We had been in Grasmere all day and were on our way back to the B&B. The sun was low in the sky so we decided to take a detour round the back of Thirlmere, one of the lakes in the Lake District National Park. The main road goes along the other side of the lake and this was just a single lane road, that we had never used before. There weren’t many places to stop and we were thinking we were going to miss the light which was about to disappear behind the mountains behind me, when we found a small car park and stopped. There was just time to shoot a few frames and the light was gone. Most of the colour on the mountain is dead bracken, which is enhanced by the golden rays of the low sun.
I can’t find the car park on the map (link right)so I guess it is hidden by the trees. I just made a rough guess at the exact position, but it‘s near enough.
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carper (96) 2010-01-15 3:21
marvelous place Kath
looks to me a fine carper fish place. a well composed shot, the reflection is nice and the contrast is fine good photo job, have a good weekend.
bema (26425) 2010-01-15 3:25
pretty landscape and as usual a very fine composed capture of yours.. like here most the reflections in the lake and also the very fine lighgt-management..
have a nice weekend, kind regards Bernd
sacavem (18620) 2010-01-15 3:26
Magical scenery. Grand perspective. I love the soft light and those reflex.
Ricx (13495) 2010-01-15 3:35
Hi Kath, another fine example of your work.. It certainly stands out with its sharpness and clarity.. Again thank you for all your assistance. Rich
PixelTerror (0) 2010-01-15 3:36
Kia Ora Kath
A nice landscape from a pov that leaves much place to the reflection, amazing you can post a picture that will be taken in 9 months from now ;-)
Have a nice day JY
snunney (100062) 2010-01-15 3:47
A lovely symmetrical landscape captured under a very nice ambient light. The golden tones of the hillside are beautifully rendered. I like the puffy little clouds and the use of the hanging branch to create a sense of depth.
rikko77 (10861) 2010-01-15 3:50
beautiful reflections on the water, under a golden light. I like your choice for the silhouetted tree in the FG.
have a good day
besnard (56447) 2010-01-15 3:51
Un très joli cliché avec des couleurs lumineuses assez extraordinaires.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
asajernigan (21427) 2010-01-15 3:53
This is a nicely composed shot using the reflection to give the photo good depth and balance. The addition of the tree on the left breaks up the symmetry of the shot nicely. The lighting and colors are excellent and the photo has nice sharpness and DOF.
dta (78558) 2010-01-15 4:02
hello Kath ,
The picture works very well here , not for the composition , quite simple , but for the remarkable reflections and colors . May be these ones could seems too saturated for some ones , but i'm sure that is was the reality , in this sonderful clear and sunny day .
francio64 (39888) 2010-01-15 4:23
un'altra bella immagine degna della tua bella galleria.
Ottima resa cromatica e piacevoli riflessi sull'acqua del lago.
coco (30439) 2010-01-15 4:28
What beautiful place and what nice composition. This landscape is gorgeous.
The colours and the light, the reflections... everything is very very nice.
boa (7375) 2010-01-15 4:41
impressive mirror effect from this beautiful landscape.Wonderful light and colors, good idea for the composition to add the tree in the foreground, Tfs !
Have a nice day.
Bartleby (13552) 2010-01-15 5:43
wonderful bright colors and reflection. And the branches on the left provide a good visual introduction.
jwmunro (286) 2010-01-15 7:38
Hello Kath -
A very nice reflection, but the colors of the hillside are just gorgeous. I like this simple composition with the tree branches peeking in from the left. The splash of green dead center is a nice counterpoint to the fall tones of the scene. Well done!
Thank you for sharing.
gilou530 (34) 2010-01-15 9:17
un superb travail sur les couleurs qui mettent en valeur ce paysage anglais sous une lumiére qui aide bien et des reflets nickels, beau boulot
Cricri (120143) 2010-01-15 10:19
Une chance que vous avez trouver le parking, il aurait été dommage de ne pas immortaliser cet instant, un paysage lumineux et une capture magnifiques des reflets, bel utilisation du feuillages
rodgerg (55767) 2010-01-15 11:42
A very nice impression of symetry with these incredible reflections ( I like too the reflections of the clouds). Superb warm autumn's colors under a very beautiful blue sky. The vegetation on the left of the FG give a greta depht to the image.
Have a nice WE,
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-01-15 11:43
Ola Kath ,
Que beleza de reflexo ficou um autentico espelho , são lindos os detalhes de natureza , gostei muito das cores, boa inclusão dos ramos no primeiro plano , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
MarianneS (15338) 2010-01-15 11:47
The colours of this landscape are simply beautiful. Of course, the light is too.
I like the way you included some leaves to the left, a very nice view.
Have a good week-end!!
Waylim (25502) 2010-01-15 11:58
It is nice to see some very beautiful light, while much of Europe and part of North America are in for much stormy weather, some deep in snow. Even California will be getting some severe winter rain and cold by this weekend. Not only the light is good, I love the warm golden tone that illuminated the hill and than reflected on the water with yet more intense. Great contrast, good composition, such a pleasant atmosphere.
Thanks. Stay warm.
sacimar (26269) 2010-01-15 20:04
other beautiful landscape, I like the warm colors of the mountains, the reflection is also interesting, the tree on the left is a good detail, nice composition,
Have a good weekend!
ChrisJ (114657) 2010-01-15 21:19
For a moment, I thought this was Utah with the intense warm cold color contrasts between the red & blue. Good sharpness & symmetrical reflections with nice horizontal layering. Tfs!
Graal (102928) 2010-01-15 23:53
very nice autumnal image. Beautiful landscape. I like the colours, reflections and peaceful mood. Good note also.
Have a nice WE.
danyy (0) 2010-01-16 0:16
une photo qui me rappelle très fort une de mes dernières et pourquoi pas même la toute dernière. Des couleurs très fortes, automnales et un ciel qui les accompagne très bien avec ce bleu provoquant.
Bonne construction en symétrie pour nous faire profiter des reflets bien agréables.
delpeoples (58288) 2010-01-16 2:19
Hi Kath :) Happy days! Great symmetry here and I like the branches in sillhouette on the right providing a nice contrast and leading the eye to the golden hills. Interesting about your use of the CPL. Something SteveH said about the lack of reflection in the FG of my shot of the Hazzards was likely due to me using a CPL (can't remember if I did or didn't). But here, the reverse is true: your reflections is absolutely luminous and strong. Can't work it out. Anyways, congrats on this photo, it's a beauty and you're making the Lake District a definite "re-visit" place. Warm regards, Lisa.
pasternak (15185) 2010-01-16 2:47
As you say, light and reflection, but also very good symmetry and contrasty natural framing, very appealing shot
Dyerco (10185) 2010-01-16 8:18
Super colours. It just goes to show that with some good light the fall and winter colours can really stand out. Nicely composed.
Vasa (515) 2010-01-16 8:26
I understand your inspiration in reflections. In nice colors too. On your place I should do the same, or similar. All compliments for your work Kath and best wises. Friendly
Glint (6171) 2010-01-16 9:36
this is a beautiful composition of blue and gold, always a winning combination.There is a wonderful clarity to the reflection. It works despite there being no obvious commpositional 'rule' applied.
ciakgiak (30431) 2010-01-16 9:52
I remained impressed by these splendid colours because I'm a great fan of colours, but the composition and the reflection on the water are amazing too.
Have a great week end.
TopGeo (38216) 2010-01-16 9:55
Hi A very interesting and picturesque subject! Excellent your composition. I like the reflection scene and perspective and the balanced scene. Excellent prospect to the image. Colors and especially contrasts very well collected under this beautiful symmetrical landscape with nice BG
papagolf21 (102390) 2010-01-16 11:24
Bonsoir, chère amie Kath,
C'est toujours un réel plaisir que de contempler vos réalisations.
Vous savez regarder la nature avec amour ! la beauté de l'image rend compte de cet échange entre le photographe et la nature.
Un spectacle de grande qualité.
hardyuno (4650) 2010-01-16 11:59
Good evening Kath,
here is the title program. The light is really fantastic and i like the vivid colours in your picture.
The POV with the branches in FG is excellent composed. TFS
Have a fine evening and sunday
supi4u (599) 2010-01-16 20:17
Nice landscape super nature atmosphere. Superb frame i like the left hand side black tree. nice presentation of reflection. Very well done.
emka (98810) 2010-01-16 23:52
I am never so lucky to have such a perfect reflections. Splendid composition with the dark tree and intensive warm colour of the mountain. wonderful colours.
UlfE (14641) 2010-01-17 1:58
Wonderful light and reflection indeed. I love the golden colour of the mountainside and the symmetry is perfect. I guess you could use many more superlatives about this photo. However, it is not as exciting as some as your latest posts such as bringing home the catch, cloud of fire and clouds make a sunset. I believe it is well worth thinking of why those pictures are more exciting perhaps not in terms of weather conditions which you could do no nothing about, but rather in terms of composition. I am a bit curious if you took any more pictures than this one. TFS and have a nice Sunday!
riclopes (35577) 2010-01-17 2:37
This is gorgeous, kath. It seems you got right on time for the best light of the day that lasts only few minutes. Autumnal colors are so beautiful. Amazing to see the whole mountain in red and yellow and a few bright greens by the margin. There's a nice thin stripe separating the image in two and the tree at left makes a lovely silhouetted FG.
janusz2054 (2) 2010-01-17 3:32
Reflections on the water is real great.Nice blue and golden colours.Good composition.Well done.
josepmarin (58359) 2010-01-17 8:19
A beautiful composition based on this nice landscape with the hills and its reflections on the lake, in a grand effect of horizontal symmetry.
The low light of the Sun and the warm autumnal tones give a great aesthetic result.
This one is a very beautiful and elegant photo, I like.
delkoo (68) 2010-01-17 8:42
You've achieved a nice and interesting result,light, colours and reflection are simply superb.
bostankorkulugu (42430) 2010-01-17 13:47
a beautiful landscape shot with all the warm and cold colours... loved the light on the hilltop, and the silhouetted branches on the left...
all the best dear...
Gerrit (52081) 2010-01-17 16:30
beautiful light on this barren landscape,
The reflections are wonderful and the framing with the branches is very good,
danos (98487) 2010-01-18 0:37
Good morning Kath,
lovely Autumn scenery with the colour tints to be impressive and the reflections to makes it even more spectacular.I like the calmness and the clarity of the scene,as the brilliant light,making the scene as a painting.Well done.
Have a nice week,Danos
Sistercosmo (242) 2010-01-18 12:38
wonderful warm tones here against the blue sky and reflecting in the water. The clouds are extra special and I like the way you included that tree in the f/g. Beautiful shot, my dear!
darek1978 (13361) 2010-01-18 13:51
You found a windless day to produce this remarkable photo. The quality of your shot is outstanding! Exposure, colours, sharpness... all is perfectly managed, even the way you've composed to get a strict symmetry. Well done!
Thanks for sharing,
gneufeld (15890) 2010-01-18 18:52
Beautiful light and well satruated colors in this stunning landscape shot, not to mention the doubling effect provided by perfect reflections. Well done and TFs. Gerald
gunbud (34066) 2010-01-18 20:50
Stunning autumn image with a fantastic reflection in the tranquil lake.
The golden hills are wonderfully complimented by the vivid blue of sky and lake.
Excellent textures and sharpness to this beautiful landscape.
jaywalker (16101) 2010-01-19 14:35
Hi Kath, A beautiful hilly scene wonderfully mirrored in the slightly rippling water, the gorgeous autumnal colours add to the appeal, very good light & the thin branches entering from the left are excellent, kind regards Wilson.
InasiaJones (31566) 2010-01-21 2:28
The magic of warm light emphasizes the golden tones of this singular mountain, confirming that the last rays of the day are often the best.
With such a lovely blue sky as the ultimate canvas, you've created a superlative color combination. The inclusion of the delicate branches silhouette is well thought, in order to avoid a too linear composition.
Angshu (56758) 2010-01-21 7:48
The light is nice, the reflection is nice..good contrast in colour as well. Like the bit of your inclusion of the silhouetted eaves in the left. The clouds look better in the reflection. Good work!
Longroute (19396) 2010-01-21 13:37
So fine Kath,
one of those photos which leaves you speechless.
Paradoxically it's easier to comment a mediocre photo than an excellent one like this! Isn't it?
At least it is for me! (:-) when everything is perfect what can we say? You really captured a magic place in a magic moment!
Royaldevon (39344) 2010-01-24 2:47
Is it just that we love The Lakes or is the light always so good?
This is really beautiful!
The colours and the details just draw the eyes across the water! Love how the patch of green amongst the bronze creates a focal area.
Have a good day,
JCG (35129) 2010-01-24 4:52
Fortunately that you found this carpark, after it was too late and you would not have had this formidable light. Pleasant panorama on these hills with the autumnal colors that the reflection emphasizes nicely. Beautiful glance Kath, thank you.
With all my friendships and very good Sunday,
avene (12675) 2010-01-26 10:39
I guess you have already started your travels, I have to admit I am green with envy :) looking forward to the photos you will bring back that will make me even greener, lol :)
love the photo, the light on the mountain makes it look as if made of gold, and the reflection nicely doubles the effect. the silhouette of the branches is just the right accent, otherwise the photo would be too static. nice one :)
once again, happy trails :)
Philippe (11836) 2010-01-27 13:09
Hi, Kath. As you say, the light is at its best here. The sides of the fell get a nice colour with good contrast between the grass and the bracken and the green trees and meadows at the foot of the slope. Good idea to include the leaves on the right to create depth.
Have a nice evening,
batalay (38933) 2010-01-29 5:57
Two for the price of one in this image where you've taken full advantage of a good tripod. The depth of field is superlative, the leaves in the foreground appearing as sharp is the distant roadway.
Warm regards and have a good weekend.
Kielia (24077) 2010-02-03 7:27
a fantastic capture of this wonderful landscape and an outstanding composition. Very beautiful light and contrasts and an excellent perspective. The golden reflections are really impressive and creating an amazingly fairytale like mood. Congratulation.
Buin (42466) 2010-02-28 2:13
This view simply is fascinating. The colours, the mirroring - and of course this landscape are stunning. A place and a photo really to marvel.Greetings from Germany!
npecanhuk (75502) 2010-02-28 2:18
Here I am again!
Wow! How wonderful those colors are!
That perfect symmetrical reflection is also a real pleasure for my eyes!
A very beautiful photograph indeed!
Superb quality all over!
TFS - congratulations!
Have a great sunday!
My warmest regards,
CLODO (34546) 2010-04-15 1:45
What a lovely shot. You were rewarded for finding a car park. Luck happens to persons looking for it!
Nice autumn hues perfectly reflected in the lake.
Hope you will have also luck during your trip
chrisnet (22978) 2010-08-25 11:18
I like this superb reflection and the marvellous colors too, you have captured a magical scenary, thanks Kath.
foozi (7101) 2010-11-17 23:06
superb view and the reflection is amazing. I heard a lot about this place and the view is really pretty.
That is why the place is so famous, very wonderful landscape and you have shown it beyond doubt.
amaryllis (37039) 2011-01-11 14:26
il y a longtemps que je suis passée dans ta galerie, je pensais que tu n'étais plus là....donc je regarde ce que je n'ai pas vu, et comme d'habitude ce sont des beautés; comme ici avec cette montagne et rélection et couleur vraiment sublime bravo
Didi (60588) 2011-01-27 4:32
You are not posting often theese days.
Very nice warm colours and the reflections are very appreciables.
Best and warm regards.
lilito (3534) 2011-04-28 6:32
On pourrait dire que ton image est tout un concert des tons ocres! Je trouve en effet lumineux et le reflet n'est que fantastique. J'aime beaucoup!
- Copyright: Kath Featherstone (feather) (51130)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G, RAW, HOYA 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/16, 1/40 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-15 3:15