Buttermere in the lake district national park has to be one of my favourite places in Cumbria. We have visited here many times now and this year was a bit more of a highlight as we managed to climb Haystacks. I would have liked to have taken along all of my usual equipment along with me but that’s for another time. I wanted to talk about these images and the dedication you have to put in to get them.
I’m sure some might say “Ah but you photoshoped those reflections” , nothing could be further from the truth. It’s all about putting the effort in to getting them.
I always know what I want in an image beforehand, time spent on preperation knowing where the location is first and then working out a time suitable for the light to be in the right place is a start. I use an app on my phone called sundroid which can tell me where the sun is at any time of day any day of the year, very handy once you have found the location but the lighting is wrong this little app can give me an indication of when to return.
The wether is the next factor. Wether forecasting is a good way to get an idea of how it’s going to fair but I have this attitude to just go with whatever it’s doing on the day I just go and enjoy it anyway. If as in these images you want reflections then mornings are a must. The wind is always at it lightest in the morning and that’s key to reflections. I will return as many times as is needed to get the shot and it’s taken me some 2 to 3 years sometimes to get the image I want but perseverance will pay off in the end. You only get shots like this by putting time and effort in to it. Unless your lucky.
Hope you like the images and come see some of my other stuff on my Ebor Images Facebook and Twitter accounts. Look forward to seeing you there.
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Hi and glad you came across my site and me. I'm a passionate Landscape photograpaher from York, North Yorkshire, England. I started to seriously photograph landscape images in 2010 after giving up my lifelong passion for course fishing. It was quite a natural progression for me having spent most of my young and adult life chasing that red letter day of bagging up a net full of fish while spending a day in natural beautiful surroundings, been on the bank of a lake or river from dawn to dusk and witnessing some incredible sunrises and sunsets along the way. After a bitter divorce in 2010, my whole life changed and what once was changed. My passion for fishing had gone. My passion for the great outdoors though still remained and photography had always been my second hobby. I decided to mix the two together as a distraction from the past and over the last few years its changed my perception of life. I still end up seeing the sunrise and sunset I loved to witness on the bank, I still get to enjoy the great outdoors but it takes me further afield to explore new avenues, venture to new highs, see new places, share new visions and ultimately get that cracking shot. Its addictive fun and a pleasure to do. I hope you enjoy get something from what I share and I look forward to bringing more of my visions and techniques. Drop me a line any time. Mark