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Buttermere at Dawn

By SteveH63  
I set off at 5.15am to get to the Lake District ahead of sunrise and arrived at the beautiful shores of Buttermere at twighlight on a cold frosty morning with the mountains shrouded in mist, there I waited patiently hoping for the rising sun to burn it's way through the clouds.
As I waited, the mist parted to show a glimpse of the peaks of High Cragg opposite and then as if on cue the rising sun kissed the tops highlighting them with a lovely orange glow.

Simply Breathtaking!

Thank you for looking


Tags: Lake district General Sunrise Buttermere Dawn Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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RosePhoto 12 5 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 6:31PM
Gorgeous. Well worth the early start.

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1 Jan 2009 6:40PM
wonderful image great colours well composed shot-ray
PeelNStick 15 4 United States
1 Jan 2009 6:44PM
This is a nice scene and capture.
SRC15 11 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 6:46PM
Stunning Shot, Great reflection

porty2003 15 97 Scotland
1 Jan 2009 6:47PM
Quality stuff,love it

Wilmot 10 338 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 7:07PM
Beautiful capture,well worth getting up for
Declanworld 12 37 Ireland
1 Jan 2009 7:28PM
Excellent - well worth the effort.
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 7:31PM
An excellent capture wonderful light and composition.Hope you get many more in the New Year,
User_Removed 12 11 11 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 8:35PM
Cracking image of a stunning location Steve, all the ebst for the new year mate!

Chris C
MarkBroughton 11 286 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 8:37PM
Well worth the early morning for, stunning image. All the best for 2009 Steve.
MNPHOTO 11 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2009 10:41AM
wow beautiful
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2009 5:44PM
You're well rewarded Steve, a stunning capture.

Happy New Year
rgarrigus 11 25 7 England
2 Jan 2009 5:56PM
Hi Steve,

Outstanding cold atmosphere. I love the blue cast of the pre-dawn light. It accentuates that coldness. Absolutely perfect.


Bob G.
6 Jan 2009 7:48PM
Brilliant capture.
Regards mrfields
Pegon 14 78 1 England
7 Jan 2009 10:26PM
A beautiful scene, lovely tones.
AnneWorner 11 620 43 United States
8 Jan 2009 7:35PM
Nicely composed, very serene image. I especially like the cool icy tones of it, and the contrast with the warm glow on the mountain tops.
cheesey 13 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2009 11:43AM
Lovely comp, mood and detail.
doryram 10 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 10:36PM
Superb work, Rod
Leightonhs 12 155 1
1 Feb 2009 9:35PM
This is superb. It has a lovely mystical quality.

evelen 14 5 England
7 Mar 2009 6:07PM
beautiful scene well taken .

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