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Ashness Bridge in Autumn, Lake District, Cumbria #11

Ashness Bridge in Autumn, Lake District, Cumbria

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My wife Liz and I have spent a few long weekends in the Lake District, and the region is never more beautiful than in autumn, as the trees start to shed their leaves in preparation for the cold winter months to come.

It's easy to find lovely landscapes here, but some views are extra special.

One such is the view out towards Derwentwater from the tiny old stone arch packhorse bridge, Ashness Bridge, with its bubbling stream tumbling down over rocks and under the bridge itself.

Mind you, getting a good angle for a photo can be a bit of a challenge, involving rock hopping out into the middle of the flow, plonking your tripod down in the stream and perching yourself on a slippery rock to make the most of the views on offer.

But what's life without a little risk from time to time?

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Filename - lake district ashness bridge 11

Camera - Canon EOS 5D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

Exposure - 0.8 sec @ f/16, ISO100

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

Location - Ashness Bridge, Derwentwater, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Long exposure used to blur water flow. Tripod, mirror lockup and remote release used to prevent camera movement.