This photograph was taken on my second visit to Ullswater Boathouse. My first visit coincided with a glorious summer's day which is not the sort of light I look for in a photograph. I aim for more dramatic side lighting given by a low sun and hopefully some interesting cloud formations.
So on my way back from another dawn shoot I noticed as I drove around Ullswater that there was some very interesting light and so decided to try a second attempt at capturing the Boathouse.
I was not to be dissapointed. Dramatic side lighting lit up one bank of the Lake while the background and far side of the lake were in deep shadow. This emphasises the boathouse and the foreground reeds in the image. I was much more pleased with the images from the second trip to Ullswater Boathouse!
Landscape photgraphy is all about lighting. A relatively mundane scene can be transformed with dramtic lighting. To get that ellusive shot may take many hours of waiting, or, as in this instance a bit of luck!
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikkor 12-24 f4 DX
Exposure: 1/25th Second @ f16
Filters: Lee ND Grad
Ullswater, The Lake District, England