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.