Working on the presentation project for Windermere Reflections is proving to be a delicious challenge, in no small part because of the rain. However I’m taking the viewpoint that as water is such a huge part of the Lake District experience I should embrace it fully and incorporate it’s vagaries in my images.
These images were created during a long day wandering the banks of Rydal Water and Grasmere after spending time in the woodlands around White Moss.
The ethereal quality of these shots is largely due to the constant rain and dampness of the day. It was unseasonally dull so long exposures were the order of the day.
The background of this image is rushing water, blurred to abstraction by a shutter speed of several seconds.
Bright autumnal colours made an interesting foil for these ferns that grew luxuriously on the ancient trees on the banks of Rydal Water.
Despite countless family trips to Rydal I was blissfully unaware of the caves until this visit. Approaching from White Moss meant it was an easy climb to the largest of the caves. Fish swim in the dark depths here too.
As the light began to fade I continued working. The shutter speeds began to fall from several seconds to minutes even though I was using quite high iso settings. A Kata rain cape kept everything reasonably dry too.