The Lake District is beautiful at any time of the year, but Autumn brings an abundance of colour. I spent a week in the Lakes - three days on my own and four days with Light and Land led by the wonderful Clive Minnitt and Phil Malpas.
I started in the Southern Lakes - exploring Blea Tarn and Rydal Water and Falls - before moving north to Buttermere and Honister to photograph Warnscale Bothy - a walkers shelter on the approach to the summit of Haystacks that I had wanted to photograph for years.
It rained as I trudged up an old dismantled tramway from the Honister Slate Mine and it took me a while to find the bothy, hidden amongst rocky outcrops and scree, but, as I set up my tripod, the rain stopped and for half an hour it was clear enough to shoot. As I sat looking towards Buttermere I could see the rain sweeping up the valley. It was time to head back down.
Buttermere was the calmest I'd ever seen it and had near perfect reflections whilst early morning shoots at Derwent Water provided fast moving clouds and plenty of scope for long exposure work.
Another great Light and Light tour with enthusiastic and friendly photographers.