Lake District Landscape Photography | Lake District Photography
Recently I took a little break from weddings, portraits and editing in the office and took a trip up to the beautiful Lake District. I enjoyed spending some time with some terrific friends and taking photos for my enjoyment. I have not done much landscape photography, so this was my serious attempt at having a go in one of my favourite places.
Who better to learn from then the newly crowned Landscape Photographer of the Year over these 3 days. I made sure I was all kitted upend wrapped up warm. I’m glad I did as it was bit wet and wild. Thankfully we did get dry weather over the weekend and managed to capture lots of photos of some of my favourite Lakes backdrops.
Above is one of my favourite places. Derwentwater, this one of is the jetties where the hopper boats drop off, via Keswick.
Here are a few snaps of me in action during the Rydal, Wastwater and Derwentwater Jetty trip. It was a really fantastic time, and I’d love to do it again at another time of year to get the contrast in the skies and the landscape. Two of my very dear friends, Dave and Angela who has been a fantastic support over the last year and have pushed me on to grow my photography business, also came along and we had a right laugh as chatted and joked over the course of the few days. Thanks, Angela for the photo of me on a rock in a river through Rydal and Chris for the drop shot at Wastwater
As a child, I often visited the Lake District with my family, we played by and swam in Derwentwater as we visited Keswick, usually during the summer months. It brings back lots of happy memories, including probably my most favourite place in the Lakes. That place is Ashness Bridge, just a beautiful little stone bridge across a stream that runs down to Derwentwater.
As part of the trip, we took a trip down to Buttermere with a couple of stops offs on the way to see the old water mill, Honister Pass and then onto Rydal to see the waterfalls and the little grotto. It was a bit of a challenge getting down the precarious muddy bankside with almost nothing to hold onto, but it was worth getting the shot from down below rather than the standard shot off the bridge. The lone tree at Buttermere was another challenge as it was a torrential downpour and we had only brollies for shelter. We ended up covering each other to get the shot and then swapped. I think it came out really nice and moody.
The final day we headed down to Wastwater, literally in the middle of nowhere! We got lost on the way there and headed there on the backroads, but we made it despite the roads’ frost. We did lose Dave for a bit though, but we found him in the end 🙂
We arrived in time for sunrise, but we didn’t get much of one; however, the light was really nice and provided some stunning photos with the mountains in the background. It was cold but thankfully dry, and we had a nice cosy pub and lunch awaiting us a little later.
One of the final shots at Wastwater is below; I love the moody sky and the light creating across the mountains, adding to the curvy road leading off into the distance. This will be one of the photos that I get printed for my wall.
Well it was a great trip, and as I said, I’d love to go again but for now, enjoy these photos, and if you wish to purchase any prints, please visit my online gallery…