Wastwater is in the west of the Lake District National Park in NW England.It is England’s deepest lake at 79 metres (258 feet). The view here was voted Britain’s favourite view in a tv poll.
The fells (mountains) at the head of the lake include Scafell Pike,England’s highest.Its height is 978 metres (3,209 ft)
Looking left to right here we can see Yewbarrow (616 metres), behind that the ridge of Kirk Fell (802 metres) and the cloud topped fell of Great Gable (899 metres). Catching a spot of sun on its lower slopes is Lingmell which is a subsiduary summit of Scafell Pike ,the top of which is just out of sight behind the slopes of Illgill Head at the side of which are the famous Wastwater Screes.
Taken on 22nd Jan 2011 with a Sony Alpha 350 DSLR 18-70 lens,single RAW tonemapped in Photmatix Pro4 (painterly effect)
Featured in Beautiful North Of England-UK & Style,Class,Elegance Jan 2011 and Tell Your Photo Story Feb 2011
The Wasdale Road