Good Morning Everyone,
My previous two posts have shown Grasmere, one of the southern, pretty lakes in the Lake District.
You will notice the very strong contrast when you compare it with this, Scales Tarn, one of the tarns, high in the peaks of Blencathra.
To me, it has that rugged quality where man and Nature find a mutual respect!
We headed from our pub in Mungrisdale, along steep, narrow, moorland paths, with spectacular views of Blunt Knott, away in the distance. (Seen here .) This land is wild and quiet! During an 8 mile walk, we only saw 6 other people, some away in the distance. Our main companions were small flocks of hardy sheep.
After a very steep ascent, by the side of the sheer Blunt Knott, we eventually saw Scales Tarn. Although the day was warm, especially for March, the tarn was thick with ice. Only the very edge was melted where the sun reached it via a dip in the hill. (Another view of the tarn can be seen here. )
We sat and picknicked by the water's edge, sharing the view with no other people.
Have a lovely day,
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lousat (57626) 2013-03-12 1:21
HI Bev,a pic the remember me the style of Lisa Delpeoples..eheeh.really beautiful,i like the vertical perspective and the magic scenery of the end of winter,great light to warm the colors and excellent details too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (30324) 2013-03-12 3:36
glorious Cumbria at its most attractive and beautiful. Love the mixture of textures in this shot, which seem to build in layers. Perfectly sharp and detailed with a real sense of atmosphere. Stunning, just wish it was closer to me!
Regards - Brian.
snunney (67334) 2013-03-12 4:51
You have framed the shot very well, producing an interesting and harmonious blend of tones and textures. The eyes move naturally up the frame from one element to the next. Very good technical presentation.
Many thanks for the tip about the overlay layer, it really works a treat. You learn something everyday on TE.
Nicou (97679) 2013-03-12 5:52
Le gravier et rocher en premier plan puis ce plan blanc de glace qui se casse et la vue en fond quelle compo sueprbe vue sur ce lac gelé merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (39223) 2013-03-12 6:00
Un très beau cadrage vertical qui donne beaucoup de profondeur à l'ensemble. J'aime l'inclusion des rochers à l'avant plan qui apporte de la profondeur à l'ensemble.
mjw364 (3680) 2013-03-12 7:30
I don't know about this being in the Lakes it looks more like Iceland! Lovely composition with the f/g interest providing a sense of scale realtive to the hills in the b/g. You may have not shared the view at the time but I'm glad you shared it on TE.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-03-12 9:53
very good capture of this slightly severe landscape. Nice low pOV and good composition. I like the muted colors and the way snow and ice contrast with them.
ikeharel (37316) 2013-03-12 10:38
Good evening Beverly,
Frozen lake in front of the mountain created a strong sense of depth and hight.
Nice taken on the road, by-the-way (not a double meaning...), not even one tree on scene.
saxo042 (31800) 2013-03-12 15:22
This is a very fascinating landscape, my first quick glance made me think of Greenland od Iceland, definitely not Great Britain. Must be all the remaining snow that made that impression. A really beatiful view and also a very interesting note. The word "tarn" must be something the Vikings brought along, here in Sweden small lakes are called a "tjärn". Unfortunately we don't have this impressive landscape here. Our "tjärns" are mostly in the deep forests.
Silvio1953 (98129) 2013-03-12 15:24
Ciao Bev, fantastic mountain landscape, lovely composition with beautiful stones in FG, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and great DOF, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (86862) 2013-03-13 2:13
Almost 2 separate images here where the ıcy riverbed ends and the snowclad mountains rise abruptly from the plain. Good sharpness and natural lookıng colour and saturation. Nıce horizontal layering ınto sky, mountains, ıce, rıver, and fg gravel. Tfs!
jhm (122444) 2013-03-13 5:54
I looked to all altered images, I find your #1 picture the most beautiful of the three picture.
Nevertheless your first vertical picture also is wonderful
You play wonderful with light and shade, real a wonderful picture..
Good perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
tyro (13073) 2013-03-13 16:44
By Jove, you two certainly did some walking and climbing that day! Good physiotherapy for Len's back too - and I hope that he's now fully recovered from that point of view.
A very fine trio of pictures you have given us. This, I believe, must be my favourite (and I suspect it's yours too) as the other two complementary images are more "record" shots and not nearly so artistic though they do well demonstrate the bleakness of the area in which you both walked.
This one is lovely, a fine landscape in "portrait" format and in three parts - an interesting foreground of rocks and water's edge, an expanse of frozen lake (or tarn) and the distant rugged hills, their gullies filled with snow.
Lovely soft light and colours, perfect light and exposure and exquisite detail and clarity.
maloutim (8608) 2013-03-14 12:41
Lovely POV with the mount sprinkled with snow, and the icy lake bringing the eye onto the stony and pebbly shore.
It somehow looks strange that there should be such little snow on the mountain when the ice still looks quite thick on the lake.
Thanks for sharing this great walk you enjoyed a few days ago.
Cricri (86431) 2013-03-15 12:44
Une image de pleine nature, sauvage très bien composer , présenter et réaliser, très jolie, bonne note
Romano46 (4890) 2013-03-31 3:51
mi piacciono molto i paesaggi ampi e questa per me è rtappresentativa anche della stagione che stiamo vivendo nella quale il freddo non si decide ancora a lasciare il posto alla primavera.
Un bel taglio verticalòe ed una composizione ben fatta hanno contribuito a valorizzare il paesaggioche si avvale anche di una buona nitidezza e di colori molto delicati.
Colgo l'occasione per farti gli auguri di una felice Pasqua
jcpix (3285) 2013-03-31 16:58
Well, I obviously didn't make it very far again before finding a photo that got my attention! :) When done properly, such as this, I love a vertical composition for a horizontal image. The layered effect is what really does it for me, and this one offers four distinct levels stacked on one another. The blue sky, mountain face, frozen lake, and the clear foreground is really neat...not to mention some soft, warm light to set the tone. I think your description is about the best way to sum it up, a rugged quality makes this work quite nicely! Have a great week ahead.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (17791)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-12 1:17