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Old Man Reflections

By dathersmith  
Following on from my Derwentwater shots I decided to use my 24-120 lens more, it's too easy to get into using the good old 10-20 Sigma for everything but sometimes a bit more reach is needed. So on Sunday afternoon I had a walk to Kelly Hall Tarn with the 24-120 attached to my D300, determined to use it and not put the Sigma on.

The tarn makes for a good shot but Coniston Old Man in the distance with a topping of snow just had to be included. I decided to step back from the tarn, zoom in to use it in the foreground and capture the Old Man and its reflection as the focal point. I'm quite pleased with the result and would love to know your thoughts. Hopefully you'll agree that the 10-20 is good but isn't the only lens for landscapes Smile

Thanks for looking.


Tags: Sunlight Snow Coniston Landscape and travel Coniston old man Torver Kelly hall tarn

Voters: Morgs, chrisweyer, DLLP and 79 more

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Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
16 Dec 2008 7:07PM
On the basis of this shot, I'd agree woth you completely. It is beautifully composed.



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16 Dec 2008 7:10PM
lovely reflection, and the colour, is fabulous...
twainey 9 4 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 7:12PM
THE QUALITY OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS JUST OUTSTANDING, wish it was mine.................Trev
dathersmith 11 559 12 England
16 Dec 2008 7:14PM
Thanks for the quick comments guys, much appreciated.

newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 7:15PM
wow this has it all Darren,,colour light reflections snow and all beautifully composed and captured with a light touch of the trigger Smile
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 7:15PM
A lovely well composed shot with great reflections, you have captured the Old Man at its best,
iancam 9 23 England
16 Dec 2008 7:23PM
Cracking image
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 7:36PM
awaome the rich tones against the ice cap is wonderful
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
16 Dec 2008 7:38PM
What an amazing image Darren, superbly exposed, composed and handled
JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
16 Dec 2008 7:41PM
The use of the longer lens here Darren and the composition you have chose is spot on but I feel its a wee bit rich and oversaturated for me, but only just mind.
I''ve been without my 70-200 for ages now, £600 and its been back twice to get fixed, pi**ed off.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 7:43PM
nicely done. beautiful tones and lighting Darren.

merry xmas
16 Dec 2008 7:46PM
Nice image. Some great colours in this.
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
16 Dec 2008 7:48PM
Beautiful. Very painterly.
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 8:08PM
Very nice Darren, and your viewpoint was obviously chosen with care.
16 Dec 2008 8:12PM
Cracking landscape, beautiful colours and light, Rod
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 8:14PM
Very beautiful landscape , great colours
dathersmith 11 559 12 England
16 Dec 2008 8:16PM
Thanks for the comments and votes everyone, appreciated, and cheers for the award Dave, you're too kind.

Merry Christmas everyone.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 8:23PM
A superb landscape and well worth the 30th!

User_Removed 10 485 13 England
16 Dec 2008 8:30PM
absolute stonker mate. Supreme work

martin.w 16 517 22 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 8:47PM
For me one of your best Darren. One of those images where I wish I was! Smile
dathersmith 11 559 12 England
16 Dec 2008 8:55PM
Thanks guys.

I must say Martin that I was quite lucky with the light. I only had a couple of hours to spare and spotted the snow on the Old Man and didn't have time to go anywhere else.

16 Dec 2008 9:14PM
Lovely Darren - I went there in the snow a week or so back but got nothing to speak of.
Nickscape 11 708 9 England
16 Dec 2008 9:15PM
Beautiful this - lens has worked perfectly, has flattened the different layers nicely,

albinoni 10 6 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 9:32PM
lovely scene with great colours and details - real clarity!
oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 9:34PM
Thats a great composition Darren ,but that light and reflections are captured really well.Good use of the lens ,funnily enough ,i have been using my 24-105 more recently
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
16 Dec 2008 10:08PM
Stunning image Darren.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
16 Dec 2008 11:10PM
I like the reflection Darren and the shadows across those snow-capped hills!

Sarah *
ray_paul 9 17 England
16 Dec 2008 11:17PM
wonderful landscape image superb colours well composed shot nice presentation-ray
17 Dec 2008 10:06AM
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
17 Dec 2008 4:00PM
Worth every vote and more - supremely good image!

leedighton 10 1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 4:00PM
Fantastic image, love the composition and reflections,

regards Lee
Techno Plus
9 2.7k 8 England
17 Dec 2008 4:52PM
Quite stunning Darren, always enjoy the Tech info you include, adds so much to the shot..

Jouİo 13 56 Finland
17 Dec 2008 5:08PM
superb shot, Darren!

Cormy 10 3 England
17 Dec 2008 5:12PM
An image and a half Darren.Magnificent.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 5:57PM
Sensational. Love the colours, the light and the reflections.
17 Dec 2008 7:16PM
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 8:31PM
Stunning shot.....................

bazhutton 11 25 England
18 Dec 2008 1:57PM
Terrific view. Good reflection of the snow cap.

wamp 11 276 8 England
18 Dec 2008 8:28PM
This is beautiful. The light and the colours are gorgeous. Particularly like the reflection in the fg

27 Jan 2009 10:56PM

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