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April 22, 2012

Walking to Buttermere – diptych

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 06:26

The spirit of the Lakes:)



  1. You certainly caught the spirit – swathed in low cloud! Is the position you are in common to both photos: looking either way? The two go well together with the bleakness of the higher ground shown well in the top shot, how the trees struggle, whereas in the lower picture the trees can push up without the wind savaging them. At a guess the house is a hotel but whatever it is, its position takes advantage of shelter and yet allows views of the hills. Your b/w is just right for conveying how the place looks in those weather conditions. A very effective diptych.

    Comment by zavaell — April 23, 2012 @ 06:34

  2. That’s quite a different view of Cumbria – seen many times, yet I’ve never taken pictures. Really sums up a regular approach to the high peaks. A good choice of tone and contrast to convey the mood, too.

    Comment by doonster — April 25, 2012 @ 13:01

  3. Very evocative although we prefer the Cumbria and Yorkshire to the East of the M6. A guided walk with our teenage daughters in horizontal freezing rain has entered our family history. On another walk, daughters off doing outdoor activities, we sat eating our packed lunch on a high rock in the sun looking over a lake and chatting to a granddad with his granddaughter. I said that I couldn’t understand why folk crammed themselves into the lake district when this side of the M6 was similar, so beautiful but peaceful. He said I was right but he asked for a favour. What’s that I asked? Don’t tell anyone. For those that know I’d like to say I’ve ridden my mountain bike over Buttertubs Pass three times, I know its not relevant to this photo but there are some things in life that you just have to find the opportunity to put into conversation when you can.

    Did I say I like the diptych?

    Comment by Rex — April 26, 2012 @ 21:09

  4. These were close together, but not quite the same spot. Same rain though – they’re not far apart on the roll.

    Over the years I think I’ve seen more of this Cumbria than the other, but there have been memorable times in all weathers.

    MArtin, did you live up there at one point? I seem to recall from a website in the past?

    Comment by sojournerphoto — May 1, 2012 @ 21:36

    • No, I’ve not lived up there but have spent considerable time. While I was living in Europe I used to make an annual trip and had been visiting for several years before that, too. A bit trickier to get to from SE Asia!

      Comment by doonster — May 1, 2012 @ 22:08

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