Moody Evening at Derwentwater, Cumbria, England by Bob Culshaw

Moody Evening at Derwentwater, Cumbria, England by 

A 10 frame (portrait mode 2 sweeps of 5 shots) HDR panorama of this wonderful location.

It had been a beautiful day and I was hoping for some sunset shots here BUT the clouds rolled in and I had to settle for a moody evening shot instead. There was still sufficient light to give a tone on the water.


Canon 400D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM Lens @17mm. ISO 100, f16, 3 exposures per frame -2,0,+2 EV’s.

Image size 33ins x 22ins

Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4, stitched in Autopano Pro and tweaked in CS4

100 views and 9 favouritings at 16th November 2010

Derwentwater is one of the principal bodies of water in the Lake District National Park in North West England. It lies wholly within the Borough of Allerdale, in the county of Cumbria.
The lake occupies part of Borrowdale and lies immediately south of the town of Keswick. It is both fed and drained by the River Derwent. It measures approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) long by 1 mile (1.6 km) wide and is some 72 feet (22 m) deep. There are several islands within the lake, one of which is inhabited. Derwent Island House, an 18th century residence, is a tenanted National Trust property open to the public on five days each year.
Derwentwater is a place of considerable scenic value. It is surrounded by hills (known locally as fells), and many of the slopes facing Derwentwater are extensively wooded. A regular passenger launch operates on the lake, taking passengers between various landing stages. There are seven lakeside marinas, the most popular stops being: Keswick, Portinscale and the Lodore Falls, from which boats may be hired. Recreational walking is a major tourist activity in the area and an extensive network of footpaths exists within the hills and woods surrounding the lake. (Source: Wikipedia)


  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    This does need to be viewed larger to appreciate the wonderful atmosphere and detail. Those white birds against that dark and brooding sky are a triumph. Fabulous composition and exposure. I love this.

  • Thank you so much Anna, certainly a magical evening. Yes extremely lucky to get the Seagulls, particularly with shooting for HDR. xx

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 4 years ago

    I like that Bob:)

  • Thank you Svetlana, I am so pleased you like it.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 4 years ago

    This is an absolutely stunning HDR work Bob, well done.


  • Thank you so much David for such a complimentary comment. Truly appreciated.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    this is simply fantastic Bob and has to be a fave.x

  • Thank you so much Catherine, so glad you like it, and thanks for the fave! xx

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Moody indeed, super work Bob …

  • Thank you so much Tom, it’s good to hear from you.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 4 years ago

    Excellent dramatic and moody image!

  • Thank you so much Randall, I appreciate your visit.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

    Super picture, Bob! Very moody indeed!

  • Thank you so much David, hope you are well!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • SteveMG
    SteveMGover 4 years ago

    Great mood captured here Bob !

  • Thank you so much Steve, I appreciate that.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • kenmatcham
    kenmatchamover 4 years ago

    Stunning image Bob, a fav.

  • Thank you so much Ken.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 4 years ago

    Excellent work with a fantastic (dramatic) mood

  • Thank you so much Thea.

    – Bob Culshaw

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