Reflections in Windermere

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is Reflecting.

Unlike parts of north America, the UK has been enjoying a spell of dry weather. Hubby and I made a trip to the western side of largest expanse of water in the English Lake district – Windermere. There was hardly a breeze and the waves were lapping gently on the shore.

The photo I have chosen is the one with the clearest reflections. What is different about this photo is that the white masts are strongly contrasting with the woodland behind them. This gives a clearer reflection than where the contrast is less. Reflections of the masts against the sky are less distinct.

Reflections in Windermere
Reflections in Windermere

I am planning to post other photos from the same trip in future posts in the Visitor Attraction category.

A Weather Wish

This week’s photo challenge from the daily post is Wish.

Low cloud
Low cloud

It is easy to wish on a grey day like today that the sun would shine and the beautiful view appear. However the grey days help me to appreciate the sunny days and the weather phenomena all the more.

22 degree halo
22 degree halo

The second photo taken two days ago (through glass) was a real treat (or blessing). I enquired on Twitter and @CumbriaWeather told me it was a 22° halo. I was a little confused at first as the halo was an arc with an obtuse angle. Having checked the link provided in the reply to my Tweet, I began to realise that the angle was to do with reflection through ice crystals.

I wish many people living in towns and cities where the view is obscured by “the houses in between”, could regularly enjoy skyscapes such as these.