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This location wasn't really on my to do list on this day I'd planned to shoot the boathouse at Rydal but fot the second day running I found myself in ...
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This location wasn't really on my to do list on this day I'd planned to shoot the boathouse at Rydal but fot the second day running I found myself in a car park with not enough change for the extortionate ticket machine, knowing how long I take shooting a location and not fancying getting my car clamped or towed off I decided to change location and came here instead.

There are quite a few options for shooting here in terms of where to position yourself, this one seemed appealing and was definitely getting done after I spent a few minutes tumbling down a rather steep, slippy, muddy bank to get to it, grabbing onto a few trees and plants on the way down to stop myself going for an unwanted swim...

Had a good hour or so shooting along this bit of river, which turned out to be really productive. On the way back I decided to wade through the river instead of going back up the bank from hell again, even with wellies on got soaked feet as the water poured over the top in one unseen deep part, I'd like to think it was worth it though, if I don't come home soaked or covered in mud I probably haven't got anything on the camera worth keeping!
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13 Comments |
6798_7587
 
6798_7587 February 11, 2018
Absolutely stunning
EthanandElliot
 
EthanandElliot February 13, 2018
Wow amazing!
PatSalvadorDietrich
 
PatSalvadorDietrich April 24, 2018
So beautiful!
jasti2001
 
jasti2001 July 26, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous photo!!!
Beautiful colors and slow shutter speed!!!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 05, 2018
Outstanding long exposure
Pete_Rowbottom
Pete_Rowbottom September 06, 2018
Thank you very much.
PhillipJGordonPhotography
 
PhillipJGordonPhotography March 29, 2019
Superb!
LETSGOPHOTOSHOOT
 
LETSGOPHOTOSHOOT March 29, 2019
Very beautiful
Jerms
 
Jerms August 03, 2019
That's amazing!!
Pete_Rowbottom
Pete_Rowbottom August 05, 2019
Thank you.
faithzussman
 
faithzussman October 30, 2019
👏🏼
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady April 23, 2020
Top stuff
mariamusman
 
mariamusman February 06, 2022
Just breathtakingly beautiful. ❤️
DAsEye Platinum
 
DAsEye December 30, 2022
A beautiful shot, great POV
JJackRonalds Platinum
 
JJackRonalds January 15, 2023
Epic work !!!
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Behind The Lens

Location

Rydal, The Lake District, Cumbria, England.

Time

Early morning, during Autumn (Fall)

Lighting

Beacuse the sun wasn't too high in the sky at that time of day the light wasn't reflected harshly off the trees and water.

Equipment

Nikon D750, Nikon 16-35 f/4, Lee Landscape polariser (to take reflection / glare off the water and trees), Lee 3 stop filter, Monfrotto 055 pro tripod.

Inspiration

I was determined this year to make sure I get a good few days up in the Lake District during Autumn as it just didn't work out last year for one reason and another, so it was great to get a few days away here, as usual the weather wasn't the best I could have hoped for but to be honest these days I kind of expect that, and anything else it just a bonus... This location wasn't really on my to do list on this day I'd planned to shoot the boathouse at Rydal but fot the second day running I found myself in a car park with not enough change for the extortionate ticket machine, knowing how long I take shooting a location and not fancying getting my car clamped or towed off I decided to change location and came here instead. There are quite a few options for shooting here in terms of where to position yourself, this one seemed appealing and was definitely getting done after I spent a few minutes tumbling down a rather steep, slippy, muddy bank to get to it, grabbing onto a few trees and plants on the way down to stop myself going for an unwanted swim... Had a good hour or so shooting along this bit of river, which turned out to be really productive. On the way back I decided to wade through the river instead of going back up the bank from hell again, even with wellies on got soaked feet as the water poured over the top in one unseen deep part, I'd like to think it was worth it though, if I don't come home soaked or covered in mud I probably haven't got anything on the camera worth keeping!

Editing

Contrast level adjustments in photoshop CC and addition of a vignette

In my camera bag

Nikon 16-35 f/4, Nikon 70-200 f/4, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikon 24-120 f/4 lenses, Zeiss lens wipes, Lens cloths, various LEE and NISI filters + filter holders, spare batteries (usually 5), cable release, headtorch, torch, black tape - so many uses!

Feedback

The time of year, and time of day is crucial, shooting during Autumn (Fall) means the leaves are falling onto the rocks and they are so colourful compared to the rest of the year, shooting early morning when the sun is low meant there was no harsh light falling onto the scene which can reflect of the foliage and water effectively ruining the image. Also it was really important to have a good look around upon arrival before setting up and visualising a composition that would work, with the water flowing through the shot in a pleasing way, lastly always take a pair of wellingtons if you are shooting near water, this will mean you can actually get into the water and get images that 99% of other people that come there won't be able to get.

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