Today’s Photo

Victorian Falls.

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The top quarter of the Sourmilk Gill Falls in Easdale near Grasmere in the Lake District National Park. Sometimes the best hikes and photo tours are the ones that are unplanned. This happened the other night when me and Lisabet decided to check out the Easdale valley and the falls and thankfully we got some lovely light. 

Sourmilk Gill streams from Easdale Tarn, which is further up the path you see in the photo. It gets its name from the milky white colour of the water as it tumbles down. This photo represents only the top quarter of it and it falls quite a long way, visible from quite a distance near Grasmere. Me and Lisabet had lots of fun clambering and scrabbling around the waterfall to get some good compositions. =)

Shot with my trusty Nikon D7000 using a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 ultra-wide angle lens, ISO100, f/13 at 11mm. I shot a bracket of three frames to get all of the available light and even then I had to make the dark exposure darker to help pull out the cloud textures and colours in the sky. All exposures were blended together to control details in the highlights and shadows, I particularly had to watch out for the waterfall, which can often become overexposed if you’re not too careful. =)

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