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Lake District ALF Part 3

'Newlands Valley'
'Newlands Valley'


The Thursday turned out to be a bit of a wash out and none too productive photography wise. At dawn I found a promising view down over Buttermere Valley that can wait until better light.

After breakfast, we walked up Langstrath Valley to follow the beautiful stream and I tried my hand at an image over a waterfall that doesn't do much for me. Pretty soon the rain came in and having left my waterproof trousers in the van I got drenched. We ended up eating lunch back at the hotel. With the photography over for the day, the chat and pickie sharing started and that was pretty much it for the day.

The final Friday was much better with some superb light as we climbed Catbells. It was great for digital work but my first LF image over Derwent Water suffers again from the wrong use of film. Velvia couldn't cope and I should have known it.

However, shortly afterwards I made what for me was the image of the week (above) over Newlands valley. It is simple but subtle. I remember as I made it, Joe shouted out not to shoot when the white buildings in Little Town were lit and the subtle lighting has helped to make the final image.

We finshed the workshop at Watendlath Tarn were I took a fancy to some interesting trees. It was another case of almost but not quite as I think the simplicity of the base of the image is fantastic. But I could find no way to resolve the top part of the picture, despite going higher to help separate the branches of the trees from the background.

'Three amigos'
'Three amigos'


It may grow on me. And that was that. A fantastic workshop.