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On the shores of Ullswater!!

On the shores of Ullswater!!
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Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-05
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/13 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mes favorites (suite) II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-03-03 8:00
Viewed: 3786
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 146
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo follows on from yesterdays posting of Kirkstone Pass on the A592 - Up past Deepdale, Patterdale,Glenridding and Sandwick along the shores of Ullswater Loch -- a most scenic and beautiful Loch where the road hugs the water line.. This image was taken in near darkness, with the camera resting on the car window, we stopped to take this image of the boat house.

Needless to say it was cold and the low mist had nearly eliminated the division between water and sky.. Neverthe less - enjoy.

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To MJR: CreditRicx 1 2011-03-03 08:56
To faletiz: Thank youRicx 1 2011-03-03 10:08
To Angshu: Kath FeatherstoneRicx 1 2011-03-06 03:36
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Hello Richard,
You have captured a fascinating atmosphere very well. Almost spooky, but mainly beautiful. The exposure and colours are excellent.
Kind regards,

Hello Richard,
A fabulous morning mist well collected, cold but yet fantastic view. inspite of the mist - you managed a nice reflection over water (every photographer is facinated by those reflections).
The light coming from right coloring the atmo...

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2709 W: 1346 N: 3067] (38915)
  • [2011-03-03 8:42]

Yes Richard, I enjoy!

Good framing and I particularly like the contrast between the light and the gloomy quiet atmosphere.

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-03-03 8:46]

Hi richard,
Magic shot, half reality, half fiction. I like the mysterious atmosphere. TFS!


Hi Richard
You've perfectly caught the atmosphere in this image
The house and pier stand out well on this very misty lake, almost as a mere silhouette from which the spot light really pops out
Nicely achieved
Best regards

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  • MJR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 251 W: 69 N: 763] (3360)
  • [2011-03-03 8:52]
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Critique No 3 !
The power of the 2,8 ! My same picture from here is 1/5 at f4 and iso6400, and its c,,p !
This on the other hand is a gem, clear, sharp, no grain, and a delightful composition. I claim some credit for parking in just the right place ! Good framing too.

Well Richard, here is a misty, moody and mysterious image. Looking closely at the mist one can see subtle variations in tone and colour; it must look really good full size. I like the composition very much, the light areas balance out the dark areas very well and the spotlight adds a flash of colour. Reall well done. best regards Rosemary

Richard cordials greetings. A very beautiful composition this beautiful photo, a image with nostalgia. I like much. Very good work, congratulation. Have a nice weekend, thanks for sharing.

Bonsoir Richard.
Wonderfull shot, with an great result...
Splendid reflection and hat colors!!!
Good job.

Excellent capture and composition. I like the mood the fog created. Good framing and it has a nice dof in spite of the low light. Very nice colors. Well done, tfs.

Hello Richard,
A stunning image and I really like the fact that there is hardly any division between water and sky as it gives a magical quality and a feeling of isolation. At first I thought the lamp was a bit distracting but the more I look at the picture the more is seems fine especially as the light falls on the slope underneath adding some warmth to the image. Very well done.
Regards, Ann

Hi Rich
a magic photo today! I love the light that illuminates the side of the house and the dock that seems suspended in nothingness. Extraordinary atmosphere. Very good, congratulations!!Dear regards

A photo with enigma..you can not see lake but you can see the reflection of wood bridge..Assuming me in this frame, I feel lost..amazing photo..TFS..


Ciao Richard,
this is a very very nice picture, excellent quality and capture, the bridge seems suspended in the air, FANTASTIC!!
congratulations great job.

Bonsoir Richard
Une superbe image avec la maison et la jetée qui ressortent de belle manière de la brume. Du bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.

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  • ngk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 51 N: 216] (2413)
  • [2011-03-03 11:07]

Hi Richard,
Wonderful picture , excellent management of light and great atmosphere.
nasos k.

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  • ines8 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 754 W: 43 N: 97] (6122)
  • [2011-03-03 11:16]

Hi, Richard,
Amazing picture, beautiful and fascinating. I always loved the mist...
Warm regards,

Geia soy Richard,
magic shot, good framing, contrast and colors.I like the mysterious atmosphere.
Well done.
Filika, Giorgos

Very beautiful Rich,

I love there is no horizon... it adds mysterious atmosphere... very contemplative and dreamy image - a house in the middle of nowhere I can imagine what there is when the mist disappears - and perhaps it will come true - everything can change in any moment, remember?

And look what lives there in the water behind mist so thick that you could cut it - it is what Czech children are told by stories...
have a fun day


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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2011-03-03 14:50]

Hello Richard,
A beautiful photo with a great atmosphere which gives the thick fog that fills everything except the house. The yellow light gives color contrast and warmth to the gray and cold environment. Beautiful work!
Best wishes,

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2011-03-03 16:18]

Hi Richard!
Wonderful atmosphere! The mist, the pier and reflection, the light on... I really like this, the place and the way you framed it!

Hello Richard,
WOW, what a shot !!!!
stunningly beautiful. Outstanding and extraordinary.
Excellent composition, great piont of view, skillful management of light and hues of colors. Fantastic represented atmosphere of this place. CONGRATULATION!!!!! I like it so much.
Super shot.
All the best,

Hi Richard. A quiet and tranquil scene. Fine composition, very nice colors and light. It is an image of eye and soul. Very beautiful Rgds, Wolfgang.

Hi Richard
A very moody and dreamy shot. The lake shrouded in really heavy fog with the water line and horizon almost invisible with only the probably a boat house poking through and nicely lit to add some life and contrast. Nice static reflection jutting out to add some balance. Wonderful mood and composition. Exposure is spot on. Very well captured image, Congrats
Best rgds

Olá Richard

Fantastic! The light gives a magic mood to the image.Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations . TFS.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2011-03-04 0:02]

Hi Richard,
amazing misty landscape. Nice effect. Good composition and POV. I like it a lot.
Have a nice day.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9719 W: 157 N: 15685] (125127)
  • [2011-03-04 1:02]

Witaj Richard!
Fine place,
wonderful climate.
Good frame and composition.
Well done.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11871 W: 126 N: 21327] (109549)
  • [2011-03-04 1:24]

This pic is fantastic!!! What a atmosphere,what a place,i wish to be there!The composition is a great beauty,impressive camera settings for the best result,very very well done!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Bonjour, cher Richard,
Mon amour mon nombre d'or
Beau ramoneur de ma brume
Beau maraudeur de ma nue
Noue en bordure de ma demeure
Un bandeau brodé d'aurore.
Quelques vers pour rendre hommage à cette superbe réalisation.

Hi Richard
a cleverly seen and created image, a stunning light and it almost looks like the whole structure is suspended in mid air. Highly original and quite magical! Well taken.


Excellent reflections and light, no border between the water and sky is visible at all...


Namaste Richard,
it is just marvellous. Nice place and it looks so romantic with this dim light condition and the bluish tone on water. The cottage is superb to see at night. Great shot. Tfs.
Best wishes.

Hello Richard,

A very particulary athmospher fvery well collected, alitlle mysterious but too full of serenity.
Nice image too with a creative nad efficince composition with the differents elements well off-centred on the right.
Have a nice WE,

Hi my dear Richard

So fantastic photogenic shot indeed!
Very well considerd framework with big portion for blank and soft focuscus presentation are so wonderful. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good day and best regards,

Takero from Tokyo

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-03-05 0:11]

Bonjour Richard,
cette photo c'est vraiment de l'art, elle atteindra je pense, facilement les 50 critiques déloge. Ambiance calme, lumières subtiles, couleurs discrètes, il règne un calme fou et déstabilisant dans cette scène . C'est magnifique.
Excellent week-end.

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2011-03-05 1:20]

Hi Richard,
This is really impressive shot! What can I say...? I love your concept and execution very much. Congrats!
Warm regards, Malgorzata

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13917 W: 0 N: 16108] (170320)
  • [2011-03-05 2:05]


quelle douceur dans les tons, superbe iamge, ce couleurs, ce ponton et son reflet, un vrai miroir, quelle sérénité se dégage, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2011-03-05 7:13]

Hi Richard,

amazing this photo. On the first sight, I thought the house was on a cliff, then I note the reflex on the river. The dense fog bring mystery to the place as well as the lonely light.
Well done.

Hello Richard!
That's another very beautiful picture!
Special regards to the composition, chosen pov and management of light!
TFS - congrats,

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2011-03-05 13:52]

Hello Richard,
This is a highly aesthetic scene captured by you absolutely perfectly in the terms of composition, management of light and colors, and photographic qualities. A very masterful job!
Best regards,

Hello Richard
Amazing places you captured.
Wonderful pieceful atmosphere.
A beautiful arrangement of details in the photo perfect harmony.
Wonderful foggy effect on the water.
Fantastic colors.
Excellent composition and framiing.
A very good point of view.
Great job.
Best regards

Hi Richard
I adore this type of suspended atmosphere, between the day and the night, the light and the dusk. an indeed evocative photo. cheers...
have a nice day

Hello Richard
A fantastic moody shot...I remember seeing the first picture of this place from Kath (feather). The framing & composition has been exquisite & the artificial light on the wall acts as a great focal point. Fine shot!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15562 W: 159 N: 27210] (142886)
  • [2011-03-06 9:45]

Hi Ric
Une image superbe, une atmosphère a la fois mystérieuse et douce, un instant super bien capturer et réaliser
Belle soirée

Hey Ric,
you really made the grade!
This is a fantastic capture and a sooo nice composition.
Neat and essential and with a great atmosphere.
What else do we need?
Well done,

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  • finlay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 7 N: 311] (1583)
  • [2011-03-06 11:19]


Superb capture. The low hanging mist merges together with the lake to give a very mysterious feel. The boathouse and jetty are perfectly positioned and the dark shadows are illuminated just a touch by the light on the side of the boathouse.


quelle ambiance!!!
on a envie d'aller se refugier dans le petit chalet et d'admirer cette brume de l'interieur.
la lumiere rechauffe juste ce qu'il faut et laisse planer une atmosphere mysterieuse au milieu de ce lac perdu dans le brouillard

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2011-03-07 1:32]

mystic and affective picture as much again..very great timing indeed!
regards ;)


Hello Richard,

Wonderful landscape with superb composition. It seems to be something unreal. Congratulations!

Best regards,


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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2011-03-07 12:06]

Hi Richard,

late but not to late i want to tell you a few words about that really fascinating picture.. like that mood a lot! perfect framing and a perfect sharpness about the wall of the house..

have a nice week, see you soon, Bernd

Olá Richard,

Wow ...
What a wonderful composition.Good shot and good work to capture this image.
Excellent composition, very nice colours. I like the reflection in the water and quiet water.


Hi Richard. A wonderful scene full of mystery and good for a terror movie scene. The colors are fantastic and the pier and its reflection make a beautiful effect. Light was well captured, composition is great. Well done my friend.
Have a nice day.

Bonjour Richard,
Une des plus belles photos que j'ai pu voir !
J'aime cette atmosphère intemporelle avec ce ciel si bas qu'il ne fait plus qu'un avec l'eau. La maison du bord de l'eau est superbe de mystère.

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  • ingvar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 98 N: 391] (2106)
  • [2011-03-16 11:54]

Hello dear Richard,
What a fantastic atmosphere!

Inside this rustic house I imagine a fireplace, a nice dinner by candlelight, a glass of red wine quality ...
Eh ...
What feelings with just only one shot You've caused me, dear Richard!



Hi Richard
I can see why this photo is so popular for you.
its true what you said, it really does appear that the subjects are floating in the air.
a very mysterious atmosphere, beautiful for sure!!

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2011-03-18 9:52]

Unusual scene for me. Becaude of the mist it semms that this home is hanging high hihg in a cliff. Lovely work.
Best regadrs

HI Rich

What an amazing shot. It's like an optical illusion where your subject looks to be floating on air. The scene is so tranquil, I can just imagine how inspiring and peaceful it must have been for you (although probably a little cold?) Wonderful soft colours and exposition. Congratulations.

Warm regards

Hi Rich,
It's exactly that lack of line between water and sky which makes the beauty and originality of the picture !
The light in the boat house also gives it its eerie atmosphere.
Great composition with the house on the right looking into " Neverland".
Great job !
Have a good Sunday !

Hallo Richard,

A timeless photo.
Great light, great perspective and composition.
The fog creates a beautiful atmosphere.....I
love it.


Hello Richard
I really appreciate this type of composition!
Beautiful foggy atmosphere, very nice subject and lovely reflections!
Congrats for this great work!
Have a nice evening
Best regards

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  • sevy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2022 W: 320 N: 9] (58)
  • [2011-08-23 6:49]

I missed this one.
I understand the success of this post with the special mood given by the fog hidding the border between the water and the sky/clouds.


Hi Richard,

Very beautiful image with good light management and it looks mysterious with the fog and the reflection.

Have a good day.

Hola Rick, my friend from...England

Are you a rugby fan it seems?
But I already have told you who will win :)
OK, 13-8 is not so bad, lets wait but..
This capture goes to my favs , is really fascinating
Like a lot the ambiance given by the mist and the mysterious atmosphere

Greetings and congrats


Hi Richard! I love the feel of the endless horizon, the mist really adds an interesting and mysterious feel to the image. The reflections are really nice too and the yellow lighting is a nice contrast to the grey tones all over. Very serene scene! Great capture!


Nice to meet you on TE. This has mood, tranquillity and style. Eerie with superb tones and the small wharf is perfect for me. The yellow light gives the image a touch of warmth.
The kiwis stopped celebrating long ago now, I think we need to win one abroad now, its easier at home to win trophies. ;-)

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2012-02-18 21:00]

Hi Rich,

Really beautiful shot, I can see why it is among you most popular shot. I like the rather simple and minimalist composition the extra empty space gives a really nice feeling of the environment of Misty and foggy condition. I can see faintly the landscape behind of trees and forest. The time of day give the moody and mysterious atmosphere. I love it.


Outstanding exposure. Perfect light management and awesome ambiance.

Hello Richard
You've done very well to get such a sharp shot with only a car window for support! The atmosphere is superb, and the single lamp illuminating the boathouse wall is an important touch: it lifts the scene significantly.

Hello Richard
Beautiful image of a calm lake at a particular time of day. Very beautiful coloring and a special reflection on 'water.Nice and interesting note
Greetings and best wishes for good Sunday ... Marino

Hello Richard

Wow, unfortunately I`ve missed this one on earlier visits in your gallery. I like the mystic atmosphere where the fog wipes out the horizon. Very well exposed shot. Brilliant:) Thanks.

Best regards, Erling

Hello Ric, Beautiful image, not much I can add that hasn't already been said except to say that it looks like it was done by a professional, I mean that as a compliment. Very well done.

Hello Richard,
Fabulous, photo magic, so you have captured a photo with a mystical light
right.I congratulations, a warm greeting,

Hi Rich,
I like the composition very much. Beautiful colour contrast.Very well done.

Hello Ricx,

I just wanna to keep looking at the pic,It's like a dream.
i wanna to know where is this place to fly to there now hahaha :D
keep it up (Y)
regards from Egypt,

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