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Fence and lake #1

Fence and lake, Lake District

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The story behind this image

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.

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Image data

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.