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Lake District, Tarn Hows #7

A mat of tree roots in autumnal colours at Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Cumbria, England

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The story behind this image

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 lake, we came across this spreading mat of old tree roots, forming a lovely autumnal pattern with the still waters of the lake in the background.

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Image data

Filename - lake district tarn hows 07.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - 0.8 sec @ f16, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness levels across the frame.

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.