Good Morning Everyone,
This is a scene from Windermere, in the Lake District, showing the mini-ferry 'Silverholme' arriving at the ferry house to pick up passengers. It will carry them to Hawkshead, calling at Beatrix Potter's Hilltop House.
There is a bigger Windermere Ferry which has been operating for more than 500 years. The original craft were rowed across the lake, later ferries were steam driven and the most recent ones have had diesel engines. The current ferry 'Mallard' is the largest so far; a modern craft which carries up to 18 cars and over 100 passengers.
The ferry takes people, vehicles, horses and cycles across the lake, reducing traffic on the surrounding narrow roads and easing congestion and pollution. It also links the busy eastern shore of the lake and the peaceful countryside between Windermere and Coniston on the west, where there are many attractions and facilities for walking, riding and cycling.
I hope you enjoyed this little trip to The Lakes, one of my favourite places, Bev :-)
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tenretin (2657) 2014-05-29 1:01
Superbe capture d'un moment décisif. C'est sobre et très bien fait. Bravo.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-05-29 2:03
Good Morning Bev - From your well composed shot I get the strong impression that the small ferry is coasting into the dock. The funnelling created by the dock and land spit together with the boats gentle wake seem to pull the boat forward. I like that. Gentle colours and the presence of the water convey an attractive tranquil feel here.
snunney (104877) 2014-05-29 2:21
The incoming ferry makes a fine focal point. I like the point of view and the choice of the vertical format; together they help channel the viewer into the scene. Pleasing light and natural colours accompanied by excellent sharpness make for a most agreeable image.
PaulVDV (31253) 2014-05-29 2:32
Good choice of POV and excellently composed picture with very good depth.
The white and blue of the boat are nicely reflected in the dark water.
Beautiful view of the green hills that surround the lake.
Best regards, Paul
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-05-29 2:46
Beautiful scene well captured with nice reflections on the water. Well done!
Have a nice day my friend.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-05-29 4:11
It is also one of my favourite places. A pity I live so far from here.This is a beautiful, well-proportioned composition with a lot of depth and interest. From your image I get the feel that the weather was still cold then.
amaryllis (37039) 2014-05-29 5:03
et belle prise de ce bateau qui s'avance lentement pour prendre des passagers; malgré un ciel terne, les reflets et l'environnement invitent à se laisser aller pour une visite sur l'eau et du paysage
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-29 5:18
lovely capture this, it sums up the sort of days I had when in this beautiful part of England. Full of the atmosphere and unspoilt beauty of the place. Composition and execution perfect.
rychem (40810) 2014-05-29 8:52
Very nice scene in a peaceful corner, beautiful photo with nice composition
Graal (103038) 2014-05-29 10:51
nice view and good vertical format in this composition. I like the colors and reflections in water. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
PiotrF (21564) 2014-05-29 10:56
Nice scene from Windermere. I like this good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition, well captured in this interesting image. Good vertical frame.
Wonderful picture with excellent colours and sharpness.
ikeharel (76297) 2014-05-29 11:25
Good evening Beverly,
Blue and white with some red, most notable contrast with the relatively grey sky & surrounding, naked trees and the dark tone water.
However, the approaching vessel added much dynamism to the scene.
Spotted and taken a nice photo.
cornejo (45498) 2014-05-29 11:37
Hi Bev, very good picture of this beautiful composition with the boat coming, very well composed and captured in this interesting and beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-05-29 13:58
une très belle composition avec de superbes reflets sur l'eau. Une photo excellente. Très réussi.
Nicou (148666) 2014-05-29 18:45
Avec les reflet sur le plan d'eau quelle compo et iamge sueprbe petit bâteau bleu qui accoste dans le fin qui et arrivée en bois et en pierre merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-29 21:20
Bev, I am learning from your note and I´m enjoying by looking at your beautiful picture...I like to take boat rides there is so much to discover and so many nice pictures to take!!
I really like the boat, the colors and your composition!!
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-05-30 9:09
i like the colorful boat and view over the lake in the bg.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-06-03 1:16
Beautiful picture to depict the calm and peaceful lake with the boat. Excellent sharpness and the foreground lead to the main subject make it a very attractive composition. The bg with the clouded sky and the lovely green slopes is equally eye catching. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
Angshu (56760) 2014-06-17 21:48
Indeed the lakes are one of the best attractions in your country and it takes someone to actually stay there to thoroughly enjoy the area..
This is a very nice picture of the small ferry which approaches the pier. The subtle reflections add to the picture, despite the not so great light!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (41909)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-13
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-29 0:57