Wet but worth it

05th November 2013
On a recent trip up to the Lakes (end of October '13) I went with two aims..one to capture the Buttermere Pines on a calm autumn day and the second; to capture the autumn colours on Derwentwater.

I set off on a dreary day from Cockermouth and headed through Lorton and onto Buttermere. As I headed up the valley the weather deteriorated and it was obvious I wasn't going to get the Pines with the soft orange brackens reflected in the Lake. In the end I couldn't even see the tops of the fells as the rain gathered momentum. I got soaked in the end but the trip was worth it...

As I trudged back to the car I stopped for five minutes to watch a beautiful Red Squirrel foraging amongst the fallen autumn leaves. Definitely worth getting wet for.

The second objective was achieved early the next morning when I managed to capture the first light as the sun shone it's first rays over Waller Crag onto the island and the far shores around Portinscale.

Though the art of photography might be all about light, the act of capturing a landscape often leads to other rewarding experiences like the Red Squirrel or the Otters earlier this year on a previous trip up to the Lakes.

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