Virginia Waters, Surrey, England by Chrissie Taylor

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This was one of the first shots taken with my new Canon 7D, Exp 4secs, f/22.0, 55 mm, ISO 100 and I used a ND 8 filter
It was very windy and taken mid afternoon not very good conditions for a long exposure… but I couldn’t resist. It was very difficult to get a clear shot as there were lots of people wandering about…. I would have preferred to have taken a wider angle but too many people!
I hope you like it.

Virginia Water Lake lies on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park, in the borough of Runnymede in Surrey, England.

Virginia Water Lake was originally little more than a stream, which existed from at least the 17th century and may well be named after Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, the lake itself was begun in 1746 by William, Duke of Cumberland who was then Ranger of the Park.
During World War II, the lake was drained, as its obvious shape provided enemy guidance at night to Windsor and other important military targets in the area.

Recently the lake has been used by the crews for the Harry Potter films for lakeside scenes. The Scottish alternative was deemed unsuitable due to the number of midges.


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  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 4 years ago

    considering the difficult circumstances you had to capture this I think you’ve done an amazing job! Love it :)

  • Thank you very much… wont be happy until its perfect though. :(

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Thank you for your kind words Kathy

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparalmost 4 years ago

    Great Work ..!!

  • thank you so much. :)

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Bramley1
    Bramley1almost 4 years ago

    Nice capture!!

  • Thank you….

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • relayer51
    relayer51almost 4 years ago

    Stunning shot Chris, the more you look at it the more you see. great work. regards mark.

  • Sorry for my late reply…. Thank you very much Mark for your kind words,

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work!!!! Congratulations on this well deserved feature!!!

  • Thank you very much Monica…. i’m very excited lol

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your beautiful feature in “Live & Let Live” ~ Warm wishes ~ Lynne

  • Many thanks Lynne….:)

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank You Evelina, it is a lovely surprise :)

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladiealmost 4 years ago

    If you find the time, I’d love for you to add this in the Hometown Photography Group! It’s just lovely! Thank you, Stephanie ~ host

  • Thank you Stephanie – many thanks for the invite, I will add it now!

    – Chrissie Taylor

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