Good Morning Everyone,
This is my second photograph of Grasmere, which was taken on our way up to Mungrisdale, in the Lake District.
'Grasmere at 1 mile long, half a mile wide and 75 feet deep, would be an attractive and popular tourist area even without its Wordsworth connections. ‘The most loveliest spot than man hath found’ was Wordsworth’s famous quote describing the area of Lakeland that he most loved.'
If you follow this link you will discover more about Grasmere, the lake and the village.
Have a lovely day,
I rotated the shot 1° added 4% saturation and added a little contrast.
Sorry everyone, the last part of my notes failed to print initially. I have just retyped them
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snunney (84847) 2013-03-11 3:40
A very apt title for this lovely photograph. I like the composition and the use of the fence to lead the viewer into the scene. The lighting is most attractive and the reflections quite beautiful. Fine technical presentation.
Gigidusud (16299) 2013-03-11 4:10
Beautiful landscape with nice golden tones and splendid reflections.I like it!
daddo (24406) 2013-03-11 4:12
Hi Beverley. I find it moving that Wordsworth looked at this scene so long ago and thought lofty thoughts. Mind you, because of who he was, he could use a double superlative and get away with it. The light is so gentle and the mood soothing. Well composed image, excellent clarity. Best wishes. Klaudio.
annjackman (19933) 2013-03-11 4:15
The quiet colours represent this lake very well (my favourite of the Lakes) and you haven't been tempted to saturate the colours. The fence in the corner anchors the composition. A beautiful palce even in winter - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
timecapturer (49280) 2013-03-11 5:33
would not disagree with the title of this one. A classic composition with all the elements perfectly placed and in that glorious winter light that makes everything look so calm and attractive. Beautiful image!
Enjoy a good week - Brian.
Sergiom (61092) 2013-03-11 5:35
J'aime beaucoup l'inclusion de la clôture dans l'image qui semble vouloir diriger le regard vers les reflets des nuages sur les eaux calmes du lac. Un ensemble très soigné.
dta (67198) 2013-03-11 5:35
Hello Beverley ,
It seems that the weather was not so bad in Cumbria last week . A splendid composition with superb reflections in the calm water of the lake . You've very used the wooden fence in the FG .
CPD66 (797) 2013-03-11 5:57
a beautiful shot of grasmere. i know mother nature has given you scenery, but this is well framed & the overall control of the light is very good.
cargus (8461) 2013-03-11 7:42
Light ,color and contrast are excellent, superb reflections in water, very good clarity, excellent picture
Nicou (123190) 2013-03-11 8:03
quels reflet et image un vrai miroir le plan d'eau avec ces beaux arbres et le ponton de bois ces tons doux merveilleuse photo.
Bravo et amitié
williewhistler (14607) 2013-03-11 8:21
Hello Bev,even in the depth of Winter, with the sunlit trees all bare this area appears inviting.The reflection of the fence in the FG also adds charm and interest.
Kind regards Les.
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-03-11 8:40
nice light and very well balanced subtle colors. I like the whole mood of the picture: serene and peaceful. Nice reflection on the water and very good composition.
Thanks for sharing
Romano46 (18466) 2013-03-11 9:21
le tue note sono molto precise e aiutano a capire anche la tua capacità nel riprendere questi spettacoli della natura, tenuto conto che le rettifiche che hai apportato in postproduzione sono minime. Il posto è splendido e lo possiamo riscontrare con i nostri occhi, ma la composizione certamente è opera tua ed in essa non vedo difetti. Ottimo anche il colore e più che buona la nitidezza.
In conclusione una bella foto che ci aiuta a conoscere un altro splendido posto dell'Inghilterra.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
ikeharel (58159) 2013-03-11 9:25
Good evening Beverly,
Nobody can argue about your determination with the title, it is subjective - and I found the previous post likey, but that's my humble oppinion.
the lake district as I remember offer many opportunities for nice photography on open nature, with reflections on a nice days, and you collected this superbly.
Calm water-surface, no wind and nobody around... Lovely.
Silvio1953 (123515) 2013-03-11 14:30
Ciao Bev, lovely composition with fantastic reflections, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (37578) 2013-03-12 7:45
This is indeed a lovely spot. This is also a good capture where the fence adds depth and a diagonal. The very calm water provides a perfect mirror for the background hills. Maybe I should have raised the colours a bit. Still a very pleasant view!
tyro (20696) 2013-03-12 15:24
A very interesting note with some interesting links too which tell us about this place as well as William Wordsworth and his family. But just one thing - the quality of the photographs on those weblinks is appalling - why don't you send them some of yours?
I'm not really quite sure why people seem to build fences which just disappear into lakes (unless they are simply a continuation of a fence to keep animals in) but such fences really do make a very fine foreground feature - and you have made the very most of this one.
Gorgeous soft light and absolutely stunning reflections on the mirror-like water. Fine soft colours too and excellent composition, exposure and sharpness.
P.S. I've had that problem too when uploading a picture - sometimes a whole section of text just vanishes off to Andromeda or somewhere. But I think, at least in my case, it has usually been because I've made a mistake by missing something out (or putting in something wrong) when adding a link to another site or photograph.
ChrisJ (99212) 2013-03-13 2:08
Well composed using the rule of thirds wıth good sharpness and lovely fg reflections. I lıke the pastel colours and the dıagonal fg fence bottom rıght adding good lead in lines & perspective. Tfs!
adramad (38557) 2013-03-13 8:55
A delicious landscape you've captured a splendid POV, to include the fence in the foreground, plus charm, gives a good POV to the composition, beautiful reflections add a magnificent vision.
Beautiful color range in these tones.
Very good lighting and sharpness.
It is a splendid work. I love it.
Enjoy a good day.
Cricri (107244) 2013-03-13 11:05
Tout bon cadrage de la barrière pour accentuer la profondeur, l'effet magnifiques des réflexions, les teintes douces, belle présentation
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2013-03-14 2:12
very nice an attractive landscape. i like the golden light over the trees in bg and the fence in fg.
mjw364 (7512) 2013-03-14 2:48
Beautiful symmetrical reflection and great use of the fence as f/g interest and as a lead into the shot - good composition.
Haven't been to the lakes for a few years - this makes me want to go again.
mkamionka (30694) 2013-03-14 13:58
beautiful photo, it really encourages me to visit the Lake District. It is high on my list but I am still waiting for some warmer days, which I hope will eventually come this year.
The reflection is the obvious highlight of the composition but also including the fence makes a nice foreground and cuts nicely into the reflection.
Kielia (23703) 2013-03-16 5:33
this impression is so typical for your region - you have captured this special mood excellently! The light and the colors are really wonderful. And the composition is perfect - my compliments!
PaulVDV (22681) 2013-03-17 16:48
On the foreground the water is very transparent. Nevertheless, we see almost perfect reflections.
The sunlit reed and trees at the other shore look very attractive with their warm tones.
The fence helps for the good composition and also direct our eyes to that wonderful other side of the water.
Best regards, Paul
Noel_Byrne (24850) 2013-03-20 6:46
A stunning shot by any accounts, but the fence half in the water makes this extra special for me. It gives excellent depth (and a bonus reflection too!!) with that incredible backdrop. Really nicely done.
jusninasirun (17160) 2013-03-26 21:02
I couldn't have agreed more with the title you have chosen for this fine image. You have placed the railing beautifully overlooking this pristine view. The reflection on the lake is really breathtaking. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.