Doug Shepherd

Doug Shepherd

Posted on 06/14/2017


Photo taken on April 12, 2010

1/250 f/7.1 7.7 mm

Canon DIGITAL IXUS 750



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Cumbria
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United Kingdom
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Buttermere
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HFF from Buttermere, Cumbria, England

HFF from Buttermere, Cumbria, England
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Buttermere is a lake in the English Lake District in North West England. The adjacent village of Buttermere takes its name from the lake.

The lake is 1.25 miles (2,010 m) by .25 miles (400 m) wide, and is 75 feet (23 m) deep. It has an elevation above sea level of 329 feet (100 m). A place of considerable scenic value, it is situated towards the head of the valley of the River Cocker and is surrounded by fells, notably the High Stile range to the south west, Robinson to the north east, Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks to the south east and Grasmoor to the north west.

There are two possible origins for the name "Buttermere":

One, that Buttermere means "the lake by the dairy pastures" (from the Old English "butere mere"). Whaley suggests this as the correct interpretation: " 'butter lake, the lake with good pasture-land', from OE 'butere' 'butter', conveying the fertile nature of the flat alluvial land at both ends of the lake, plus 'mere' 'lake',..."

Two, that it is the corrupt form of a personal name. Robert Ferguson asserts in his 1866 work, "The Northmen in Cumberland and Westmoreland" that Buttermere derives from the Old Norse personal name "Buthar", as in "Buthar's mere" (lake). This accords with local tradition, which says that the valley of Buttermere was part of the holdings of an 11th-century Norse chieftain called "Buthar" (sometimes spelt "Boethar").

Tess Mc Kenna, autofantasia, Bill Robinson / kinderbill, Betty【ツ】 and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo


28 comments - The latest ones
Fratton Parker
Fratton Parker
Great image,nearly posted a similar "fence in the water" from Brecon but that'll wait for another day. HFF Doug, have a good weekend too. ;)
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Fratton Parker
Thanks very much, glad that you like it.
2 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Fabulous low PoV! I love the reflections and the stones in the water, a well placed fence! HFF, Doug!
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Gudrun
Thank you very much, I;'m happy that you like it.
2 months ago.
Adele
Adele
A beautiful image of a splendid place.
HFF and a nice weekend, Doug
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Adele
Thank you for your appreciation.
2 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
BLUE ..tiful reflections.
HFF and a nice weekend.
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thank you very much Jaap, glad that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
2 months ago.
Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall
Nice shot good POV beautiful colour-HFF!
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Richard Nuttall
Many thanks for your appreciation Richard.

Best wishes, Doug
2 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
An interesting landscape well captured; HFF, Doug!
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Valfal
Thank you very much Valfal, glad that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
2 months ago.
Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira
Splendid light and wonderful shot! HFF, Doug!
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Dimas Sequeira
Thank you Dimas, gld that you like it.

Have a good day, Doug
2 months ago.
S Drury
S Drury
What a cracking shot from this low angle Doug making the most of the view / fence and reflections

Wishing you an HFF and a good weekend

Best wishes ... Steve
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to S Drury
Thanks very much Steve, much appreciated.

Have a good Sunday, Doug
2 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
HFF, Doug ! And thanks for the text !
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Ulrich John
Thank you Ulrich, glad that you like it.

Have a good day, Doug
2 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
A very scenic spot in England. Perfectly captured.
HFF Doug.
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Tacheles
Many thanks for your appreciation Tacheles.

Have a good day, Doug
2 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
A lovely HFF shot Doug. The setting is beautiful and the water looks so cool and clear. I like the options you have provided as the origin of Buttermere, The first option makes perfect sense, although I feel a little swayed by the romance of the notion of a Norse chieftain!
8 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Ecobird
Many thanks for the kind words and appreciation. I have to admit I rather go with the first option, it just sounds right when you look a the geography of the place.

All the best, Doug
7 weeks ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Just PERFECT !!!!!!!*************
8 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Betty【ツ】
Many thanks for tour kind words Betty.

Best wishes, Doug
7 weeks ago.
Bill Robinson / kinderbill
Bill Robinson / kind…
Great reflections Doug, also like the low angle, nice work...YS...All the best, Bill.
8 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Bill Robinson / kind…
Thank you very much Bill, glad that you like it.

Best regards, Doug
7 weeks ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Beautiful scenic shot. HFF Well done Doug Regards Tess
5 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Tess Mc Kenna
Thank you very much Tess, glad that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
5 weeks ago.