I love the Lake District, almost as much as I love Iceland. The weather is just as unpredictable, with the result that there is potential for wonderful light, which feels extra special if you’ve had to wait days for it. When I last went, in October, I was spoiled by pretty much perfect conditions the whole time, but this week just gone I had to wait almost a whole week between finding a beautiful location for a classic Lakeland image and actually getting the photo I wanted.
On our first day there, we found a public jetty on the shore of Windermere, just a half mile walk from our cottage, but the weather was wet and grey with little going for it. However I knew that if we had a nice sunset, the west facing aspect meant there was the potential for something special, and on our last evening before leaving, the sunset I had been waiting for arrived, resulting in the final shot in this collection.
Warning: contains dog