Lingmoor Fell Sunset.
If you follow me on Facebook then you'll probably be aware that I haven't posted for some time, in fact it was back in March that my last post went out. Since then I've had my ups and downs with photography due to covid but I've still been running workshops where possible or rather when covid guidelines have dictated. In addition to that I've amended the blog section on here to allow me to make more regular posts for people to see and to minimise time at the computer and duplicating work. So, here is my first post on my website in the section that I've now titled 'Latest Work'.
Anyway, if you follow my Facebook page you'll see many views like this as it's one of my favourite places to visit and one where I like to run workshops from when conditions are right. This view is of the Langdale Pikes (right) with Side Pike (near left) taken from the lower slopes of Lingmoor Fell. I'd been here the evening before but with little success, mainly due to the sun being obscured by the clouds which were heavy enough to block out most of the light. The following evening I was running a 1-1 workshop with a client where initially conditions started off pretty poor, although I had high hopes after viewing the weather forecast that we maybe blessed with some nice light, albeit briefly.
After showing Steve (my client) around and checking out various compositions things started to improve and it looked like we might get lucky with the light. The sky was beginning to colour up nicely, but with the amount of cloud around and the sun now getting lower chances of getting direct light on the foreground had faded. That said, you didn't really need it much because the glow from above really did add some vibrancy, and I particularly like how it was adding colour to the stone wall. Needless to say Steve was pretty chuffed to have witnessed such conditions and it was a perfect start to the few days he had booked in with me on his visit here. Over the coming weeks I'd visit this location again, not only with other clients but on my own as I was eyeing up other compositions which I thought might work. For me this location at this time of year works really well as the sun is setting just out of frame to the left which offers some cracking side light if you get the right conditions and it can still catch the foreground before the sun dips behind the higher peaks.
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