: Lake District Sunset Photograph – Keswick

A few hints and tips on photographing a Lake District sunset


One of the best places to watch the Lake District sunset is the Ashness boat landing located just a few miles from my home town of Keswick. After a pre wedding location shoot, the sky kept building up to one of the most striking sunsets I have recently seen. Would you believe I was packing my gear away and heading home for tea? Derwent Water is one of my favourite locations for landscape work, there’s approximately 3 miles of photographic coverage to be had! Take a trip on the Keswick launch to appreciate a different perspective with stunning 360 degree panoramic views.

How did I photograph this sunset scene?…….. Don’t forget your tripod for photographs like these as your aiming for depth of field and ideally a slow shutter speed, depending on the effect you have in mind.  My camera settings on the canon 5DMK 3 were 3.2 seconds and f22 using ISO 50. More photography training courses are scheduled for September 2013 with options of one2one training, or groups of up to six. Please enquire should you wish to take your photography to the next level via email or telephone.

Interested in the photographic equipment used to create this image? Canon 5D mk 3, The new MK 2 Canon 24-70mm L series lens, Canon timer remote controller TC-80N3, Lowepro Vertex 300 AW bag, not forgetting my new tripod from 3 legged thing! I have always been a fan of lightweight travel tripods and Brian (the tripods name) fits in with what I need. Carbon lightweight and compact all contribute to a good friend like Brian.

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Lake District Sunset Photograph - Keswick

The video above was captured using a combination of my DJI Phantom Quadcopter (Drone) Canon 5D mk 3 and the GoPro Hero 3. It’s been really exciting making the transition from flying Helicopters to using a quadcopter. The aerial view sunset was captured high above Keswick town with Skiddaw pictured in the distance. The still images were captured looking across Derwent Water during one of the most stunning sunsets I have photographed around Keswick.

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