2013 Photo Display in Grasmere
A walk around Buttermere
The Mining Hut
Coniston Old Man
Loughrigg Fell from Rydal
Haystacks and the High Stile Ridge
Great Gable From Honister Slate Mine
Helvellyn via Striding Edge
A low winters afternoon sun illuminates part of the Langdale Pikes before it dips below Crinkle Crags and leaves the valley.
Wastwater, the deepest Lake in the Lake District and quiet possible one of the most interesting, the view here is looking north down the length of the lake with Wasdale Head in the distance. The tree peaks of Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell are word famous, they form the logo of the Lake District National Park Authority. To the right you can see the famous Wastwater screes. Wastwater was previously voted Britain’s Favourite view in a ITV television program a few years back.
There are several Jetties along the Eastern shore of Coniston water in the Lake District. After a few attempts of capturing these Jetties I was looking to create something a little unique, something a little different than the usual. This particular long exposure shot blurs the water adding another dimension to the print. The planks on the Jetty leading your eye to the post and then up to Coniston Old Man. It’s one of my favourites from the area and the colours work really well with the Oak frame. What do you think?
The famous Wastwater Screes. A magnificent sight across Wastwater in the Western Lake District. This print nicely frames the Screes and one of the tiny Islands. Shot here in August with touches of green grass blending into the green water. The darkened fells above adding some interesting contrast.
I’m pleased to announce that 20 of my Lake District Framed prints are now on display in Wilf’s Cafe next to William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in Grasmere. A brand new range of square Lake District Landscapes are on display along with some old favourites. If you are heading to the Lakes in 2013 please drop in. There is ample parking on site and being right next door to Dove Cottage there’s plenty to do. Great food is also available from the friendly staff in Wilf’s.
With the country experiencing lots of snow at the moment I’m reminded of this scene looking into the head of the Langdale Valley. Thick snow and perfect blue skies. The ring in the foreground giving you an idea on the depth of the snow. As I post this it’s snowing heavily outside. Just need the blue skies.
This weeks view is looking over Buttermere to Fleetwith Pike, Warnscale and Haystacks. Taken on 30th December the low winters sun is setting over the High Stile Ridge and illuminating the side of Fleetwith Pike. Broken Ice on the shore a reminder of how cold the day was despite the warm light adding some warming further into the scene.
The image above is a scale representation of a 300 x 900 mm print with an 80mm mount and 80mm Oak frame.
Rydalwater is a small body of water between Ambleside and Grasmere. Rydal has been a frequently visited location of mine given good access from the South Lakes. I had the opportunity recently to take my two Boys Thomas 7 and Lewis on his last day as a 2 year old. Following on from our Buttermere circular walk I wanted to get back out with the Boys. I convinced Thomas that Rydal Cave was Batman’s Lake District Hideout so he was naturally interested in visiting.
As regular followers of my website will have guessed by now Buttermere is one of, if not my favourite location in the lake District. It’s natural beauty is by far in excess of everything else the Lakes has to offer in my view. I’m not sure why when I think about this remotely, but every time I visit it hits you right away, I’ve concluded it’s the scale, for such a small area along the Lake you feel penned in by the fells surrounding Buttermere.
It’s not all that often I sell mono prints of the Lake District. In previous years I used to sell about 50/50 split between colour and Black and White Prints today it’s more 100/1 in favour of Colour. I was pleased to receive an order for these 3 Black and White prints over Christmas. Printing them has reminded me that Black and White images can be equally as striking as colour ones.