2 days ago
Water Under the Bridge, Ashness Bridge, Derwentwater, Lake District
Taken during my day spent alone in the Lake District on Monday. Derwentwater is my favourite part of the Lake District as there is so much to photograph that appeals to me (wooden jetties, boats, bays, packhorse bridges, river, waterfalls and a lake.
I checked the government's Flood Information Service website the night before I ventured up to the Lakes to see how high the water levels were at Lodore and the level was high, especially for the height of summer (shows you just how much water has fallen in August). Knowing the level of the water locally, I decided that I would pay Ashness Bridge a visit as I suspected that there would be enough water to capture it looking in reasonably full force and I was correct.
The stormy skies above added to the atmosphere and the gorgeous lush, green foliage and trees all around reminded me that it was in fact summer (apparently, ha, ha). Regarding the technique used to capture the water as I did, I opted for several shutter speeds from half a second all the way up to thirty but I eventually settled on this one at just 1.6 seconds, using my lovely Kase Polariser to darken the water a little while using a six stop ND filter to slow the water down enough to soften it but not too much so as to completely lose the detail in the water. I'm pretty happy with the end result.
Olympus E-M1 MK2
Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO @ 14mm
Kase 6 Stop ND Filter
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