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Ashness Bridge, Lake District #3

Old stone cottage at Ashness Bridge near Derwent Water in England's Lake District

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A three day weekend in late autumn found my wife Liz and I driving around the Lake District in Northern England, checking out some of the many beauty spots in this part of the world.

As usual, the Ordinance Survey was our friend and guide in this endeavour, and with Liz acting as a human satnav (left - no right - no straight on!) we found some lovely places to stop and take in the views.

Once such vista, up a little single track road from Derwent Water, was Ashness Bridge, a tiny stone arch over a tumbling stream, originally built for pack horses and now having to cope with monster 4x4s.

We parked up courtesy of the National Trust just a few metres along the road and walked back to the bridge to take in the views and grab a few photos.

On the way to see the big view out over the bridge and Derwent Water we passed by this lovely old stone cottage, set nicely against the autumn colours on the hillside behind.

Well worth a pause and a photograph as we passed by.

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Image data

Filename - lake district ashness bridge 03.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 45mm

Exposure - 1/2 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Ashness Bridge, Lake District, Cumbria, England

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Tripod, cable release and mirror lockup used to prevent camera movement.