I wonder how many times I’ve driven past here. Thirty, forty, fifty or more. A few times I’ve stopped, parked, and taken a photograph. I’m not sure this shows the full potential of the view, but it’s close. The trees are bare of leaves which helps. Imagine the tree on the right and how it might obscure the view. You don’t want that. The colours are muted which adds to the effect. What I’d ideally like to see is storm light with dark skies, accentuating the foreground. The Derwent river flows down the Borrowdale valley and ends at Derwentwater. Just before land becomes lake, you find these marshes. The hills are Maiden Moor.

 

Derwentwater Marshes

Monday February 2, 2015