Loughrigg Round Up

With a few gigabyte of images still to work my way through the poor weather may have been a blessing in disguise this weekend. For the first time in a while I wasn’t able to get out and about adding more images to the queue waiting to be processed, and actually had some time to sift through my existing files. Sitting in front of a laptop is a poor substitute for being out in the field, camera in had, but it is an essential part of the workflow process that gets the pictures from the camera to the screen!

I’ve published a few of the resulting images from a very productive trip last weekend. First up are the last of the images from the shoot on the banks of Windermere. These shots were taken just after the sun finally cleared the nearby fells and spilled its light across the lake. The last mists of the pre-dawn are boiling off the lake like a pan of simmering water enhancing the light and colours.


I then moved on to another favourite spot up at Loughrigg tarn. The sun arrives late here due to the surrounding fells, so the ground was still crunchy underfoot with the previous nights frost. In fact the whole area was a sparkling winter wonderland.As the sun began to send the first fingers of golden light across the tarn side, the frost steamed away to leave startling fresh greens that contrasted so well with the areas of shadow still white with frost. For interest I’ve added a few shots I took of this spot earlier in the year to show the changing seasons.

I had a happy hour trying to capture these scenes in what should have been a beautifully calm and serene day. It would have been, if not for the resident goose who took an instant dislike to me, (or maybe my collie), and made his feeling known long and loud! The serene stillness you see in the images was, for me, accompanied by the angry honking of the Goose who followed me from spot to spot to shout his annoyance!


My latest batch of prints also arrived this week meaning I was busy mounting and framing and packaging them off to happy customers. Its always a pleasure to see my pictures in the flesh as opposed to just on a screen, and even more of a pleasure to send them off to people who like them enough to buy a copy!

I was also delighted this week to see one of my images chosen by the “Lake District Cumbria” facebook page to promote this fabulous part of the world. Its well worth signing up to this page if you love to wallow in beautiful photogrpahs of Cumbria!

Contact me if you are interested in a print. Prices start at £20 (inc PnP) for an A4 high quality print, but all sizes and formats available.



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