I have to say that we’re absolutely spoilt for beautiful landscape locations in the Great British Isles. I was on holiday just after Easter in the Lake District with my family and took the opportunity to scout out some locations to do on a planned photo trip in the next few weeks.
With the road between Grasmere and Keswick still shut after the horrendous damage caused by the flooding over the winter we decided to check out the Ullswater Steamers and head to Glenridding.
The route we had to take was along the A592 from Troutbeck Bridge. This took us up towards the Kirkstone Pass, thedown into Patterdale. This trip took us around 20 minutes, bit it was absolutely breathtaking - whilst driving along I even tried to get the kids interested with what was outside the car windows rather than what was in front on them on their ‘devices’!
You can imagine my brain was on overdrive. Making mental notes along the way of where I could come to. One that really stood out was Brotherswater. Brothers Water is one of the smallest lakes in the Lake District and than lies along the A592 as you drop down into Hartsop Valley. On a still day the reflections of Hartsop above How peak are supposed to be absolutely stunning.
I was able to pop out before everyone rose on the last full day we were away, and pop back to Kirkstone Pass in the morning. Not really knowing the area it was difficult to estimate how the sun might creep into the valley so it was more a recce than anything. Well, the light was amazing, but sadly, it was blowing a gale so there was no way I was going to get and reflections. So, on my way I stopped on at a small carpark half way down to shoot this view as the light darted up the pass towards me.
I have a few more of the hour or so I spent checking it out and will share over the next few weeks. But there will also be a sunset shot planned here as well!
Canon 6D / Canon 24-105mm lens
Cokin XPro ND Medium Grad Filter
Focal length: 96mm