it. For us it was quite an adventure. Each morning my brother and I would walk up trough Glen Mary to Tarn Howes. A truly fantastic area.
Hi John, Simply Stunning, very well composed shot, great p/f . Brian
MandyD Plus
8 16,777.2k 1 England
17 Nov 2008 7:42PM
Superb shot, perfect timing and capture of this beautiful scene.

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