Friday, 25 November 2011

The English Lake District Nov 7th 2011 pt1

The day after the Westonbirt trip i travelled up to cumbria to the Lakes to see what i could shoot!  the plan was to visit one of my favorite waterfalls at Ambleside, Stock ghyll force.  a stunning waterfall and stream when in full autumn colour!
Unfortunately when i got up to the top falls most of the leaves had already dropped!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are the lower falls.

But the top falls !  not much colour!

So  here is a shot from 2010  to show what it should have looked like .lol

After this disappointment i drove over to clappersgate and again most of the leaves had dropped!   so a quick think was in order,  there is a small tarn just up the road from Skelwith bridge and when i drove past "WOW! "    what an amazing site! , a fast turn around and back to park by the bridge and a long walk back to shoot the beautiful tarn. there was plenty of frost on the ground in this area so wanted to get the shots before it started to thaw!

The first shot, a wide angle taken with 17-40 L  on 5d2

and this might be my favorite shot of the Autumn !    taken with 100mm L Macro lens, which is superb on the full frame 5d2. gives a really good field of view and exceptional image quality!

And with wide angle 17-40 L

After shooting at this location i made my way up to " Tarn Hows "  a beauty spot up in the fells near coniston.
the light was not too good and most of the colour had long since gone but still managed a couple shots, taken from the "Scott monument"

and a final shot later in afternoon !

The next part of the day was to visit "yew tree tarn" and then "Thirlmere" this will be the next blog!

                                           All shots taken with 5d2,100mmL ,17-40mm L

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