Sunday, 4 October 2009

Light and water

Well as expected I failed to make it out with the camera this weekend - so here are a couple more shots from my recent time in the Lake District. The first is a long exposure shot of the stream that flows from Grasmere to Rydal Water. I've sat in that exact spot on several holidays always looking for a shot which captured the place. This time is the first time I've come away happy.

I'm not so sure about including the second shot. Technically everything about it is wrong. But somehow I quite like it. Taken with my 400mm and 1.4x teleconverter whilst I waited for a bird that never quite came close enough. Looking at it now I should have taken it a second or two earlier to fully include the rear yacht and composed it slightly higher to not clip the tops off the sails in the background. But somehow, for me at least, it still has something.


  1. I didn't get any photos this weekend either. I was hoping to get some of the changing leaves - maybe tomorrow or the next day.

    Anyway, I think both photos are great. Some day I want to find some moving water and try a long exposure.

  2. I'm no photographer; technically I am ignorant - I just take pictures of birds, wildlife and flowers and whatever I'm lucky enough to see (as best I can), but I can see where you are coming from and the water shot does it for me. It is full of energy and enthusiasm! I like it and your wildlife images are always stunning.

  3. Hi Ian,
    I love both shots. The first one for the architectural touch and the second one for the composition. I'm happy to see that I'm not the only to get problems to get pictures :-)


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