Langdale Boulders, Great Langdale

Langdale Boulders, Great Langdale

One of the best features of the Great Langdale area of the Lake District National Park are the Langdale Pikes, a range of peaks on the northern side of the dale. Here we can see the Pikes in the background across the valley with the Langdale Boulders in the foreground. When I captured this image I was driving through the area planning future photographs when the conditions were more favourable. Unfortunately I didn’t get the time to go into the field and explore these ancient boulders more closely.

Great Langdale Pikes

Great Langdale Pikes

Driving over the sharp and narrow roads from Blea Tarn into the Langdale Valley was well worth it for this view. I had scouted out the location the day before in the rain and knew that the sun (if it came out) would be in the right place if I got there in the morning. The light was perfect and casting fantastic cloud shadow patterns onto the crags on the opposite side of the valley.

Bridge End, Coniston Town

Bridge End, Coniston Town

This is the main road through Coniston Town. Although I didn’t get as much time as I would have liked to explore the town I thought this photograph was worth sharing. Particularly with the farmer on his quad bike, pulling a trailer in the foreground. On the right is Harry’s Resturant and wine bar and on the left is the Black Bull Inn.

Tarn Hows Lake

Tarn Hows Lake

This photograph is taking inspiration from an image I captured in Thirlmere a few miles north. The light was probably better this time around as the sun is lighting up all of the hills on the other side of the water. I really liked the reflection, but made sure I added interest and broke up the reflection slightly by throwing in a small stone. This caused the rippling water effect you can see on the left side of the water.