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I've been wanting to come here for ages to Finnich Glen, so after shooting a (very dissapointing) sunrise at Ullswater while heading out to the West Coast I decided to divert to here.

The weather was (as is usual for me in these parts) pretty horrible, overcast, and raining on and off so I didn't know if I'd be able to get anything but at least I could recce the site out if not...

It's not an easy place to get to without specific instructions, and even then on this day it was like an absolute bog getting to the top of the glen before dropping down the most awkward set of 'steps' I have ever come across with the aid of a few ropes tied to some nearby trees.... once safely at the bottom in the gorge mouth though it is completely worth getting covered in the red mud that seemingly gets everywhere, absolute stunning place and like something from another world, a secret location tucked away from everything, truly amazing place.

The rain didn't seem to be getting through the tree cover above, or it had stopped so with decent light falling into the glen I was good to shoot, spent a good hour or so here and got quite a few images from the visit, this being the first I've uploaded, becuase the light is so low in the glen so dont need much filtration apart from a polariser as was the case here, the most important bit of kit needed for here is wellies or waders.... and a big bag to put them in back at the car as you will be carrying a few more pounds of mud than when you set off !

That said, totally worth it.

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A ridiculous time of the morning to be up and about in Scotland taking pictures, but the early birds gets the worm so they say... 3 Geese on the loch obviously think the same, just awoken from their slumber by the sun gently rising over the hills casting the first light upon the very fog laden waters of Loch Rusky.

Mornings like this make you so glad you got up (when you really didn't want to), there was a lot of time this morning to just let the scene develop and that meant lots of time to just take it all in, something which isn't always possible as dawn light changes so quickly, the fog acts as a great diffuser for the light allowing things to be slowed down a little.

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Another hard drive find taken the same day as the last shot (which incidentally is my Birthday) A well shot location in Yorkshire but that doesn't put me off as every visit is potentially different. Cauldron Falls or West Burton Falls if you prefer... flows through a particularly gorgeous bit of rocky woodland.

Despite it being the middle of Summer, the weather had been extremely wet a few days prior to this (OK so that's not that unusual for the UK..) I decided to stop off here to see if there was some good flow in the falls and wasn't dissapointed, there was also some luscious colour in the foliage around the falls reminscent more of Spring than Summer but I wasn't complaining. Not long after I got a couple of shots here it poured down yet again and another dash back to the car was needed.

A local hostelry may have provided a place to dry off and 'refuel' :-)

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As the title suggests this really was the depths of Winter... and a few days that were the coldest I can remember in this area.

I've posted one different image from this morning before but had totally forgotten about this one, as you do.. I was getting together some images for the club I'm in to put forward for a forthcoming CPAGB qualification, and I found this one lurking about, the guy doing the talk on it said I should definitely enter this as one of my 10 images, again another case of forgetting about images in a set with intentions of posting them up later on, then simply and moving onto the next and forgetting all about them, I'm murder for it..

So seeing as he liked it and I've discovered it again I thought I'd remedy matters and post it up as once again we are entering into the depths of Winter, thankfully not quite at this stage yet though, makes your bones freeze just looking at it!

The balancing of the exposure wasn't the easiest here to get that mist right against the backdrop but being one of those unusual occasions where the land is actually brighter than the dull snow laden sky helped with that.

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Following on from the last image, this was a very impromptu trip out, and it has to be said probably the single most fruitful photography trip I have ever had in such a small amount of time.

While we were here shooting the mist on Brothers Water I kept looking back urther along the Lake, tried various things but there wasn't really any sort of composition I was happy with but I knew there was an image to be had somewhere, as I remarked to Mike at the time. As the sun rose higher and was hitting the mountain tops it started cascading further down from the perfect angle, and for a few moments it lit the entire of the shoreline here illuminating all the reeds and trees while the mountains to the rear were still in shadow and the whole matching contasting scene was reflected perfectly into the still lake....

A quick run up the shoreline ensued and I knew exactly what I wanted to shoot, big lens on and zoomed into the far end of it, it turned out to be a 10 shot vertical panorama of the scene.

Shortly afterwards the scene had changed entirely and the moment was gone, always pays to keep looking around.

Mike's done a Vlog of the trip which you can see here, give it a watch it's really good. -

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVZ389TxrTM&feature=youtu.be


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