This is an early morning photograph of Buttermere Lake in Cumbria.
This part of the Lake District used to be Cumberland but is now within the county of Cumbria.
I approached Buttermere (the little village is named after the lake) having travelled along the Honister Pass very early in the morning.
My wife and I were enjoying a few days away in Keswick celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and I slipped out before sunrise to capture something before the day really started. My wife is very kind and is used to my early morning escapades.
I was alone at the edge of the water and the only sound was a distant aircraft trailing through the sky. The lake was so calm and there was hardly a breath of wind.
As the sun broke through the heavy cloud to my left the most beautiful rays of sunlight stretched out across the lake before me.
I love occasions like this when I am the only person to see such beauty. It makes me wonder just how much more there must be that nobody ever sees!
I hope you like the image.
Please note that Peter adds new photographs to his online collection at regular intervals. In a bid to make sure that he remains in the real world he limits his time online!
Location: Buttermere Lake, Lake District, Cumbria.