A favourite location of mine. Derwent Water is a Landscape Photographers dream. No matter what season, you can be treated to some truly beautiful views.
In late October 2011 I found myself in a very familiar situation. Pre-dawn, camera set up on the tripod waiting for the dawn light. In this instance I was waiting for the sun to light up the Autumn colours on the far side of the Lake.
Once the sun had risen sufficiently to hit the far bank I checked my settings and triggered the remote release. I had to careful not to fog up the lens with my breath on this cool damp morning.
Two Canadian geese were gliding around. I really wanted them to disappear as with reasonably long exposures they would just show as a blur. I stared at them as though to say "clear off!". Instead of them swimming away they froze and this is the end result, reasonably sharp geese that I think add to the image!
On this trip I noticed they seem to have started to repaint some of the boats. I hope they don't all get updated as I love the character and colours of these old ladies of the lake.
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikkor 16-35 f4 VR @ 24mm
Exposure: 0.8 secs @ f16, ISO 200
Filters: Lee 0.9 ND Grad
Derwent Water, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria