Foot of Rydel Water

Foot of Rydal Water

We hiked the circuit of  Grasmere and Rydal Water, starting from Grasmere and going across the ridge above Rydal past two Wordsworth dwellings and then back on the other side, catching views made famous in hundreds of paintings, Turner’s among them. Totally amazing! One of the best days of my life despite doddgy weather that closed the more distant views of the mountains behind Grasmere, and very tired feet.

This is a shot from the very foot of Rydal Water where the bridge crosses the the stream looking north up the lake.

Minolta A1 at 28mm equivalent. F7.1 @ 1/320th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Recovery in Lightroom for the sky. Punch and Landscape sharpen presets. Blackpoint to the right.

From England 2005.

2 Responses to “8/25/2009”

  1. 08/25/2009 at 9:11 am

    Simply beautiful and serene, Steve. I love the reflection of the mountains and sky in the water.

  2. 08/26/2009 at 12:31 pm

    Wow. The composition is really well balanced, love the reflections and to top it all off, you’ve transported me to one of my favourite places in the UK. Climbed the Lion and the Lamb (Helm Cragg) last year with the family and the scenery was breathtaking (my partner also lost my compact camera resulting in me getting a Nikon D60 for Xmas giggle). Great work and all the best, Paula.

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