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" Autumn in Loweswater "

Date & start time: 25th / 27th October 2012, valley sunrise starts.

Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited : Loweswater and the Mosser Road.

Walk details :  A short drive and very little walking.

Highest point : the Autumn colours.

Walked with : Myself.

Weather : Two fine, sunny and superb Autumn mornings.

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The woods of Holme Force are often on our agenda for an attractive local walk, be it a bright day, a snowy day or just a dull one.

However, with Autumn upon us and with a bright morning sunrise, when the first rays of the sun climb over Robinson

and shine down the length of Loweswater, the woods come alive with a riot of colour.

If you judge the morning, can be there at the right moment and have an element of organisation about you,

the pleasure of that special shot could be yours . . . let's hope it will be mine today.

Location . . . the eastern side of Loweswater . . . park the car and drop down the short embankment to the lake.

Calm Waters looking across at Holme Woods and Carling Knott.

A slight morning breeze ruffles the surface and alters the reflections.

I am not alone . . . a gentleman is out walking with his dogs on the other side of the lake.

The morning sunlight is lighting up the trees.

The multi-coloured canopy of the mixed woodland is most dramatic at this time of the year.

As I wait and watch . . .
. . . a bird gives a marvellous flying display . . .
Twisting and turning over the water . . .
. . . catching the morning insects in mid-flight.

I'm a little late today and the wind has got up spoiling the reflections

so I go in search of other views.

From part way up Mosser Road I can look down on Holme Woods from above.

The classic Beatrix Potter film-view of the lake.

Below me is Askhill Farm.

Across the way, Hudson Place Farm

and its neighbour to the right, the house simply called "The Place".

Looking down on Myresyke and the northern end of Loweswater.

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The second morning I made an earlier start . . .

As yet the sun wasn't showing above Robinson Fell and the valley was still in pre-dawn mode.

Down at the lakeside with a view up to Hen Combe and Mellbreak with Red Pike in silhouette behind.

The lake is beautifully calm today.

The view across to Holme Woods.

Reflections of Burnbank Fell.

A wider panorama from first light.

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It was so beautiful I stayed a little longer and talked to a fellow photographer who stopped by.

The sun is brighter now . . .

. . . the colours and the reflections more intense.

Zooming in on the woodland near the bothy.

Autumn at its best.

A few stones add a foreground to the image.

I was thinking of leaving but then the quietness of the morning was broken by a flight of geese.

They flew in from the north . . .
. . . illuminated by the morning sun
Dropping down over the woods . . .
. . . and finally circling in . . .

. . . to land in the centre of the lake.

Watergate meadows.

It really was time to go now.

The best of the show was over, breakfast was waiting,

and with a bit of luck we'll have a full day of sunshine and a fell walk with the dogs later, on this rather special Autumn day.

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Linking it that together and making a final panorama of the morning.

Click here or on the photo above for a larger version of this Loweswatercam photo

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220, my Canon G10 or 1100D SLR digital cameras.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

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