Happier Times

The weather’s been pretty dreich this week, especially today. Temperatures have barely advanced above 10°C despite it being the middle of June. So here’s a happier shot from a couple of weeks ago, taken from the shores of Elter Water.

Like most Lake District/Cumbrian/Northern England place names, Elter Water gets its name from Old Norse, the language of the Vikings. It was originally named eltr vatn, meaning “lake of the swans”. In fact you can see a couple of swans in the lake of this photo.

Camera: Sigma dp0 Quattro
Lens: built-in 14mm f/4.0
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/16
Shutter speed: multiple
Software: Sigma Photo Pro, Photomatix, Nik Collection, Affinity Photo