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Grisedale the Hidden Bridge

Secret Photo Location in the Lakes
Grisedale Major
07/04/2020
I had just left the Aira Force waterfall as I explained in my last blog and was on my way back toward the Langdale Valley with the intention of going to Blea Tarn.

I had parked in the small Aira Force car park on the A5091 so was now heading toward Ullswater and taking a right on the A592 towards Glenridding with the lake on my left.

As I drove along I noticed a flash of brilliant colour coming from the lake, I was going too fast to stop, so had to drive on to Glenridding Bridge before I could do a U-turn.

On getting back to where I thought I saw this burst of colour luckily there was a parking spot directly opposite. I had both the Canon 5DSR and the Fujifilm XT-3 in the car but decided to use the Fujifilm handheld as I need to crawl through a bush to get abetter view of the colour.



As you can see from the image the old boathouse was enveloped in a curtain of colour with the mountains in the background.

As the camera was handheld I had to contend balancing a high shutter speed while maintaining a reasonable ISO level, the camera details are below.

I have never seen this location in any books or internet sites and am not sure if I just came across it at the right time or if this is an annual display.

Location Grid Reference NY388165


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Camera Settings

Camera Fujifilm XT-3
Lens XF 18-135mm @ 50mm
F 7.1
Shutterspeed 1/110
ISO 1600

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