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River and trees #2

Photo of autumn trees and river, Aira Force, Ullswater, Lake District

The story behind this image

Aira Force is an impressive series of waterfalls, running eventually into Ullswater, one of the Lake District's most lovely stretches of water.

There's a well worn path along the river up to the falls which takes you through some lovely old oak woods, which is where my wife Liz and I found ourselves one gloomy and overcast Autumn day.

Gloomy and overcaat isn't too nice for hiking, but it's ideal for photographing moving water and woodland colours so I made the most of the opportunity.

I used a moderately slow shutter speed to blur the water, but not so slow that all the details were turned to a milky whiteness.

The contrast of the flowing water against the autumn woodland is a classic composition, beloved of landscape photographers all over the world, and the Lake District on a dull autumn day is one of the finest places to experience such delights.

Image data


Filename - river trees 02.jpg

Camera - Canon 5D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @40mm

Exposure - 0.6sec @ f11, ISO100

Location - Aira Force, Ullswater, Lake District

This image - 800x640px JPEG

Conversion - ACR & PS-CS2

Comments - Long exposure used to blur water.