21st October 2012
Buttermere is one of the those locations that can be very hit and miss, sometimes you will arrive and it’s a bit flat and lacking any real interest. This was not one of those days.
I’d had a call from Jim Howarth, a friend and talented photographer, not long after getting my camera fixed and we decided we would give this spot another try.
As we were setting up on the lake side a low mist was rising in little eddies.
In Scandinavia they sometimes call these tendrils of vapour “Elves” which I think fits thier fleeting nature very well.
The valley receives sunlight quite late in the morning due to it’s aspect and this is one of the things that makes it so atractive to photographers.
The waters are often very calm and the lighting gentle.
As the light creeps in it slowly illuminates the famous pines at the tip of the lake. With conditions like we had this day it would be difficult to avoid seeing good shots.
As the sun cleared the mountain tops we were left with the Autumnal colours of the fells to finish out shoot.
Looks like the camera is working again...
We moved on looking for another location and ended up near Barrow in Furness, possibly the longest cul de sac in England.
The only thing that caught my eye was the huge off shore wind farm, one hundred and thirty three windmills if I count them right.