My first trip to the Lake District.

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The Lake District is a place I have wanted to photograph for a while. I live about two hours drive from the Lakes so getting there is more than a day trip for me. The last few months have been very stressful, so the opportunity to spend three days in a place as scenic as the Lakes was a no brainer.

I had researched a few places to visit and looked at a few walks to complete that was good for beginners and decided on Loughrigg Fell which is very close to Lake Windermere. This location has a great view of Rydal, Grasmere and Windermere lakes. It was also very accessible from Ambleside where I stayed.

I spent three days in Ambleside at the YHA on Lake Windermere. It’s a very good and low budget place to stay. It cost me about £80 in total for the three days, which in Lake District terms that was an absolute bargain. Two of the three days was spent travelling, so I had a few hours on the first day, one full day, then a few hours in the morning on the last day.

On the first full day, I had to change my plans as the fog descended on Lake Windermere, and I could only see around 6 feet in front of me, and as a relative newbie to fell walking, I thought it would foolish to climb a fell using a route I did not know well, in such inclement weather as fog. One for another day!

Anyway, I decided to stay on Lake Windermere, capturing some of the boats in the fog and the still waters of the Lake. It made some great minimal shots. Sometimes bad weather can turn in our favour. I won’t lie in saying that photography on this day and in the conditions wasn’t challenging. The fog was really fooling my camera’s exposure system, and I often had to compensate to get the right image. It was certainly a great learning curve and I have really learned how to photograph in the fog over the last month, between this and my day in my local woodland on my last vlog. Challenging but great fun.

Here are a few images I took in this vlog.

I have truly found the magic of the Lake District, and I now realise why people rave about visiting the area and seeing the wonders of the area. It’s a place I fully intend to visit again.

I hope you enjoy the images and the vlog. Please leave a comment below or on the vlog. Thanks for watching it.