Dry Stone Wall in the Lake District

It was a very overcast day in November when this photograph was taken. A famous photographer once referred to these kinds of lighting conditions as “black and white days”. There is very little colour in this wall, but lots of texture in the details. In my opinion it looks a lot better as a black and white photograph. On this trip to the Lake District I stayed in a house near Ullswater, the second largest lake in the national park. I saw some interesting rays of sunlight and ran down to the waterfront to capture the photograph below. When I turned around to walk back to the main road, I saw this dry stone wall. It was much taller than I was, so probably 7 or 8 feet high – they are usually only half that size so it seems a little strange, but I felt it could make for an interesting photo.

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