Lake District Landscape Photography

Derwent Water, Lake District, Cumbria

A few shots from a recent bout of Lake District Landscape Photography on a weekend in the summer. I have visited the Lake District a few times, but this is only the second time I’ve been competent enough with a camera to get some good shots. My first location was Crow Park, which over looks Derwent Water in Keswick. The stunning panoramic above is my favourite shot form the trip.

Lake District Landscape Photography

Derwent Water, Lake District, Cumbria

I’d gotten up at 3am, which is pretty early for someone on a holiday! And to get some good landscapes, I decided to bet on staying near the water’s edge for the sunrise, rather than climbing a mountain as I did in my previous trip.

Derwent Water, Lake District, Cumbria

The colours of sunrise did not disappoint, and although the microclimate of the Lake District gave me plenty of cloud, there was a good break to let some stunning light hit the land and add some colour to the skies at sunrise.

Castlerigg Stone Circle

I couldn’t resist just stopping off for a moment to capture the early light on Castlerigg Stone Circle. I first photographed the circle back when I was 19, with a film camera in the early morning. My shots were terrible, so I felt I redeemed myself with this more considered shot, after 15 years of experience with photography!

Castlerigg Stone Circle, Lake District, Cumbria

My final shot of this morning was along the edge of Derwent Water, on a jetty. I’ve seen shots like this countless times in the lakes, so I was happy to try and get one for myself in my portfolio. I loved processing this photograph into black and white, concentrating on the pattern in the clouds created through the 4 minute exposure.

Derwent Water, Lake District, Cumbria

Lake District Landscape Photography – climbing up a mountain

View from Red Screes, Lake District, Cumbria
View from Red Screes, Lake District, Cumbria

By the second day of the weekend, I was itching to climb a mountain. I had to bring the camera, though it was the middle of the day and I didn’t expect to get any groundbreaking shots. I was pleased with a couple of these shots at the top of Red Screes, next to the Kirkstone Pass.

View from Red Screes, Lake District, Cumbria

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