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Jetty on Lake Windermere at dusk, Lake District, England #1

Jetty on Lake Windermere at dusk, Lake District, England

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The most popular and well known body of water in the Lake District, Cumbria, England, this is Lake Windermere, pictured as dusk was falling at the end of a beautiful summer's day.

My wife Liz and I were driving back south from a day spent exploring the northern reaches of the Lake District, and decided to drop down to the shores of Windermere to catch the evolving twilight colours over the lake.

But curiously enough, there's only a few places around Windermere that you can actually reach the water's edge, with Bowness being one of the most popular and touristic.

So that's where we headed, parking up right by the lake which made it easy for me to capture this long exposure of the light fading over the mountains to the northwest, using a convenient jetty to draw the viewer's eye through the composition while rendering the slightly choppy water as smooth as silk with a ten second exposure.

A lovely way to end the end, so long as you could keep the midges at bay!

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Filename - lake district windermere 01

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 50mm

Exposure - 10 secs @ f/22, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the water.

Location - Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Small aperture used to enable long exposure in order to blur water movement. Tripod, remote release and mirror lockup used to prevent camera movement.