The classic composition of Rannerdale and its glorious carpet of bluebells, although with a twist of taking a long 1-minute exposure instead using the Big Stopper. In the distance, Mellbreak (512m/1,680ft) rises suddenly from the shores of Crummock Water. The name of the valley, Rannerdale, comes from Old Norse meaning “Ragnar’s Dale” or “Ragnar’s valley”. =) http://goo.gl/wgtMDt
Rannerdale, Vale of Lorton, Lake District, Cumbria, England.
ISO100, f/11, 1m11secs at 13mm (19.5mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser, a soft 3-stop ND grad and 10-stop full-ND filter stacked on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000. The RAW came out of the camera rather dark so some exposure increase and shadow recovery was needed to get the correct lighting of the composition. The big stopper tends to impart a strong blue/purple cast too, so that was corrected in post.