Misty Coniston

Autumn Mist on Coniston

Autumn Mist on Coniston – 14mm; ISO 200; 1/12 sec; f/8.0 (click image to view larger size)

This weekend, my wife and I traveled up to the Lake District for a family birthday party.

On the Saturday morning, I headed out before sunrise in the hope of catching some mist on Coniston. And boy, was it misty! Really foggy in fact, and I had to drive carefully.

It was so foggy, I missed the car park I was heading for (without realising at first) and ended up parked about 100 metres further along the road, and this put me away from the easy path to the lake. Because I headed off hurriedly in the general direction of Coniston, I became soaked from walking through waist high ferns!

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The Lakes

Buttermere Before Sunrise

Buttermere Before Sunrise – 15mm; ISO 100; 1/6 sec; f/8.0 (click image to view larger size)

I’ve recently returned from a trip to the Lake District. I spent a week in the Northern Lakes area, staying about a 15 minute drive north of Ullswater.

As I approached the lakes driving up the M6, I could see snow-capped mountains in the distance, and I could hardly contain myself with the anticipation of the week ahead.

Quickly checking in to my accommodation, I dumped my bags and headed straight out to Ullswater as there was only about 30 minutes until sunset. I wanted to grab a few shots and check out the location for sunrise the following morning.

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