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Lake District, Tarn Hows #4

An old oak tree in autumnal colours at Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Cumbria, England

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During November 2017 my wife Liz and I managed an impromtu long weekend in the Lake District, which we spent driving and walking, checking out the beautiful scenery and changeable weather.

While driving north from Conniston we saw a sign for Tarn Hows, which sparked a childhood memory in Liz from a holiday maybe fifty years ago.

So we couldn't pass by, and turned off up the small lane to explore.

It turned out that Tarn Hows is now a National Trust property and World Heritage site, complete with car park, café, loos and a well maintained path all around the lake - what a great organisation!

We took full advantage of that well maintained path, completing a full three kilometre circumnavigation of the lake at a very slow pace caused by me stopping every few metres to photograph the beautiful scenery.

About half way round, by the side of the path, we came across this magnificent old oak tree, surrounded by a carpet of fallen leaves.

With its knarled and twisted branches set against those lovely warm autumn colours we just couldn't pass by without pausing to admire the tree and take a few photos to try and capture the essence of this wonderful place.

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Image data

Filename - lake district tarn hows 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 80mm

Exposure - 1/2 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Tarn Hows, Lake District, Cumbria, England

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and PhotoShop CC

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