Walking from the car park on the main road towards Elter Water you end up following the path along the river bank. The above photograph is looking west across the river and although the light was very bright and contrasty, I wanted to record this wonderful sky and how it was reflecting off the relatively still water. Although it was a little cold at the time of year I took this photograph, I can imagine it being a great spot for a picnic in summer when the temperatures should be warmer.
Although not one of the larger lakes and arguably one of the more difficult to drive to, Blea Tarn is in my opinion one of the most photogenic. Particularly from this side looking across the water towards Blea Rigg, seen here with some interesting cloud patterns / shadows. Due to the bright but rather bleak landscape, the trees on the left of the frame really stand out well, which was the focal point of this photograph.
Kendal Parish Church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity is a large Anglican church in the centre of Kendal, seen here from the opposite side of the River Kent. The centre aisle is 800 years old and in its heyday, a congregation of 1100 was regularly accommodated. Due to the over cast weather on the day I visited Kendal and the style of architecture I felt that the final photograph looked better in black and white.
Although this is very similar to a previously published photograph of Tarn Hows, I could decide which one I preferred and in the end had to share both. This one has the rippling water effect much closer to the camera and a more even distribution of light. I had to wait a couple of minutes for a dog to get out of the water as I wanted the landscape free of distractions.
After taking the main symmetrical photograph of Coniston Pier at dawn I decided to try some alternative angles, because I don’t like getting up so early just for one photograph! Well most of my “experiments” were pretty disastrous and have been subsequently deleted but I liked this one enough to want to share it. The three posts seem to lead the eye across the water to the two boats of the far side of Coniston Water. Looking at the final photograph closely I probably should have noticed the small distracting details on the horizon line far left and to the right of the boats, the could have easily and quickly been cloned out.