Lake District

Discovering the Lake District

For some reason I have never really appreciated the Lake District. Whenever it came up in conversation I could never quite grasp the allure. Maybe this was because I remember wet and cold holidays from my childhood, probably resenting the fact that I had been dragged away from my mega drive.  I also became preoccupied with wanderlust, always looking for adventure on foreign shores, dismissing what England had to offer. 

Over the last couple of years I have begun to really appreciate everything around me, making a conscious effort to be present and enjoy the moment. To say the least my attitude towards the Lake District has changed with my last few visits. 

With this new found enthusiasm we headed for a couple of days of family time in the Lake District.  In the past I might have taken my camera and not use it, but I have recently set myself a challenge to try and tell a small story whenever we have a day out or mini break. It helps to keep things interesting photographically and also gives me an opportunity to try things a bit different away from a work environment.

On this particular trip I decided to have a play around with using a square format. I've seen some very good work using square format and wanted to see how the approach to composition may differ. Any way here are the results. It was a fun couple of days and I have to say I am hooked on both the Lake District and square format photography.  

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Winter break to the Lake District

Well I have been away for a few days to the lovely Lake District for a bit of relaxation with the better half. That was the plan anyway, it started out nice enough, driving through the lovely countryside. I was planning on doing a bit of landscape stuff as it is not something I do very often and is definitely not my strongest photographic genre.

As we approached the lakes it was obvious that things were going to be good as snow topped mountains and white fields came into view. What was unknown to us was that Mr Tom Tom, our guide on this journey, had decided to take us through said snow capped mountains. Bring on the Kirkstone pass. I have no doubt that in the months of summer this road is a thing of beauty and for anyone who likes to pretend they are Petter Solberg, driving heaven. On this day though it kind of resembled what I like to believe hell frozen over would look like. Snow and ice was being thrown at us from a very angry looking cloud at the summit which the road disappeared into. Our car gave a valiant effort, before we were forced to reverse back the way we came. Luckily for us a gritter came along, which meant we were able to continue on our journey.

Anyway the snow provided some breathtaking scenery and I did my best to do it justice.

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