This shot was taken at the same time as yesterday's post. I wanted to include the grasses and ice in the foreground so I got down as low as I could. At first I was annoyed these people were in shot and than I realized they actually added something to the composition, although they are in silhouette as I was shooting into the sun. I was trying an idea I copied from Dave Morea (DLM) and used both the grads (x4 & x8) together to darken the sky more. Unfortunately it resulted in the sky being pink so I adjusted the colour balance as much as I could to give a more realistic appearance, although there is still a pinkish cast. The shot also started life in landscape format, but this time I got quite a lot of lens flare, so I cropped the photo. I also had to reduce the DoF from the earlier shot as the extra filter had slowed the speed considerably.
Edit: The colour seems to be giving cause for comment so I have posted the original pink version in WS (after cropping)to show what it was like before I used colour balance.
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bantonbuju (51781) 2006-01-07 5:20
hi kasia, this is quite a series!
love this atmosphere here - we can feel the nostalgy, dreams, coldness - a blend of these makes the scene very special;
lovely shot really (and vertical format is quite good here);
have a nice day, jerzy
tad (77) 2006-01-07 5:22
Woooow, I love it! Great detailes, fantastic light, nice geometry of the reflections in the water. Adorable atmosphere...
tityop (6225) 2006-01-07 5:24
très belle image,
le paysage est grandiose et le sujet semble être prisé des photographes ;o))
Une légère dominante bleutée qui me plait beaucoup,
un premier plan bien sympathique!
Janice (4403) 2006-01-07 5:29
Hi Kath, yes, the people do add something to your composition. It is a stunning scene, and the sunlight gives it a very mysterious feel. Very well shown, thank you,
sebautourdumond (3108) 2006-01-07 5:29
I discover your gallery just today!!! You have a lot of fantastic shot!!
Like this composition and atmosphere.
xavshot (69835) 2006-01-07 5:32
Excellente photo Kath !
le cadrage vertical est superbe et les silhouettes sont très bien gérées. Belles couleurs et belle lumière
spence (65) 2006-01-07 5:34
I love this one, Kath, and I think the silhouettes add an enormous amount - they help us relate to the beauty of the environment, and tell a bit of a story at the same time. The silvery blue tones and the still mood are great. Very nice work.
mrcrow (3993) 2006-01-07 5:49
very nice...a perfect portrait landscape...you are a whizz kath...
just a zip of the lhs perhaps..?
Vicky (1442) 2006-01-07 5:50
Wow Kath! This is special...all your technical work has resulted in an excellent picture. The people do, indeed, add to the mood of the shot and it has worked well in silhouette form. Composition, PoV, colours and clarity all excellent. Well done. I love this part of England and am striving to get a couple of weeks there in August. Best wishes, Vicky
besnard (53163) 2006-01-07 5:54
Très belle composition avec une superbe luminosité.
Belle symphonie de bleu.
Merci pour le partage
djnik2004 (1698) 2006-01-07 6:03
Wow! Kath this really is great, i think the best thing is the two people on the pier, they add a great contrast in the middle of the shot, very well taken!
olam (358) 2006-01-07 6:11
I like this photo very very much. It's so peaceful :)
Cliffy (590) 2006-01-07 6:16
An absoluteley gorgeous composition here Kath with a great balance to the image and lots of depth.I particularly like the silhouettes of the figures and the use of the grasses to give foreground interest.However I am not sure about the blue cast to the shot and the slight softness so I have done a workshop for your perusal.
peck (2779) 2006-01-07 6:22
Ohhh, very amazing picture!! perfect framing colours... my favourite today!! :))
rosaline (0) 2006-01-07 6:24
I see nothing wrong with the blue cast of the picture. The workshop version looks too washed out to me. And the blue cast is what gives the picture the atmosphere in the first place. I agree it could be just a touch sharper, but the overall look of the picture is great. Well done indeed.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-01-07 6:57
Hello Kath*What a woonderful ambiance is given off by thos photo, love the misty athmosphere and the rglection, very peaceful,
jinju (14265) 2006-01-07 6:59
Bautiful shot. I love the human aspect here, the two figures are so stringly contrasted to the blue photo. I would say its near perfection, I would just prefer to see only the lonely figure without the photographer. I did a very quick and maybe sloppy job with the clone tool. Spending 20 minutes and perfectly cloning the photographer out would yield better results. I think its more romantic this way.
mortijo (12828) 2006-01-07 7:15
the silhouettes in the photo make the shot. Excellent use of the light. Congratulations.
dada (1135) 2006-01-07 7:26
wow! amaizing composition... it's so perfect, the colours, the background, the subject...
in my favorits!
efigesta (12188) 2006-01-07 7:39
wow great postcard here,
the sillouetes the colors the pov all perfect and i like the ws too
Tezic (17867) 2006-01-07 9:20
Hi Kasia, fantastic composition... congratulations..
xlgo (562) 2006-01-07 9:45
Another stunning shot of this beautiful part of the country.Sharpness and detail are excellent and the silhouetted people definitely add interest to the scene. The grasses and the ice are a nice touch.
A beautifully worked shot.
Graal (96756) 2006-01-07 10:47
good composition, very nice view. I like the reflections and colours. Well done.
coco (30439) 2006-01-07 11:10
Difficult light but well done. The composition and the moment of the photo (that siluettes are good). The reflection is good too.
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-01-07 11:34
Superb composition with a nice foreground.
Nice light and reflexion in the lake.
cherubin (1971) 2006-01-07 12:51
another wonderful shot! excellent atmosphere and composition, nothing to add!
carper (96) 2006-01-07 13:16
well it's a nice one Kath,
the atmosphere is great, the point of view is nice, the balance in the shot is good,well framed, good job.
lukie (0) 2006-01-07 13:52
great moody picture ! Seems like you weren't the only photographer there...
regards and have a nice weekend,
weswang (18223) 2006-01-07 14:32
Hi Kath, A beautiful silhouette view of the photographing action with the beautiful background. You did an excellent job to compose this picture with the nice framing and nice arrangement of the scenes. A beautiful monotone image.
anesugur (18789) 2006-01-07 15:36
Very beautiful capture.
Excellent colors, light and sharpness.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-01-07 17:18
Hi Kath. This one lives up to every promise that the thumbnail photo suggests - a beautiful "zen" photo that almost looks like it could have been taken in Japan (where I will travel in March/April). Compo is very good, the foreground combination of weeds and frozen-over water surface is nice and the two people on the pier are the addition that makes the whole thing sing. Very good indeed.
Tue (27696) 2006-01-07 17:24
Great shot of this peacefully looking place. The picture reflects a fine, cold atmosphere. I agree with you about the people being a nice addition. Good work.
alvaraalto (6175) 2006-01-07 17:25
What an amazing picture. At the first sight a thought of an large building with a huge balcony, but it must be the reflection.
The story of the picture is also very particular: “taking a picture of your partner”.
I like to give you double point for this image, but Adam doesn’t allow this.
Paolo (41222) 2006-01-07 19:00
Hi Kath, how are you?
i'm just back from the Alps...and i lost dozens of fantastic shots on TE...this is one of them (and also other yours of the last days...i saw!).
great reflection, light, colours, a fantastic POV and composition...really amazing and beautiful.
thanks, and happy new year.
danyy (0) 2006-01-08 3:10
toujours paisible et accueillant cet endroit, malgré le froid qui y règne.
Une petite brume bien décorative, j'aime aussi ces herbes surgissant des flots.
Une petit scène sympathique.
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-01-08 5:04
You captured a beautiful wintermood!Excellent compo too with the choice for the vertical format.The couple on the pier is a nice detail.Great shot.
ChrisJ (96568) 2006-01-08 6:01
Hi Kath, & Happy 2006!
Marvellous mirror reflections, in this superb landscape. The silhouettes of photographer & their subject, are outstanding. Impressive sharpness & color. Tfs.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-01-08 6:12
All was already said about this picture. For me a favorite. Very nice composition with a perfect frame. Nice light and colors. Great one. Congratulations.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-01-08 7:27
Great stuff ! To me this is about creating a zen atmosphere, a strong blue dominant that cools strongly, the silhouettes and their reflections, the mist in the background, this is an excellent photo.
Have a nice sunday,
sleon (9402) 2006-01-08 10:04
A stunning shot, full of beautiful elements. The people really add a lot to the scene I think, and i love the foreground details. The lighting is something special too, and thanks for all the technical notes. Interesting about the pink cast - NDs are supposed to be colour neutral!! Wonderful work
Marche (4307) 2006-01-08 14:45
Quelle atmosphère ! superbe cliché bien composé. J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance bleutée avec la légère brume. C'est en effet une bonne idée les 2 personnes sur le jetée. Joli réflection et premier plan d'herbes.
Très grand cliché, bravo. (je la met dans mes favoris)
sergio1 (12152) 2006-01-08 17:53
Muy bello lago y bella foto. La compo excelente enmarcando el puente la casa y como no un cielo increible. La personas le aportan su toque humano capturando un momento muy familiar para los miembros de TE.
singuanti (15250) 2006-01-08 19:42
Hi Kath. I didn't think you could top yesterdays post but you did! You know I don't mind the original with the pink hues. I have been doing a lot of filter shopping as of late for my new Nikkor 18-200 VR that is on order. The problem with these graduated ND filters is that I can't find one that offers multi-coating, which is used to stop lens flare and you pay a lot more for that feature. But it’s worth it. Good PP work Kath!
john_c (24662) 2006-01-09 10:47
An outstanding shot which I am glad you converted to the portrait format. The colours are most pleasing and yes, the people do enhance the shot. My only minor irritation is with the fact that the little windvane on the building seems partially cropped. The misty majesty of this pristine spot resplendent in its winter cloak is well conveyed. Well captured.
Emile (20350) 2006-01-10 1:01
I think is impossible to take a better picture than this one, this is a number one photo. Everything here is perfect. Great details and composition. Very well done. TFS.
huynt (5079) 2006-01-10 4:42
What a great shot wiht the wonderful color and reflection. Well done. Thanks
Steft (5975) 2006-01-10 6:14
Wow Kath, this is an amazing photo!! The dark silhouettes of the people are not disturbing at all, but they add some life to the photo. The colours are beautiful, the reflection is very good and the soft shapes of the mountains in the background give the photo a dreamy atmosphere. BTW, I like this version better than the WS-version.
Stepan (27210) 2006-01-10 16:50
This place is really impressive and you capture it so well !
Lovely light, excellent dof (with the reflection), beautiful colors...
One of your best compo.
sined (4523) 2006-01-12 11:58
I am a silhouette lover ! thank you for this amazing picture Kath !
banyanman (7789) 2006-01-13 7:15
You have posted some very impressive shots in recent days, Kath, and this is one of the best. The PP that you did on this is excellent and any pinkish cast left in the sky is hardly noticeable and in any event looks quite natural. Great composition and lovely reflections. Cheers . . . David
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-01-13 11:48
Another great image. Beutiful gentle colours, Amazing reflections in the water. Great composition.
DLM (6479) 2006-01-13 15:29
Your latest work is stunning,Its a pleasure to see how your work is always improving.
You may have to give up your day job soon.
fmfelman (118) 2006-01-13 19:19
This is a beautiful photo. This and the others in this series show me a place that I did not know existed and the beauty that is out there for all of us to discover. The way you framed this shot is so interesting. There are really three parts to this compoisiton -- the foreground with the reflection of the cabin reaching into the lake grass, the people in silhouette and the mountains with whispy clouds in the background. The lighting works very well. To me, it tells a story of serenity and beauty. Thank you!
physel (81) 2006-01-14 4:53
alon (1285) 2006-01-14 7:23
I just came back from my holidays, and it seems that I missed some wonderful photos of yours.
I really like this one. You made a great work here handling the tricky light condition. The composition is great with good positioning of the silhouettes in the frame. Together with the PP work the result is superb!
sarju (5324) 2006-01-14 13:10
Yes ... this one was definitely a winner all the way. Excellent work here
cheers .... sarju
MLINES (12516) 2006-01-14 14:27
Kath, this is very good picture, well composed and great colours. Nice to see a place not heard of before.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-01-14 14:43
This is a really wonderful image Kath. The location is stunning & you've done fantastic work in getting the shot, composition & colours to work so well. Great reflections & silhouettes.
Clairedelune (4923) 2006-01-15 11:40
I quite understand the concert of praise here! This is a very serene picture. Your composition is great with the grass in the foreground. The reflection in the water is so nice too. A winner all the way! Thanks!
t0mmm1 (5440) 2006-01-15 18:34
what a WOW WOW and WOW is this picture. It's really nice. Composition, colours and reflections are just amazing. I like to look at the couple making photos one to another on the old pier. But there is only one fault... that this beautiful photo is not in my gallery ;) Really nice one. TFS
HNIK (1104) 2006-01-17 11:35
What did you work Kath!!!
It's very fantastic picture with dreamy colors.I like the silhouette of the people in this mysterious mood,excellent framing,and great POV.Perfect.
I like it very much.
hdl (6995) 2006-01-20 7:45
Maybee a little too tight on the cropping on the top, but otherwise PERFECT! waaw!
gren4 (603) 2006-01-22 14:03
The colour here is lovely and the composition fits well in the frame.The building provides such a lovely form when it has the reflection.
dziki_rysio_997 (425) 2006-01-22 15:09
Great composition and beautiful colours. The photo looks af it was taken in a fabulous world. And the mist in the background... Just one word: perfect!
nbournas (3229) 2006-01-22 15:52
You put a lot of work in taking and processing this shot and the result paid off. Excellent reflection and the people do add a lot in you composition. Great shot Kath!!!
dolin (15647) 2006-01-25 7:06
Un commentaire de plus pour cette incroybale photo.
J'adore ces tonalités de bleu et le pov est fantastique !
Un cadrag de rêve, une belle dof et une atmosphère impressionnante.
C'est tout simplement génial !
Didi (56249) 2006-01-29 5:56
Sorry I have missed this one.
Very nice landscape with good reflections on the water.
You are a specialist of misty and frozen pictures.
SampraS (619) 2006-02-10 4:35
IF ANYONE IS LOOKING FOR DEFINITION OF
JUST LOOK AT THIS PIC
yogi32 (821) 2006-02-10 6:32
very good shot,
fantastic light and water,
all is fantastic,
Angshu (55375) 2006-02-17 1:24
A superb postcard like shot. But somehow I do not like the foreground between the grass and the frame. Wouldn't cropping this out make this picture even more brillinat?
anew (582) 2006-02-17 18:58
I am speechless. This is an exquisite site. And besides, everything I wanted to say has been said already by now. So I'll just make this my favorite. Thank you very much for sharing
voodoo-girl (696) 2006-02-20 4:40
L'harmonie du bleu rend cette photo magnifique. Bravo Kath. A bientôt.
tober (8797) 2006-02-20 8:01
Reflections, silhouettes, fascinating mixture of light and mist... Everything is really perfect.
rushfan2112 (2965) 2006-02-23 14:46
Kath, stunning shot! As someone who spent his formative years in the North West of England (Stockport) and regularly spent weekends marching all over the Lake District, I don't think I've seen a finer example of how Ullswater looks on a clear, blue winter's day. Wonderful picture. Thank you. Paul.
cigdom (2592) 2006-02-25 5:26
excelltent!!All thing in this photo are great1 i Love this image! Thanks for showing this excellent work!
i wish i can give more green smiles to this photo:)
anavazao (5592) 2006-03-06 18:28
great perspective, details, composition, colours!
Good POV and note!
francad (248) 2006-03-14 16:42
Parfait, tout à été dit; bravo
lu_muratori (618) 2006-03-19 1:13
Hello again Kath, this one is absolutely stunning, the reflections and the composition are great. Stunning shot, congratulations,
pastadog (13111) 2006-04-05 15:48
Hi Kath, well, I had seen the thumbnail a few times in your intro so I finally got in. The compo is very beautiful, superb POV and reflections. Great PP showing how some minor changes can result in significant improvement, the key being having the experience and/or inspiration and/or trial and error attitude needed to identify the possible variables that can result in dramatic change. This one is a great success and a great example. TFS, Daniel
HIRAKZ (168) 2006-04-16 3:35
Taken just fine. Soothing to the senses at first sight and beyond. I really liked it.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-04-28 7:04
What a pleasure to surf on your gallery, to open pages and pictrues you already sent here ... Here i stop on this one, of this MARVELOUS picture, nothing else to say, and i won't comment it technically.
Only my heart speaks, and he really loves it, well seen this photo of a photo taken, and perhaps that if the lake had been uniform (no herbs in low right part) you could have had +200 for this one.
A true pleasure Kath,
Have a excellent long week end :)
axiotea (21649) 2006-05-03 2:27
Hi kath, another fine picture...I find these two people fit very well in that compo...sharpness, light, colors and POV are just great...TFS...all the best..
patriik (1935) 2006-05-11 13:06
This is fantastic shot! I love this atmosphere and colours! Compo and POV are very good too.
pat0500 (21561) 2006-05-17 8:16
Dank you for the visite of my presentation.
Very Good picture.
Sorry for my english.
fariischee (584) 2006-05-17 13:58
this is beautiful,
peco85 (921) 2006-05-22 19:17
I have just one word.. WOW.
What a fantastic scenery. Really would like to spend a vacation at such a place. Beautiful contrast and colors. And I just love the mist. Great comp.
zeca (19762) 2006-05-27 4:32
Wonderful view, Kath! What a quality in this picture! Well done! Colours and sharpness are amazing! Great POV! I like to see the photographer..
idleisle (150) 2006-06-27 3:44
I love the color and the compo.
iGirl (1223) 2006-08-31 3:16
Hi Kath, great composition, and I like the silhouetted people. :) I also kind of like the original pink version of this shot, although the blues in this version are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing!
binita (464) 2006-08-31 3:44
what a calm picture is this. the blue tome prevailing in the entire picture is just awful. you have taken the shot in every little details. teh grasses peeping out of the water are nicely taken. i just love the picture.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-08-31 3:56
the only thing I can say here is...WOW!
Take care, Ivana
scientific (405) 2006-12-15 16:58
wonderful photo, excellent scene. Beautiful colors and composition. Well done. Thanks for sharing..
Cortez236 (1275) 2007-01-30 19:15
An amazing shot that captures a cold tranquility .
The adjustments work for me & still retains a natural feel.
Regards & respects, Cortez.
Viera (948) 2007-01-31 11:53
very nice blue landscape,
the reflection on the water makes photo interesting.
jackpkn (863) 2007-02-05 19:15
Sua foto tem uma composição muito boa. Basicamente temos 3 ótimas fotos em uma só: a construção, o reflexo da construção e dos personagens sobre a ponte, os pequenos vegetais mais próximos do rodapé da figura e as montanhas e uma imensidão de azul que toma conta da foto e dá um aspecto de paz e tranquilidade para a imagem. O horário escolhido para a foto não podia ter sido melhor. A montagem da fotografia como um todo também não poderia ter sido mais adequada. Bom trabalho.
patdeph (35748) 2007-05-13 15:46
a very very great composition!I love all these blue colors,the atmosphere a little bit foggy on the background,the reflection.The grasses on the foreground have a gold colour,and give a nice contrast with the blue.Everything is perfect.Congratulations.
calimex (151) 2007-06-02 11:34
Good job of color balance, Kath.
The silhouette of the people gives this shot its special quality, so I'm glad that you included them. The star of the shot is the natural setting, and I think it's great that you included so much of the water, especially in the foreground. Overall, a good composition.
fanoo (500) 2007-08-17 13:58
great colours and reflection. This environment bluish is beautiful. I find that the character brings much to the composition
mikeo (12129) 2007-08-17 14:06
Its amazing, superb, wonderful, great, magnificent...Dont know what words more I should use:)
lasscor (7640) 2007-11-02 11:35
Amazing magical landscape.
Nice scene, silhouettes and peaceful atmosphere.
I like very much the colours and the clarity of this blue water.
The reflection effects are wonderful.
aston-ak (74) 2007-11-02 12:02
very nice foto :)
fabi (107) 2007-11-05 8:21
negative (420) 2007-11-05 8:29
Congratulations for this superd image.
the colour,the scene.well done
noborders (1010) 2007-12-01 1:33
Just lovely - saw this just now on TE's 1st page, back from Morocco where I went when you were still travelling I think ;
nothing much to tell, I just admire : bravo !
clio (27955) 2007-12-06 14:16
I like particularly the part of the middle little in the mist, the reflection of the chalet which disappears in spices and these two silhouettes on the pontoon.
AnaRita (1741) 2007-12-08 3:53
I saw the workshops and they all reflect the quality of your photo, no matter what changes are made to it...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
monty323 (800) 2008-07-11 5:50
Hi, very nice photo, good colours.
foozi (7101) 2009-03-14 21:00
a place well known in the world for its beauty and tranquility.
you have captured it perpectly and justified its famous for.
Everything is lovely here, the water so blue, the sky so seren, the grass so graphic, the silhoutte so meaningful... the light so cooperating..
what a shot.
npecanhuk (64182) 2009-07-22 2:36
I found this oldie of yours!
It's so beautiful!
The blue tones all over the image, the reflections, the silhouettes, those water plants in the lower foreground, sharpness, exposure, the composition, everything's excellent and the picture is quite attractive and pleasant!
TFS - congratulations!
yquem46 (38680) 2009-07-22 2:42
I was not yet on TE when you posted this one and I just happened to discover it on the TE welcome page.
I'm glad that I had a last chance to add another green smiley to the already existing long long line!
Piotrek80 (672) 2009-07-22 3:09
Absolutely stunning photo. I love the mood and well thougt composition. Also bravo for catching the right moment.
Leillis (69) 2009-12-16 2:26
This is really nice. Sometimes we think someone may interfere badly in the composition, like you did, but in this case the result was pretty much interesting. Congratulations!
kiks (11749) 2010-03-27 2:13
Wonderful landschape you present us here. I like the way you create diferent layers on it including the grasses at the fg.
Haymotion (2663) 2010-11-01 7:35
sittipong (251) 2010-11-01 8:02
P_Ferreira (16) 2011-08-06 13:27
I have no words!!! just one... AMAZING :)
brianerz (189) 2012-10-12 23:26
Just browsing the site and came across this photo. It's obviously a great capture with great proportions, dof and I agree that the people add to the composition but I also wanted to say thanks for explaining how you arrived at the result. Wish more would do this./Brian
kennyblack (4207) 2012-11-07 7:12
Here we also comment on TE for this beautiful image with the predominant blue which makes it ... particular. Beautiful POV very apt and excellent quality. Thank you for sharing.
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino & Desy
mory (144) 2012-11-18 0:08
- Copyright: Kath Featherstone (feather) (51130)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NikonD70, Nikkor AF 24-120mm D, cokin.P.121 NDgrad x8
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: A Day in the Lake District
- Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, Parce que 100 ne suffisent pas, More than 200 points to 300 – photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-07 5:17
- Favorites: 30 [view]