The Infamous Valley
I had a free day today so I decided to have a hike up Seathwaite,
a small tributary valley that branches off glorious Borrowdale
in the Lake District. Seathwaite
has the distinction of being the wettest inhabited place in England, seeing 3,552 millimetres (140 in) of rain per year. In fact, in 2009, Seathwaite
received 314.4 millimetres (12.38 in) of rain in a 24-hour period, a major contributor to the 2009 Cumbria Floods. http://goo.gl/mgKmon
This composition I grabbed by scrambling down the back of Stockley Bridge.
It’d been raining heavily all night and in the morning, resulting in waterfalls everywhere. This river, Grains Gill, was raging in particular and the fast moving clouds let the sun peep out and flood Allen Crags
(785m/2,575ft) at the head of the valley with dreamy light. =)Stockley Bridge, Seathwaite, Borrowdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England.
ISO100, f/22, 1⁄10sec at 16mm (24mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser and two ND grad filters stacked, a soft 2-stop and a soft 3-stop. Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Nikon D7000. The long exposure look was created by shooting 50 exposures at 1⁄10sec. Averaging them together whilst editing gave me the effect of having shot a single five second exposure using a 5-stop ND filter. Processed in Rawtherapee’s Velvia 50 film emulation, dodged and burned in GIMP.
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