Christmas is approaching and my weekends or any free time I might have are now going to be taken up with preparing for the festivities. Photography will almost certainly take a back seat until the new year. I can’t complain though as I’ve had plenty of opportunities recently and managed to get out regularly since the the start of the autumn season. Some friends and I had planned a few days in the Lake District and booked three nights at Keswick Youth Hostel.
It is always a gamble booking a trip so far in advance but luck was on our side as the weather and conditions were almost perfect for our final outing of the year. No rain at all for the duration of our stay together with fresh, frosty mornings and a dusting of snow on the peaks. All the elements were in our favour!
Although I’ve visited the Lakes several times I’ve never previously spent enough time there to do it justice or capture an image that I was pleased with. Having three full days on this trip enabled me to see a great deal more and really enjoy my time in this beautiful area. Although some locations were tight and required quite a bit of jostling between our group for positioning our tripods the trip was a success and we all managed to capture plenty of images that justified our expense, effort and time.
The image of Ashness Jetty on Derwent Water at dusk is my favourite image of the trip. It is the iconic Lake District setting and if it had been the only image I’d come home with I’d still have considered my trip a success. I enjoyed my time in the Lakes and from now on any future visits will be allocated at the very least an overnight stay to enable more time to really appreciate and savour this beautiful part of the country. I can’t wait to return.
Fuji X16-55mm f/2.8
51 secs @ f/8