Kim and I recently took a short photography break in the English Lake District. For those of you not from the UK, the Lakes are in a small area in the north west of the country. They have England’s highest peaks, topping out at just shy of a mighty 1000m! Ok, not so mighty by world standards, but still a lovely part of the UK. As well as the fells (local name for the bigger hills), there are several large lakes nestled in the valleys, hence it being called Lake District name.
Apart from being one of the prettiest parts of England, it is also one of the wettest. We were staying in an old market town called Keswick, which is a few miles from Borrowdale, officially the wettest places in England. You’ve probably guessed by now that we struggled a bit with the weather which was made worse by a very deep low pressure system tracking north east not far off the west coast!
Below are a few of the photos taken at two locations when we had short breaks in the weather. The first shot is taken looking south down Ullswater, taken around the effective sunset. Effective in that the sun was down behind the fells just out of shot on the right.
The other shots are taken at Derwent Water, again late in the afternoon around sunset. The first is taken with a 10 stop filter (Lee Big Stopper) and the other is a composite of 10 photographs taken in series with a lee 3 stop ND filter. The light was diminishing rapidly for this set so each photo has an increasing amount of “additional” exposure added in Lightroom to try and maintain a degree of consistency.
All images were taken on a Canon 5D Mk II with a 24mm TS-E lens