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You can't visit the Lake District without photographing a lake, but what to do when the weather is just a flat grey?
The problem is that a flat grey sky is just so boring and kills an image dead when given too much emphasis, so on this occasion I used an overhanging tree to effectively hide the sky while still allowing me to include the lake and the background hills in my composition.
I think this image sums up the Lake District very well, there's a lake, hills, trees and an old bit of fence sticking into the water.
Converting the image to monochrome and adding a vignette gives just the right melancholy feel that was in my mind on this greyest of days.
Filename - fence lake 01.jpg
Camera - Canon 5D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm
Exposure - 1/2sec @ f16, ISO100
Location - Lake District
This image - 800x533px JPEG
Conversion - ACR & PS-CS2
Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and cable release used to prevent camera movement.
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