Good Morning Everyone,
After spending some happy days in England's beautiful Lake District, today, I am sharing a scene from the edge of Grasmere.
Grasmere is where you can find William Wordsworth's Dove Cottage. For those not familiar with Wordsworth, he lived in the Lake District and was one of the most popular Lakeland poets.
Grasmere is one of the southern Lakes. Although it was Sunday and the weather was quite mild, there were few people sharing this tranquil place.
To park near Rydal Water and walk the western edge of Grasmere is a walk that I would recommend to those who want beauty but no steep hills. A great way to exercise and still many hosteleries nearby to quench your thirst, afterwards.
Have a lovely day,
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tyro (17250) 2013-03-08 1:13
Good morning Bev,
Ah, yes, I remember the lines so well:
"I wandered lonely as a photographer,
With ISO set and shutter cock'd,
When all of a sudden I came on this scene
Of a lovely lake with foreground rocks."
Or something like that. Iambic tetrameter too - not bad on the spur of the moment, eh? Perhaps not quite so elegant as "The Daffodils" and certainly nowhere near as elegant as this lovely photograph, Bev.
There's just a little hint of spring in the distant trees and your composition is excellent with the distant hill placed just right as also are the foreground rocks and piece of dead tree. Lovely soft reflections on the calm water, fine true colours and perfect exposure and sharpness.
An interetsing note too.
Sonata11 (32261) 2013-03-08 4:24
beautiful picturesque view with magnificent reflection. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
Sergiom (50600) 2013-03-08 5:15
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. J'aime le choix de garder les rochers à l'avant plan car ils apportent de la profondeur à l'ensemble. J'aime les reflets dans les eaux calmes.
timecapturer (41826) 2013-03-08 5:20
this shot just oozes tranquility and that Lake District calm that exists at this less touristy time of the year. Love your composition and the subtle light here, it adds atmosphere and an English beauty to this idyllic place. Glorious!
Have a great weekend - Regards Brian.
lousat (68565) 2013-03-08 5:27
Hi Bev,a very nice and beautiful pic from your last trip,soft details and colors,the pic became a peinture,and a great sensation of peace and quiet too,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (111328) 2013-03-08 8:03
quelle compo et image superbe captage avec la nature morte et son reflet, la douceur des tons cette vue quelle photo merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (35810) 2013-03-08 8:36
This is a very beautiful view. An interesting picture also, with this "monster" coming out of the water. Whatever it is, it is well positioned and adds depth in the capture. Itlooks like all the ice have gone now and there is obviously no wind either. This must have been a very pleasant day!
ikeharel (48330) 2013-03-08 8:50
Good evening Beverly,
Now I can see where you were hidding last few weeks: The lakes dstrict is a rural beautiful landscape to be far from town's tumult.
A fantastic place to take hikes and stroll along, you managed well from the chosen place, there is a mirror on the calm water, and I just imagine how this looks on different times of days and/or seasons.
Thanks for your warm comment, have a nice weekend.
mjw364 (6514) 2013-03-08 9:09
Now that's a cracker! Lovely muted tones and great depth. The reflections providing symmetry. Archetypal Lake District scenery. Well done.
Nice to see you back.
ChrisJ (93442) 2013-03-08 9:40
Lovely symmetrical reflections in the placid lake waters with good sharpness and nice graphism added by the dark mossy tree trunk. Good sharpness & well composed using the rule of thirds. Perhaps a slight cw rotation? Tfs!
Romano46 (15614) 2013-03-08 11:17
era qualche giorno che non vedevo tue foto e posso affermare che sei tornata con un grande scatto che premia la tua bravura.Il paesaggio lacustre solitamente è molto fotogenico, ma questa tua composizione lo è ancor più per l'aspetto di questo lago che unisce tristezza a bellezza.
Ovviamente la nitidezza eccellente e una appropriata gestione della luce e del contrasto hanno fatto il resto.
Ottime, come tuo solito le note.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
macondo (18471) 2013-03-08 20:30
The warmish colours of this late-winter photo make it look quite like a painting, thanks to the subdued light and your exposure. The composition was thoughtful and the result is good depth along a gentle diagonal leading from the pebbles bottom left through the drowned trunk to the valley distant. Nice reflections. All very Wordsworthian. I visited Grasmere a couple of years ago and took some shots; I should have another look at them.
SnapRJW (27048) 2013-03-09 2:08
Hello Bev - Serene and so beautiful under soft light. The colours are subtle and understated and composition very attractive. Walking here must be so uplifting for the soul and if I ever find myself in the area I shall take your advice on the walking route. Lovely shot. Have a great weekend. Rosemary
SWEETFREEDOM (20804) 2013-03-10 0:10
beautiful landscape, i like the broken tree in fg. good light and natural colors.
jusninasirun (17152) 2013-03-10 1:59
You have captured this glorious Grasmere view under beautiful lighting. I like the foreground details with stunning reflection of a beautiful sky. Great framing and thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful Sunday,
jhm (131840) 2013-03-10 4:59
What a quiet image about these nice area
I can real enjoy through your excellent angle this gives depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are very pleasant.
Composition and presentation are superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Kielia (22293) 2013-03-10 5:34
you have caught the essence of this place, the moody colors; and the light you have conveyed – the image almost looks like a painting. The photographer’s perspective is excellent. My compliments also for the note!
adramad (33584) 2013-03-10 9:25
A wonderful composition of this place so beautiful, it transmits its atmosphere of peace and relaxation and pleasure that a leisurely stroll in a lovely environment.
I love these soft shades of color, which are enhanced by the magnificent reflections.
The brightness is perfect, just as the good sharpness.
Enjoy a good Sunday afternoon.
Silvio1953 (111078) 2013-03-10 11:49
Ciao Bev, lovely landscape with fashinating reflections, great exposure, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
willperrett (5134) 2013-03-11 12:57
Gorgeous warm tones, even if this is March! Beautiful compostion: long views always look spectacular to the eye and are often disappointing seen as a photograph, but you've overcome that by the inclusion of the foreground rocks and branches. Thanks for the TV programme tip!
mvdisco (17502) 2013-03-12 18:21
Wanderful landscape near the lake,
Excellent point of view and details,
nice tone of colors and light,
Michel bonne journée