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Panoramic view of the Lake District near Gawthwaite, Cumbria, England

Panoramic view of the Lake District near Gawthwaite, Cumbria, England

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On the first day of the long weekend that my wife Liz and I enjoyed in the Lake District at the end of July 2020 we took a drive north, aiming for Wastwater, a small lake we'd never seen before.

On the way we passed through some beautiful landscape scenery, taking our time with many stops to admire and photograph the views on this lovely summer's day.

One such stop was near the small village of Gawthwaite, looking out over rolling countryside to the high peaks far to the north.

So I made the most of the views and great clouds to take a series of images, including this stitched panoramic collage taking in almost 180° of this typically rural Lake District scene.

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Filename - lake district gawthwaite panorama 01

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 40mm

Exposure - 1/80 sec @ f/8, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky. Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Lake District near Gawthwaite, Cumbria, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image is a panoramic collage created from stitched multiple overlapping frames.