Autumn in The Lake District

oak and ferns

In what is becoming an annual event, I spent last week in the Lake District with fellow photographers Paul Mitchell, Alistair Ross, Roger Longden and a flying visit from John Irvine. Despite fears of apocalyptic wind and rain the weather was actually reasonably kind to use with a good mix of sun and showers. All didn’t go completely swimmingly though – my favourite lens started sticking at anything slower than 1/4 sec which made it totally useless and I suffered my old bugbear – the detachable tripods leg. I also forgot to load the digital camera up with a memory card! Not to be put off I resorted to my 240mm lens and a trip to the local hardware store and a roll of gaffa tape later and the tripod was just about usable again. I also somehow managed to get some Portra and Astia mixed up which resulted in me inadvertently cross processing the Portra as E6 – amazingly, they didn’t come out too bad! I’ve still got a couple to process but for now, this is what I came back with.

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3 comments on “Autumn in The Lake District
  1. Paul Morton says:

    Certainly sounds like you had an eventful week up in the Lakes, I was gutted not to be able to make it across – always next time. Nice set of images Dav, I’m rather fond of the reflected branches and leaves in the water.

    All the best Paul.

  2. It was a great week. Some excellent photography here. Hopefully it won’t be a year until the next trip :)

  3. Paul Mitchell says:

    A great set Dav, I particularly like the inclusion of sky in quite a few of your images. Certainly braver than me as I spent most of the time trying to exclude it! Thoroughly enjoyed the company of everyone and look forward to next time.


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