When the Victorians started to enjoy the Lake District they used pocket mirror devices to compose their favourite views. It was quaint but slightly ridiculous, because the beauty of the place concerns it wildness and its scale. Their viewing glasses were a kind of transient photography but more suited, I think, to places such as this where you have to work quite hard to identify pleasing compositions from quite tame terrain.

 

Chorlton Water Park: Lake View

Sunday February 10, 2013