Iced (Derwent) Water I am back from a trip to the UK (teaching on a course and vacationing with CY after). Crazy weather conditions (the coldest UK winter in a century!) meant a trip peppered with adventures: icy, snow-covered roads that were treacherous to drive on, made worse with a hired car that refused to start on several occasions in the cold, and which refused to climb a slope leading to our B&B in the Lake District! On my third visit to Derwent Water at Keswick in 3 years, I found an entirely different scene due to the cold weather conditions. The surface of the lake has iced over with the surrounding hills covered in snowy white. One man decided even to take a risky walk along the ice, reaching far into the lake, making almost two-thirds on the distance towards the nearest shore! We had fun skimming pebbles on the hardened lake surface, as they bounced and slid their way along.
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM : f/16.0, 1/200 sec, 15 mm, ISO 200. Click for location
Category: Landscape and TravelSunday, 12 Dec 2010 12:03 am