Taken with a Canon 50D, Sigma 17-70 lens at 17mm, F16, ISO100, shutter speed 1 to 1/4 seconds, edited in Photomatix tweaked in Photoshop

Buttermere – the lake by the dairy pastures – is 1 1/2 miles long, 3/4 of a mile wide and 75 feet deep. The classic combination of lakes and mountains has made this popular with visitors since the beginning of tourism in the Lake District. A visit to Buttermere is principally for its natural attractions – as the area offers some of the best walking country in Lakeland. There is a footpath running round the perimeter of the lake, and lovely walks to the summits of Haystacks and Red Pike.


lake, reflection, district, buttermere, haystacks


  • Christopher B.
    Christopher B.over 5 years ago

    Nice HDR. This is a very beautiful scene!

  • Cheers Christopher, the Lakes District looking stunning today, I took about 500 shots!!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • funkybunch
    funkybunchover 5 years ago

    great shot, nice reflections

  • thank you very much for your comment

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    Just spot on mate….

  • Cheers Jason, I set off at 6am to get the sunrise but nothing materialised, in years gone by no sun = no shots for me, I’m a learning!!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Mark Heller
    Mark Hellerover 5 years ago

    Great light and reflection. Great capture.

  • Thank you Mark, I could have stopped and atched this view for hours!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • WJPhotography
    WJPhotographyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work shaun…..how do you get such smooth water?

  • Thank you Wendy, my outdoor iron worked well ;)

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • bamagirl38
    bamagirl38over 5 years ago

    This is soooooooooo beautiful !!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much for your comment

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 5 years ago

    Stunning tones and composition! I would love to take a hike around this lake..such a beautiful place!

  • Thank you very much, it is my favourite part on the Lake District

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • gothgirl
    gothgirlover 5 years ago

    ooooooo, perfect

  • Thank you very much

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • denise romano
    denise romanoover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot : )

  • Thank you Denise, your comment is very much appreciated

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • JamieGreen
    JamieGreenover 5 years ago

    Very nice. How come you had it so smooth up the top end. It was dire down in the south lakes.

  • Thanks Jamie for your comment, pure luck matey ;)

    – Shaun Whiteman

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