Sunrise on Ulswater

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I almost missed this shot! I got up early and the weather didn't look too promising so I went running which ended up taking over an hour. I ran past another photographer who had waded into the lake, so he obviously knew more than me and I did wonder whether I had made the right decision!

There were incredible views later in my run, but I didn't have my camera with me unfortunately.

When I got back I grabbed the camera and tripod and got a couple of photos I was pleased with - this was one of them.

Its a single raw file with levels adjustment and thats about it. I am not sure whether to clone those posts in the water out.

I just found I can only upload one a day - I'll post the other when I get the chance!

PS - For those who are interesting in such things, I have noticed this site is showing incorrect EXIF data. It was taken on Aperture priority f/11 at 1/45 second ISO 100 with +1.5EV using the Pentax 50-200mm lens
12/03/2010 - 08:14Stu-D
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/45
Focal Length88mm


Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 11:49
Its a lovely high key image but for my taste just a tiny bit too over exposed. I see you o/e by 1.5 stops which seems quite extreme. I usually underexpose by either a third or two stops and correct later in photoshop. There's less chance of blowing highlights that way but in your picture you were not in danger of doing that.
As for the posts, I would leave them in. Although they are tiny they make an anchor point for the eye in a very light and airy photo.


Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 11:58
If I were to remove anything I think it would be the flying bird. I certainly wouldn't touch the poles. Lovely shot, very subtle.

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Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 13:21
Thanks for your comments - the poles get to stay! I had wondered whethr it would look a little bare without them.
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Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 18:17
Nice pic however I do agree with David a wee bit over but hey! you can sort that with software Regards Ron

PS Don't worry about the EXIF it's never represented my EXIF accurately if at all!

Last Edited by bonnipics on 12/03/2010 - 18:30


Link Posted 13/03/2010 - 01:06
Love it the way it is.
Folk try forever to get this look with pastels - and fail.
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