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Lake District

There are fewer places more breathtaking in England than the Lake District. The almost endless expanses of water, surrounded by towering fells never fails to provide a spectacular photo opportunity.

We visited at Christmas, so the mountain tops were snow-covered, the roads icy and the winds bitter, but this crispness gives a new dimension to the Lake District experience. This is especially apparent with the light, which starts to diminish as the sun drops below the horizon during the course of the afternoon at this time of year.

Whilst I took many breathtaking landscape photos, my hunt for a more raw and urban subject matter was particularly fruitless. With tourism such a key income-provider for the area, all of the towns and villages were pristine and, even at this time of year, overrun with walkers, riders, ramblers and runners helping to keep the industry thriving.

Perhaps my favourite set of photos (all three in this blog) were taken at Derwent Water. Perhaps it was just the light at that time of day, but I'm really pleased with the results. So much so, that the Jetty Under Repair image will make it on to the list of pictures on display at the Denbies exhibition in February.

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