Derwent Water as the weather improves

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Thought I would share this with you, comments always welcome, thanks for looking.
16/07/2010 - 16:42Jimpy
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/125
Focal Length17mm


Link Posted 16/07/2010 - 19:20
Very atmospheric lovely scenery!


Link Posted 16/07/2010 - 19:45
Well it certainly 'floats my boat' I recognised the location from the 'thumbnail' as I've often stood in that very same spot and let my eye rove over the wavlets to Cat Bells and the fells beyond. What works particularly well for me is the way the boulders on the shore form a little 'spit' that leads the eye into the middleground and on to the background. Exposure is 'spot on' to my taste, with good detail across the range. I also like the fact that the image is very natural and that you have resisted the temptation to artificially (IMHO) broaden its appeal by overly tweaking the sky to deepen and darken the blues and 'improve' contrast against the whites of the clouds.

Gosh: I don't know what's come over me - I'm not usually this effusive about other's photographs. It might be related to the fact that for the third year in a row I've been 'out-voted' by wife and daughter and were off to foreign climes (again). How I long for the days when the man of the house had the right of veto and women new their place

Best wishes,



Link Posted 16/07/2010 - 21:26
I stood in that spot in the pouring rain last year after walkies up Cat Bells & down again. It looks different through wet specs

Regards, Larry.
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.


Link Posted 16/07/2010 - 21:51
Obviously a wonderful spot, Jim and a lovely sky but the photo lacks structure and shape, in my opinion, despite the good low angle foreground it's the lack of "framing elements" on either side to hold the eye, if you know what I mean.

Sorry but I'm clearly in a minority of one!
Best wishes,


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Link Posted 17/07/2010 - 07:44
Have a shot myself in my album taken at easter please comment


Link Posted 17/07/2010 - 10:52
I like the shot, interest in all areas (near, middle, distant) and a striking sky.

Agree slightly with the sense of what Andrew is saying, if there were trees on the left edge, that would balance things up, but still a pleasing view.

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