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As the sun sets over Buttermere

Anna Shaw

Westgate on Sea, United Kingdom

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Nikon D200: Sigma 10-20mm lens
7 exposures ( +/-3)
F20 1/45 ISO 100
Processed on Photomatix Pro
Edited in Photoshop CS4

We spent a wonderful couple of days here at Buttermere in the Lake District National Park – looking over Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks. The light was just wonderful with the sun just peeking over Haystacks before dropping behind the mountains.

The lake is 1.25 miles (2,010 m) by .25 miles (400 m) wide, and is 75 feet (23 m) deep.1 A place of considerable scenic value, it is situated towards the head of the valley of the River Cocker and is surrounded by fells, notably the High Stile range to the south west, Robinson to the north east, Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks to the south east and Grasmoor to the north west.

The village of Buttermere stands at the north western end of the lake, and beyond this is Buttermere’s twin, Crummock Water. There is a path around the lake which is about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) long, and at one point runs through a rock tunnel beneath the locality of Hasness. Access is by road, from Cockermouth in the north west; from Borrowdale via the Honister Pass; or from Braithwaite and the Newlands Valley via Newlands Hause.

The Lake District Series

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