The Lakes

Buttermere Before Sunrise

Buttermere Before Sunrise – 15mm; ISO 100; 1/6 sec; f/8.0 (click image to view larger size)

I’ve recently returned from a trip to the Lake District. I spent a week in the Northern Lakes area, staying about a 15 minute drive north of Ullswater.

As I approached the lakes driving up the M6, I could see snow-capped mountains in the distance, and I could hardly contain myself with the anticipation of the week ahead.

Quickly checking in to my accommodation, I dumped my bags and headed straight out to Ullswater as there was only about 30 minutes until sunset. I wanted to grab a few shots and check out the location for sunrise the following morning.

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Long exposure workshop

Solitary

Solitary – 50mm; ISO 100; 180 sec; f/8.0 (click image to view larger size)

 

I had been looking for a workshop to attend that was a bit different from the usual landscape photography, something I wasn’t yet familiar with. I chose long exposures and, on the recommendation of a friend, decided on a course being led by¬†Doug Chinnery. I already had some neutral density filters to increase exposure times, but with uninspiring results so far.

The meeting point was near a boating lake at West Kirby on the Wirral. There were six people in the group with varying levels of experience.

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