Showcase gallery of images from the Lake District national park Cumbria.
Duke Of Portland
The Duke Of Portland boat house on Ullswater.
Honister Pass in the Lake District National Park.
A misty late afternoon on Derwentwater is the location for this image. With Castle Crag in the centre of the frame.
Castlerigg Stone Circle
The last light of the day casting a warm glow on the snow capped mountains viewed from Castlerigg Stone Circle in the Lakedistrict National Park.
Lord Of The Rings
A stream running along side Honister pass that Neil Bage landscapes and I visited on Sunday afternoon. We scouted the location on Saturday deciding to return the next day for hopefully some better conditions. The place kind of reminded me of Lord Of the Rings or the Hobbit. Those boulders and tree trunks covered in vibrant green moss and and the sharp contrast of the bare boulders and branches give a real ethereal feel to the image. I have to give credit to Neil for the composition as it was his making and agreed that the gate really makes the image work.
Buttermere Sentinels Haze
The Sentinels on Buttermere. This was the first image I made on Sunday morning but the haze was so bad I was unsure how it would work once I got it in to post processing. I'm happy to say that I'm quite pleased with the results. Shooting direct into the sun was problematic with a lot of haze, a polariser helped reduce the effects. It's a rather different approach to the usual shot I have seen in the past with softer more muted tones due to the haze.
Three of a Kind
These lovely barns lined up in the fields make a lovely composition. We see these barns dotted around the landscape where ever we go not normally giving them a second thought. But they have real character within the landscape view and add a sense of refuge to a somewhat barren land.
Low Force in Teesdale. This image was made on my first ever visit to the area which is one reason for slipping it in to my Lake District gallery , I do not yet have enough images from the area. For me its on the way back from the Lakes so I feel I can include it for now. This shot I adored for the colour and vibrancy the light was giving off on the day. Melt water from the recent snow had put the Tees into spate and this part of the falls is not normally like this. The Scots pine hanging to the edge of the rocks adds to the overall composition contrasting so nicely with the white aggressive flow of the falls and the rich blues of the sky.
Yew Tree Farm
A beautiful scene of Yew trees on a farm track in the Lake District National park.
Whinlatter Forest Spring Colour
Whinlatter Forest Spring time is a place to explore. At this time of year everything is fresh and vibrant with saturated greens. Combine that with a beautiful day of blue sky and white clouds scenes like this make you feel on top of the world.
Sunset over Honister Pass
I have had this image in mind since our last visit to Honister Pass back in January 2018. The subtle outlines of the fells that criss cross and overlap each other make your eye wander through the image and finally rest on Buttermere naturally framed by the scree slopes of Honister Pass. A feeling of calmness symmetry and order is what I feel this image portrays. I hope you enjoy this image and thought.
Langdale Pikes & Blea Tarn
After a night of heavy rain and an amazing lightening display I awoke the next morning after camping overnight on location to this incredible cloud formation. To the west of my location the sky was bright but overcast and to the east these swirling aggressive clouds drifted with ever changing patterns. Maybe it was the updrafts from the Pikes causing this phenomena but whatever was going on I was glad I was there to capture it.
Woodland Trees Dodd Wood Cumbria
Trees in the mist at Dodd Wood near Keswick. Morning mist made for a softer image when I made this shot. With autumnal changes a splash of browns I felt was a nice addition to the overall composition.
Dry Stone Walls Lake District
This dry stone wall and small Rowan tree in the Lake District caught my eye one late afternoon. Near to sunset the sky was starting to catch the low sun which was generating the yellow hues in the clouds. The bracken was starting to turn in places which is signaling a time of change to autumn.
Stock Ghyll, a tributary of the River Rothay, tumbles down through a series of waterfalls to the centre of Ambleside, passing under the famous Bridge House. During Autumn the colours are simply stunning which is one of the reasons for making this image.
Stock Ghyll Foot Bridge
An autumnal day in the Lake District at Stock Ghyll, Only a short walk from Ambleside is this small bridge that crosses the stream. Working in the flow of water using a 2 second exposure captures a wonderful display of the seasons colours.
Continuing with autumn in the Lake District national park this is Clappersgate Bridge. Easy to find as it's on the side of the B5286 between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge. Captured with some slight mist in the air it made for a perfect autumnal morning in the lakes. With a 2 second exposure giving flow to the River Brathay and I wisp of movement in the trees gives a sense of calm and peacefulness.