mkamionka (37259) 2016-08-31 1:10
wonderful photo from this charming location. It is so funny to see Malgo in this spot too. Indeed it must have been very close. I think now when we were there the passage through the little stream was under construction but just on the other side of this gate, few more steps and there was the tree. When we were there together I did not cross to the other side at all, I think we went straight to the coffee shop.
I hate this little narrow road but I managed to do it again.
What I regret though is that I realized on my way back that Buttermere is probably the most photographed lake in this park. But there is a very particular spot from which people take photos of a row of trees along the lake. I missed this opportunity again! I think I have to get to Butteremere one more time. To see what I mean just type Buttermere in Google image search... it will bring several photos with those lovely trees at the lake side.
Wonderful colors here, the green is so well saturated and Malgo is the highlight :)
I like also the plants on the lake which add some lovely foreground.
tyro (25362) 2016-08-31 0:20
You have written a fascinating note about this place and its gold mining heritage and given us a beautiful photograph to admire.
I love your composition in which the pathway and the line of elegant white buildings on the left both lead us off to the church tower which rises high above the other buildings and trees and is portrayed against a glorious blue sky.
The light and colours are delightful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
tyro (25362) 2016-08-31 0:13
It's quite some time since last I saw a hedgehog "in the flesh" so it's lovely to see this very nice portrait of this one, presumably from your very own garden! Any that I have seen have been very shy and I've never had such a good view of their "faces" as you have in this fine shot.
You must have had your camera at the ready - either that or this little fellow must be very tame - and you have captured him/her perfectly with lovely soft light and fine natural colours and well portrayed in his/her native environment.
tyro (25362) 2016-08-30 23:51
Yes, there's definitely something about this photograph which is very appealing and I think, just as in so many fine pictures, it's the light that's so special here. The sky is quite bright, as also are the reflections of the sky on the water in the closest foreground, but there's a wonderful softness to the light on all these white boats and it's the same light as we see just above the horizon - that beautifully soft early evening light with tinges of pink and blue.
I like your composition here, that forest of masts seeming to go on forever, your exposure is perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite. But, when all is said and done - it's that fabulous light which makes this one so special!
tyro (25362) 2016-08-30 23:38
How nice that you brought your wife and daughter back here last weekend! I hope they enjoyed it as much as we all did. But, tell me - did you get your wife to drive you here along that twisty road to Watendlath and did you use her car this time? :)
Thank you for showing us a map too - I can see the wall and I can see that lone tree on it too - so you must have been just a little farther up the hill across the lake from where I caught Malgo five years ago!
This is a lovely photograph, so simple and yet so well composed and with beautiful light and colours. The crumbling wall leads us to that gnarled and twisted old tree and carries on to the top of the hill and out of sight. The sky is beautiful with those high clouds which indicate a lovely summer's day. And technically perfect too with perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity.