Windermere, early morning late October

Windermere, early morning late October
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Behind The Lens

This was taken in the Lake District, specifically at the Lakeside Hotel on the banks of Lake Windermere. It was early October, one morning, when fog had covered the lake and was beginning to clear with the sun burning through.
We had been having breakfast, I saw the fog and the gorgeous light and left my breakfast to wander the banks of the lake with my camera and tripod. I spent about an hour taking shots as the light changed. By the time I returned to the hotel, you would never have known how amazing that sunrise had been.
Because of the fog, the sky had that 'lightbox' atmosphere about it and this, coupled with the sun breaking through the fog and being reflected off the water created a contemplative feel.
I used my Pentax K3, Pentax zoom lens and Manfrotto tripod.
I just knew the light and weather had that magical quality about it and that, coupled with the lake and this particular half-submerged boat and the flowers on the pier inspired me.
I used the raw initially, then using Color Efex Pro from the DxO Nik Collection, I applied some quite subtle processing. It didn't need a great deal.
In my camera bag
I have my Pentax K-3 with Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC HSM which, after having several lenses, I have found is the only one I need for landscape and general photography. Also my Manfrotto tripod, a monopod and remote shutter release.
I think, as always is the case (or as I have found at least), the light is king in landscape photography. The light in this one doesn't come every day and, in this case, it was a matter of being in the right place at the right time and having my camera nearby! Then it was a matter of wandering and remaining aware that the might changes by the second at such times.

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