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Sunset at Crummock Water



I just managed to catch the last glow of the sunset.

I just managed to catch the last glow of the sunset.
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photomixer
 
photomixer January 24, 2014
Beautiful picture, looks very peaceful
chriswhittle
chriswhittle January 26, 2014
When I caught this it was very peaceful, it certainly wasn't the day before! Thank you for comments
philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington February 28, 2014
Beautiful landscape image. Congrats
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 01, 2014
Thank you very much
glow
 
glow February 28, 2014
Love this!
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 01, 2014
It is one of my favourite pictures from the Lake District i've taken so far!
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SnowbunnyPhotography March 11, 2014
Beautiful capture! :)
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 12, 2014
Thank you
mickeyherd
 
mickeyherd March 12, 2014
Beautiful. I love the lighting and reflections in this picture
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 12, 2014
Thank you very much!
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running56horses April 07, 2014
Beautiful subdued light. Great shot!
chriswhittle
chriswhittle April 07, 2014
Thank you!
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fannyb August 02, 2014
What a stunner!!
chriswhittle
chriswhittle August 02, 2014
Thank you!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the shore of Crummock Water in the Lake District, England.
Time
This image was captured at the end of a long day hiking around the various lakes in this area. It was late afternoon in the Winter, with the sun setting among stormy clouds.
Lighting
The storm clouds that had begun to part late in the day provided a moody setting to the image, with an orange hue being provided by the setting sun. Thankfully the wind also dropped providing almost a mirror reflection in lake, providing extra mood to the scene.
Equipment
This photo was taken before I had the opportunity to own a DSLR and was captured on my Canon Powershot, compact camera. The image was taken hand held.
Inspiration
I love walking in the Lake District and admiring it's natural beauty. It is a place I really enjoy going to photograph and enjoy the out doors. Thankfully both of these go hand in hand and occasionally the various elements come together to make a good composition.
Editing
Yes, I adjusted the levels and contrast in photoshop as well as some minor colour adjustments.
In my camera bag
I now pack my Canon 600D, 18-55mm kit lens, sigma 105mm and canon 55-250mm telephoto lens. If i'm going out in search of wildlife, i'll also pack the Tamron 150-600mm. This however adds some significant extra weight! I also have polarising filters, ND filters, tripod and shutter release control.
Feedback
It doesn't matter what the weather is, providing your kit is protected, take it with you! You never know when an opportunity will arise. I hope this image also shows that you don't always need the best kit to produce a result. Yes there are limitations, but in general with good composition and technique impressive results can be achieved with the most basic of kit.

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