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The Buttermere Sentinels

By bazhutton  
At the end of August the hills just start to lose their overbearing greeness, and the fells of Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks become emblazoned in the purple of blooming heather.

Here on Buttermere, the colours of late summer provide the backdrop to the famous Scots Pines 'Sentinels' that line the south-eastern shoreline, as the dawn light casts its rays over the momentary stillness of the scene.

Almost immediately after taking this photograph, the water was disturbed, the light flooded the valley and I headed up the hills for the day.

Tags: Summer Lake district Cumbria Morning Photo journalism Reflection Sunrise Mountain Lake Trees Buttermere Dawn Landscape and travel Haystacks Wildlife and nature Hutton Baz Bazhutton Lakescape

Voters: rontear, DaveMead, Dennis_Bromage and 41 more

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
25 Jul 2010 6:44PM
Iconic Barry. Ron.

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DaveMead 8 23 14 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 6:46PM
Great shot Baz but you should have made the large version 2000 pixels across so we could see it better. Smile
Panoramas suffer enough on here so you might as well give it your best shot.
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 6:51PM
Agree with the above. I bet this looks great at a larger size Smile
porty2003 14 97 Scotland
25 Jul 2010 6:54PM
As aboveSmile.Lovely shot

bazhutton 11 25 England
25 Jul 2010 6:57PM
I know, but I'd already prepared this for the web, & I dont have as much time as I'd like for epz at the moment. Thanks for taking the time to comment though, much appreciated.

bazhutton 11 25 England
25 Jul 2010 6:58PM
Feeling guilty now!! Dont know whether to delete & upload when I have chance to do another edit!!
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 7:09PM
Looking at a picture on my wall of the same scene this is totally different and looks just as good. Well done

Ingleman 11 9 4
25 Jul 2010 7:49PM
Breathtaking and very well done. A different perspective on a popular scene. I am impressed with this image...not sure I could cope with the larger size!


W1ldside 8 29 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 10:00PM
Astounding colours as suggested and composition is further enhanced by the very narrow crop....
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2010 8:18AM
superb and congrats on your HC Baz
bazhutton 11 25 England
27 Jul 2010 2:12PM
Thanks all for the comments, & the HC! Its been a while- so I better had leave this version up now!!

Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2010 10:22PM
Beautiful and stunning image. Congratulations on the HC. I may be wrong, but I think you could upload a new version as a panoramic (ie in addition to this).


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