davehurn

Derwentwater Shoreline



Derewentwater, Keswick, UK. The sunlight coming through the clouds as a storm is gathering.
Derewentwater, Keswick, UK. The sunlight coming through the clouds as a storm is gathering.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I grabbed this shot during a visit to Keswick and Derwentwater with my family. It was a cold day with a strong wind, and there was a storm blowing in from the East, so the usually busy location was very quiet, giving me the pick of positions and time to wait for the cloud and light.
Time
It was late afternoon on a cold spring day. The sun was low, and the distance haze appeared thicker as the sun broke its way through the clouds.
Lighting
I rely on natural light, and having visited this location many times over the last decade I've really got to know the great times and conditions for strong light. Spend time with your locations - and spend more time looking with the camera in the bag to really see the place.
Equipment
This was shot on a Nikon D800, using an 18-105 Sigma lens, hand held, with no filters.
Inspiration
I frequently visit the location with my family and we love heading out on the lake. The light is always beautiful there, and the mountains and valleys seem to go on forever. I just wanted to capture what I love about the place and it's light.
Editing
I always try to capture the shot I want in camera as much as I can, then tweak and enhance key areas in Dx0 or Photoshop to achieve to final image.
In my camera bag
A normal pack for my has a Nikon D800, 18-105, 12-24 and 50mm lenses, plus a few favourite film cameras, like my Ensign Ranger Special II, Rollieflex f3.5, Lubitel II, and a few rolls of Fuji Acros 100, Kodak T-MAX 400 and Ilford FP4. I always take a few different film cameras as I find it a much more personal and responsive way to work than digital.
Feedback
Just get out there and really look before you get the camera out. Some people spend so much time looking through the lens they don't see the full picture.

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