Jetties from another angle: Blue

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To say that jetties are popular amongst photographers is an understatement of the greatest proportions. They make ideal subjects – motionless, simple structures pointing out into serene landscapes, perfect for long exposures and eye-catching leading lines. But it is tricky to find a way to photograph them without taking a shot that has been repeated a thousand times over.

Coniston Water
April 2013
Canon 5DIII with 24-105 lens
ISO200, 60mm, f/8.0, 1/125s

Inspired by James Bell’s shot of a jetty post at Monk Coniston (I think…), I took this shot at Water Yeats, at the southern tip of Coniston Water.

I focused on a single jetty post, in an attempt to capture something of the tranquility of one of my favourite spots on Coniston. Taken on a crisp April morning at Water Yeats, the sun had just emerged over the hills on the western shore of the lake and bathed the scene in a soft, warm light. The wind had yet to disturb the surface of the lake, which was itself reflecting the brilliant blue of the sky, and for a moment, everything was perfect.

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