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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Still – Long exposure at Derwentwater in the Lake District

A long exposure shot from a recent trip to Keswick in the Lake District.

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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!

Boat on the shore at Derwentwater, Keswick

If you’ve been to Keswick, you’ll know that this is one of the iconic images of Derwentwater – the little boats for hire, where people can take some time out and just relax on the water. Bliss!

Again, this photo was taken using a Canon 500D and 18-55mm kit lens, and again a 10 stop neutral density filter was employed to smooth the water, and remove any people from the shot.

Millennium Stone, Derwentwater, Keswick, Lake District

This is an old photograph from my first trip to the Lake District in September of 2009. This photograph of the Millennium Stone in Derwentwater was taken with a Canon 500D and 18-55mm kit lens. The smooth water was created by using a very dark filter which increased the length of time it took to take the photograph to around 20 seconds.

And no – I didn’t put the stone in there in Photoshop!