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photoblog image Wasdale screes .

Wasdale screes .

                               Falling into Wastwater,  Englands's deepest lake.

Wasdale screes .

                               Falling into Wastwater,  Englands's deepest lake.

comments (21)

That red microbe plays a big role in this image, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Indeed, Ray, they need some scale, the screes are immense.
Terrific shot, Frank! Catching that boat gives amazing scale!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Elizabeth, it was too good to miss.
C'est impressionnant, le bateau paraît minuscule.
Frank L Croston.: Its a huge place, Martine, thanks.
OMG. I didn't "get" it, Frank until I started reading the comments and only THEN did I actually see the lake. The image was too big for the screen, so I made it smaller. WOW.
Frank L Croston.: Well you seem to like it Ginnie...smile So I'm pleased.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Jan 2019, 06:11
That looks massive Frank, more screes than I think I have seen before.
Frank L Croston.: There are more on either side, Andrew, I've not seen any larger, and its the only place I know in the Lakes where they are named.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Jan 2019, 06:23
This is wonderful.
What a moment for you that somebody was fishing there...I am confused that even somebody is fishing there. In this link ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wast_Water ) I read that the "lady of the lake" was found back, 8 years after she was murdered by her husband, thrown into the lake and came out almost as "new" as she was pitched in because of the lack of oxygen. (WIKI) says: On 9 September 2007, Wast Water was announced as the winner of a vote to determine "Britain's Favourite View" by viewers of ITV.
Frank L Croston.: Oh they weren't fishing Astrid, just canoeing. I remember the story of the murder. The favourite view is actually from the West end of the lake looking East, right along the lake with the Scafell's and Great Gable at the other end amongst others.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Jan 2019, 06:36
What I love about your pictures, Frank. is that they really make you LOOK
Frank L Croston.: I suppose thats a good thing, but I don't mean to make it difficult Elisabeth. Thank you.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Jan 2019, 06:49
On of the features of that particular area. The boat gives a whole different feel tot the sale of this.
Frank L Croston.: Just a lot of little rocks without the boat Alan...smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Jan 2019, 07:35
The composition is really made by the boat - terrific stuff!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Chris, yes, lucky they turned up.
Loch Morar is the deepest lake in the UK at 1017ft. This is England's deepest at 260ft.

This information is courtesy of Pedant's Corner
Frank L Croston.: I wondered who would spot that mistake, you win Bill...smile
Oupsss ..danger il faut être prudent là  ..
Frank L Croston.: Indeed you do, Claudine, not many, if any venture to that side of the lake.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Jan 2019, 09:03
The way you composed this picture, with the little bit of lake and boat, emphasises that immense heap of gravel. A showcase of how to handle a shot like this.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much Louis, much appreciated.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Jan 2019, 09:57
I don't see any water, any boat ...
Frank L Croston.: Water along the bottom, boat bottom left, Philine. smile
No way would any sensible person try and cross that scree slope.
Frank L Croston.: If you did, there is one place you would end up, and be wet, Brian.
I would imagine there are landslides here, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Regular ones Beverley, especially in rain and snow.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Jan 2019, 15:04
Like Ginnie, it took me a while to notice the lake - what a great picture.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much Anne, its a great place. A favourite.
This is quite incredible! Lots of erosion must take place here.
Frank L Croston.: Indeed Mary, There are lots of scree slopes in the Lakes, but I think these are the largest.
> The boat is so good for scale.
Frank L Croston.: You are right Jacquelyn, it wouldn't work without it.
If it keeps on like this, it will be England's shallowest!
Frank L Croston.: Ha, ha, thats a thought Tom....smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:35
Oh yes, sorry, sorry, I see now the tiny boat and the water!
Frank L Croston.: Ha, ha, glad you found them, Philine.
Superb. Inspired inclusion of the boat.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much, Graeme. Lucky they were there.

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