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Another photograph from our lovely little TE meeting ten days ago in the English Lake District, this time looking southward from the north of the lake called Buttermere with the steep slopes of Fleetwith Pike at 648 metres (2126 feet) seen in the distance on the right.

Buttermere is a lovely little village and this lake nearby is also called Buttermere. It is believed that there are two possible origins of the name Buttermere. Firstly, it is possibly derived from the old English words butere - dairy pasture - and mere - a lake. The second explanation is that large numbers of Vikings settled in this area in the 9th and 10th Centuries and, in the 11th Century, this area was part of the holdings of a Norse chieftain named "Buthar", hence Buthar's lake or Buthar's mere.

Whatever the derivation of the name, both the village and the lake are beautiful and these two young photographers were keenly trying to find the best viewpoints for some interesting shots.

ISO 200, 1/400 sec at f/8, focal length 70mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1985 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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