5 Of My Favourite Photographs From The Lake District (with exif)

I really love the Lake District. I live about 20 minutes from the Lakes, I have a dog, I love photography — so I’m there almost every day. Sometimes I leave my camera gear at home and just rely on my iPhone, because (and if you have a Golden Retriever you’ll know) keeping an eye on a exploratory dog and trying to take professional quality images is just not a great combination. It requires skill and patience and focus (pun intended, did ya like it? 😂).

So without further ado, let me share with you 5 of my favourite photographs that I took in the Lake District throughout 2020.

River Leven at Sunset

River Leven meandering down from Windermere into Morecambe Bay. © Ben Ravetta — 2020

I love this image. This was taken on my DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, with the Hasselblad really putting the work in here. At scale, and possibly if you zoom into this image, you can see Ulverston’s Hoad Monument silhoutted against the setting sun. It’s just beautiful. River Leven is a freshwater river, noted for its Freshwater Salmon population.

Settings

ISO 100, 10.26mm at f/9 at 1/320

Camera

Hasselblad L1D-20C, 28mm f/2.8

First Snow in Grizedale Forest

A small tree covered in snow stands alone in a clearing of woodland, surrounded by taller trees further back
A Tree stands out in the woodland, under a small canopy clearing covered in snow © Ben Ravetta — 2020

I loved creating this image. I’d been looking for something like this all year. As soon as snow hit, I was out here in the woodlands of Grizedale Forest looking for this shot. As I walked deeper into the woods, hoping to get lost, this tree caught my eye from a distance. Singled out, in front of it lay a small patch of snow, almost like its own reflection or shadow.

This is the result of 3 bracketed images, merged together in Photoshop and edited in Lightroom.

Settings

ISO 100, 17mm at f/10 for 1.3 seconds, bracketed 0.7 left/right

Camera

Nikon D780, Tamron 17–35mm f2.8–4 Di OSD

Dinner time at Ullswater

Sheep gather round bales of hay for feeding time © Ben Ravetta — 2020

Ever since I first entertained the idea of buying a drone, I had this shot in mind. This was taken after a long, unsuccessful day trying to find a composition. I was on my way back home when I saw these Herdwick sheep feeding from the roadside. I pulled over and got the drone ready, launched and took this shot from a suitable height so as not to disturb them. This is cropped from the original image, which I felt didn’t get close enough to get a good feel for what was happening.

Settings

ISO 100, 10.6mm at f/2.8 at 1/50

Camera

Hasselblad L1D-20C, 28mm f/2.8

Sunrise at Wrynose

I have driven Wrynose Pass countless times. It’s an amazing place. But when it rains, or has been raining, it becomes something incredible. Waterfalls fall down the fells from every angle, passing underneath the long, meandering road that runs through the valley. I took this photo after a bit of exploration at “the top” of Wrynose Pass. I headed out at Sunrise looking for something spectacular. The Sunrise itself wasn’t that impressive, but I took this image and was happy with it. This is a blend of 3 bracketed images, stacked.

Settings

ISO 100, 17mm at f/16 at 1/6, bracketed 0.7 left/right

Camera

Nikon D780, Tamron 17–35mm f2.8–4 Di OSD

Grasmere in the Mist

A Moody Grasmere Lake — © Ben Ravetta — 2020

The Lake District is always special. But, it’s on the rainy days when the atmosphere is most impressive. This shot, taken across Grasmere, is one of my favourite images from my portfolio this year. Grasmere is timelessly associated with the famous English poet William Wordsworth, who lived here for several years during his lifetime.

Settings

ISO 125, f/3.5, 90mm, 1/100

Camera

Nikon D780, Tamron 90 mm F2.8 VC USD

I hope you enjoyed these images from the Lake District. If you did, check out more on my Instagram @iamjustinvisible.

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Ben Ravetta

Ben Ravetta

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Obsessed with creating. Probably #Autistic. Likely #ADHD.