A marvellous walk in snowy winter conditions – although it was April. Buttermere is a beautiful lake which you can walk around in a few hours. The surrounding hills are some of the best in the Lake District, partly because it’s an area of ridges and plateaux. You stay high – and the dramatic views are across to Pillar which I photographed (above) among others.
Some walks you never forget. It was a cold day but not challenging, the air clear and the colours distinct. Sometimes very simple pictures are best. A few lines, some balanced shapes, drama and beauty captured; not so much the big views of the hills but a more selective focus with water, ice, reflection, last year’s grass and a distant mountain. Having said that, I also took stunning pictures of Buttermere looking in the other direction.
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