A weekend of Landscape Photography in the Lake District – Castlerigg, Derwentwater, Keswick, Ullswater and Red Squirrels!

Sunset at Castlerigg Hall Campsite

As it has seemed to turn into a bit of a tradition over the past few years, in the middle of April I ventured off for my annual landscape photography trip to Keswick in the Lake District. As last year I was meeting up and camping with a few photographer friends for what would hopefully be a great weekend of landscape photography and socialising. Unfortunately, after a dry spell, the weather forecast wasn’t looking great for the weekend we had chosen. So would it be worthwhile, or just a washout?

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Landscape photography and the art of timing – Kimmeridge…

Sunset at Kimmeridge in Dorset

Setting Sun – Kimmeridge

All of the photographs in this article have the same composition. They’ve all had the same, minimal post processing treatment and none of them have had any computer trickery applied to them – yet they all look completely different. As photographers, these days we have a whole host of information available to us that allows us to find excellent locations (such as flickr), find out which direction the sun will be rising and setting and tell us exactly what time this will be happening (my favourite is the Photographer’s Ephemeris). There’s one thing we can’t dictate though, and that’s the weather conditions you’ll experience when you turn up at your chosen location.

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Landscape Commission – The Peckleton Tree


A few weeks ago I was contacted by a lady who had found my details on a Google search and needed a landscape photographer for a one-off commission of a tree in Peckleton, Leicester as a birthday present for a friend. She needed the photograph supplied as a mounted and framed print.

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Boat on the shore at stormy Derwentwater!

This is another shot of the iconic boats on the shore at Derwentwater – this time the weather was quite stormy, which led to some lovely texture in the clouds!